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van der Meulen elected fellow of ICORS
Congratulations to our director, Marjolein van der Meulen, elected a 2022 Fellow of the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS), to be inducted inducted this week at #2022ICORS in Scotland!
The International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) serves as an alliance of societies to promote basic, translational, and clinical musculoskeletal research worldwide. Fellows are selected based on leadership, service, achievement, and dedication to the field of orthopaedic research.
Marjolein van der Meulen is the James M. and Marsha McCormick Director of Biomedical Engineering and Swanson Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering and Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and a Senior Scientist in the Research Division of the Hospital for Special Surgery. Professor van der Meulen received her B.S. from MIT and M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Before joining the faculty at Cornell, she worked for three years as a biomedical engineer at the Rehabilitation R&D Center of the Department of Veteran Affairs, in Palo Alto, California. In 1995, she received an NIH FIRST Award and in 1999 an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. She is member of the American and European Societies of Biomechanics and the Orthopaedic Research Society. She is a fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Professor van der Meulen is also president of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Deputy Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, member of the NIH Skeletal Biology, Structure and Regeneration study section, and steering committee member for the IBMS Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology.
The van der Meulen Lab's research in orthopaedic biomechanics focuses on the interaction between mechanical stimuli and the skeleton, and the mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues. She is interested in the modulation of bone growth by mechanical loading and in the the determinants of skeletal structure and load bearing function, both areas relevant to diseases such as osteoporosis.