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Center for Skeletal & Craniofacial Biology


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The mission of the Center is to raise the tempo of research into diseases which affect craniofacial development and the skeleton leading to new knowledge, resulting in improving and new treatments for these diseases.

The Goals of the Center are:

  1. Recruit new faculty in skeletal and craniofacial biology
  2. Increase collaborative and scientific interactions between all members of the Center and the University
  3. Publish increased numbers of high impact papers
  4. Submit NIH instrumentation grants for the Center
  5. Oversee the use of Core facilities of the Center
  6. Mentor junior faculty in successful research
  7. Provide pilot funding for members of the Center
  8. Increase the funding of the members of the Center
  9. Submit NIH PPG and Center applications to support the Center
  10. Engage members in clinical trials and obtain patents and patent income