National Skeletal Muscle Research Center

It has been our privilege to serve the rehabilitation community for the past 10 years through the National Skeletal Muscle Research Center. During this time, we awarded $1.1M in pilot funding and our collaborators/awardees published 103 peer-reviewed manuscripts. We are particularly proud of the fact that 52% of our awardees went on to submit NIH grants from their pilot projects. Unfortunately, the NSMRC has not been renewed by NIH so we are now closed to new pilot project and collaborative opportunity applications. However, we discussed an enormous number of project ideas and experimental details with many of you and we expect that these scientific relationships to continue. Please be on the lookout for the new Centers, which should be announced in Fall.

Richard L. Lieber, PhD
Samuel R. Ward, PT, PhD