HMRC-CREATE

HMRC-CREATE

NSERC CREATE Training Program

in Bone and Joint Health Technologies

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Translational Research Activities

In addition to their research projects and participation in professional development, the trainees also engaged in various translational research activities. The following are indicators of the trainee’s participation in translational research activities.

Invited Speaker/Presentation

Brandon, S. (September 2010). Do subjects with knee osteoarthritis unload medial condyle using selective muscle activation? University of Wisconsin, Madison. Stakeholders: Guest presentation at biomechanics lab meeting with Dr. Darryl G. Thelen.

Brandon, S. (September 30, 2010). Guest lecture on the estimation of joint contact forces and applications to orthopaedic biomechanics. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Stakeholders: Undergraduate and graduate biomedical and mechanical engineering students.

Brandon, S. (November 2012). Why do subjects with knee osteoarthritis selectively activate lateral leg muscles? Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Fund Visiting Scholar Trainee Seminar

Hayami, J. (April 2011). Introductory speaker for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Public Forum with guest speaker Dr Suzanne Fortier, President of NSERC. Queen’s University, Ban Righ Center. Stakeholders: Queen’s Faculty.

Hayami, J. (May 2011). A hydrogel and elastomer composite scaffold for nucleus pulposus repair. CBME 802 Seminar Presentation, Queen’s University.

Fleming, S. (July 2011). Stem Cell Research. Queen’s University. Stakeholders: high school students.

Fleming, S. (2011). Presentation to HMRC-CREATE Summer interns.

Flynn, T. (March 31, 2011). An Optimization Based Kinetic Lower Limb Model and its Application to Understanding the Development of Knee Articular Cartilage in Children. Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation. Stakeholders: Professors, Physiotherapists, and Graduate Students.

Hassan, L., Tucker, A., Borschneck, D., Deluzio, K. (November 2013) Performance Outcomes Post-ACL Reconstruction in a Pediatric Population – A Pilot Project. Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Fund Visiting Scholar Trainee Seminar

Pelland, L., Almosnino, S. Smart sensors for big solutions: application to the risk management for pediatric concussions in ice hockey. CMC Microsystems Sensor Network Workshop. Ottawa, ON, Canada. October 5th, 2010. (Presenter – engineering/developer audience.)

Yu, C., Bianco, J., Brown, C., Fuetterer, L., Samani, A., Watkins, J., Flynn, L. (November, 2012) Porous decellularized adipose tissue foams for soft tissue regeneration. Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Fund Visiting Scholar Trainee Seminar

Zakani, S., Smith, E., Kunz, M., Wood, G., Rudan, J., Ellis, R. (November 2013) Tracking translations in the human hip. Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Fund Visiting Scholar Trainee Seminar

 

Lab Tours Conducted

Almosnino, S. (October 2011) Head of Physical Therapy, CFB Kingston. Human Performance Laboratory, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University.

Almosnino, S. (September 2011) Homecoming weekend- School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Alumni. Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University.

Brandon, S. (Fall 2010) CREATE technology tour – optical motion capture. Queen’s University, Jackson Hall Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. Stakeholders: CREATE Peers.

Brandon, S. (2010 and 2011) Human Mobility Research Centre tours for High School students.

Brandon, S. (April 2012) Grand Opening of the Human Mobility Research Centre Motion Performance Lab. Stakeholders: Media, Donors, Politicians, University and Hospital Personnel

Brandon, S. (Fall 2013) Optical motion capture. Human Mobility Research Centre Motion Performance Lab. Stakeholders: Orthopaedic Residents

Clouthier, A. (2011) Human Mobility Research Centre tours for High School students.

Dickinson, A. (2010) CREATE technology tour – Computer Assisted Surgery. Stakeholders: CREATE Peers.

Hayami, J. (April 2011) Tours to visiting faculty, new students, HMRC tours (general public interest). HMRC lab (Amsden, Waldman) and Imaging lab (Confocal, fluorescent, brightfield and FTIR microscopes) -Tissue culture facilities.

Balaketheeswaran, S. (July 2012) Shad Valley tours to visiting high school students, HMRC tours.

VanBerlo, A. Visit by Dr. Sandra den Otter, Associate Dean SGS. Goodwin 736 Medical Computing Lab. Organized contributions and schedules of fellow researchers for visit.

 

External Communications

Almosnino, A. Device gives average Joes and Janes the pro treatment. Article in the Kingston Whig Standard. http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3130228

Almosnino, A. Elite athlete testing may revamp injured worker compensation practices. Press Release by Queen’s University. http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/17056-Elite-athlete-testing-may-revamp-injured-worker-compensation-practices.html

Brandon, S. (July, 2010). Development of Niagara Foot – 2 minute vignette with Dr. Bryant Role: Assisted with lab setup and development of graphical visualization of motion capture data.

Brandon, S. (Fall 2013) Graduate Studies Profiles. The Complete Engineer: The magazine of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University

Fleming, S. Extracting stem cells from fat for tissue regeneration.  Featured on CBC and CKWS and Press Release by Queen’s University. http://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/extracting-stem-cells-fat-tissue-regeneration

Fleming, S., Dickinson, A., VanBerlo, A. (2010) Collaborative Research & Training Experience (CREATE) in Bone & Joint Health Technologies. Featured on the Queen`s School of Graduate Studies News. http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/news/archives/2010news/hmrc.html

Flynn, T. Queen’s School of Graduate Studies Newsletter: Varsity Athlete Student Profile (February 7, 2011)

Hassan, L., Lugez, E. and Russo, V. (Fall 2013) CREATE(ing) Opportunities: New NSERC initiative opens new possibilities for engineering research – and student careers. The Complete Engineer: The magazine of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University

Hayami, J. 2011. New technology helps spinal disc regeneration.  Press Release by Queen’s University. http://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/new-technology-helps-spinal-disc-regeneration

Russo, V., Fleming, S., Flynn, L. (May 2011) Harvesting Stem Cells. 2 minute news segment aired on CKWS Television

 

Websites created or contributed content/Social Media

Almosnino, S. Queen’s Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory Website. http:/www.skhs.queensu.ca/ergbio/

Almosnino, S. Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders – 2010 Research Retreat Brochure.

Brandon, S.  Co-founder and moderator of CSB-Student group on LinkedIN

Dickinson, A. SimITK/SimVTK website which is a development environment for image analysis, visualization, and image-guided surgery http://www.simitkvtk.com/

Hayami, J. HMRC website, contributed content related to biomedical/regenerative medicine conducted within the centre http://me.queensu.ca/HMRC/

VanBerlo, A.  Computer Science graduate student website http://research.cs.queensu.ca/home/5amv/

 

Service in Professional Associations and Community

Almosnino, S. (2011). Isokinetics and Exercise Science. Peer Reviewer.

Almosnino, S. (2011). Session Chair, 11th Annual Ontario Biomechanics Conference ,Barrie, ON.      

Almosnino, S. (2010). Student Volunteer, 16th Biannual CSB Conference, Kingston, ON.      

Almosnino, S. (2010). Student Volunteer, CRE-MSD Annual Research Retreat, Kingston, ON.      

Brandon, S., Hayami, J., & VanBerlo, A. (2010-2011). Integrated Seminar Series in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (CBME/HMRC/CREATE). Committee members.

Brandon, S. (Spring 2010). Conference Organizing Committee. Kingston, ON. Canadian Society for Biomechanics, 16th Biannual Conference.

Brandon, S. (Summer 2011) 3D Optical Motion Capture System. Co-evaluator for procurement of motion capture system.

Brandon, S. (2010) Mechanical and Materials Engineering Building Committee (Queen’s University) Member.   

Brandon, S. (Fall 2010). Associate Dean Research, Graduate Studies and External Affairs Advisory Committee (Queen’s University) Member.

Brandon, S. (2012-Present) Captain, Kingston Rowing Club. Managed daily operations including: equipment allocation and maintenance, repair technician supervision, club safety, financial aid, and discipline.      

Brandon, S. (2012-Present) Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Student member on executive   

Fleming, S. (2011). Student representative on the HMRC-CREATE Program Committee.

Fleming, S. (2011). Audience: Shad Valley presentation to high school students in the Shad Valley Program. http://www.shad.ca/shad/myweb.php?hls=10142&lang=1

Hayami, J. (Jan 2012-Dec 2013) Member of HMRC Board of Directors

 

Teaching, Training, and Peer Mentorship

Most of the CREATE trainees mentored their student peers, particularly with undergraduate summer students and new graduate students. The activities involved classroom teaching, training in use of lab protocols and biomedical equipment, peer mentorship, among others.

Brandon, S. (September 27, 2011). TA Training: Mentor and Facilitator.  Kingston, ON.

Teaching (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON)

  • Brandon, S.         MECH 393: Biomedical Product Design (Queen’s University)

Date:                    February 2011

Description:          Three-week unit on biomechanics including inverse dynamics, static optimization of muscle forces, and load sharing in composite structures.

  • Brandon, S.         MECH 398: Mechanical Engineering Lab (Queen’s University)

Date:                    Fall 2010

Description:          Designed and executed a motion analysis lab for mechanical engineering students. Purchased, installed, and calibrated new motion capture system (OptiTrack motion, Vernier forces).  Developed and instructed lab procedure.

  • Brandon, S.         MECH 494: Kinematics of Human Motion (Queen’s University)

Date:                    October 30, 2008

Description:          Co-lecture on the anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow joint complex.

  • Brandon, S.         HMRC-CREATE Summer Intern Program (Queen’s University)

Date:                    April-August 2013

Description:          Co-ordinated learning modules for HMRC-CREATE summer interns. 

  • Giardini Rosa, R. and Bianco, J.         Basic cell Biology and Histophysiology for Engineers course

Date:                     June – July 2013

Description:            Introduction to the basic structures of the cells and their organization in tissues and organs

  • Giardini Rosa, R. and Bianco, J.         HMRC-CREATE Summer Intern Program (Queen’s University)

Date:                    April-July 2012

Description:                        Co-ordinated learning modules for HMRC-CREATE summer interns.

 

Selected examples of peer mentorship

Almosnino, S. (2011).  Student 1 - Undergraduate B.Sc. Kinesiology Thesis                                

Title: Movement analyses for classification of low back patients.

Project Supervisor: Dr. Joan Stevenson (KNPE-491)

Role: Conceptualization, data collection, data and statistical analysis programs, writing aid.

 

Almosnino, S. (2011).  Student 2 – Medical School Thesis                                                                   

Title: Knee strength assessment in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficient patients: Principal component modeling of isokinetic curves.

Project Supervisor: Dr. Davide Bardana (Med-xxx)

Role: Conceptualization, data collection, data and statistical analysis programs, writing aid.

 

Almosnino, S. (2011). Student 3 - Undergraduate B.Sc. Kinesiology Thesis                                 

Title: Knee loading during bodyweight squat performance: Effect of stance width and foot rotation.

Project Supervisor: Dr. Patrick A. Costigan (KNPE-491)

Role: Conceptualization, data collection, data and statistical analysis programs, writing aid.

 

Almosnino, S. (2011).  Student 4, 5 - Physical Therapy Research Enquiry Project

Title: Quantification of lower extremity joint loading during performance of three variants of the lunge exercise.

Project Supervisor: Dr. Lucie Pelland (PT-898).

Role: Conceptualization, data collection, data and statistical analysis programs, writing aid.

 

Brandon, S. Discipline of peer/peer: Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Average length of time mentoring peer/ peers: 4 Months.

  • Supervised 4th year design teams and individual research projects.
    • (2013)   Human Powered Rowmobile (J. Berquist, A. Coutu, A. Holowack, J. Pepper – MECH 460)
    • (2013) Evaluation of an Osteoarthritic Knee Brace (C. Schaltz, A. Howard, P. Walma, C. Widdis – MECH 460)
    • (2012) Design of mechanical model to test pose estimation algorithms (M. Brown, T. Kearns, R. Budd, D. Preston – MECH 460)
    • (2012) Design and construction of human-powered rowing machine to travel over snow (B. Stunden, K. Birk, K. McIntyre, H. Rose, MECH 460; also C.Au, D. Preston – MECH 462)
    • (2012) Kinematic Factors Contributing to Metabolic Cost of Rowing on an Ergometer (T. Tomic – MECH 461)
    • (2011)   Development of a Tibiofemoral Joint Finite Element Model to Predict Contact Stress from Forces Measured by an In Vivo Joint Replacement. (K. Young – MECH 461)                           
  • Supervised work of summer interns
    • (2010) Evaluation of effect of OpenSim model scaling on dynamic consistency during gait (S. Sebastyan – Summer Intern)
  • Mentored graduate students in biomechanics lab

 

Dickinson, A. Supervision of Undergraduate student: School of Computing. Average length of time mentoring peer/ peers: 4 Months. Assisted with code development, report writing, and provided general support. SimVTK  (A. Murray - CISC 499)

 

     Giardini Rosa, R.

  • Undergraduate Project supervision: Chemical Engineering
    • (2012 – 2013) The effect of bisphosphonates on articulate cartilage engineering / Growing elastic cartilage in a bioreactor. (K. Collavino, J. Leising)
    • (2011 – 2012) The effect of bisphosphonates on articulate cartilage engineering. (E. Delve - CHEE 405) 
    • (2011 – 2012): Growing elastic cartilage in a bioreactor. (K. Thomas - CHEE 405) 

 

     Russo, V. Supervision of Undergraduate student: Chemical Engineering. Average length of time mentoring: 8 Months. Trained and supervised E. Campbell and A. Lakhani

 

Software Development

Almosnino, S.

  • Full inverse dynamics analysis of the lower limb (Matlab based).
  • Acquisition and analysis programs for isokinetic waveform data (Labview and Matlab).
  • Software to be used in introductory and advanced biomechanics class demonstrations at the school of kinesiology and health studies. 
  • Waveform similarity functions for SKHS Biomechanics lab graduate student usage.
  • EMG demonstration software for use in relevant courses (ELEC-811, Dr. Evelyn Morin; RHB 837, Dr. Linda McLean).

Dickinson, A.

  • Contributor to ITK (Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit) and VTK (Visualization Toolkit)