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Spine Research Institute hosts Grand Opening

OSU President, Dr. Michael Drake, speaks at the SRI Grand Opening.On May 5th, 2016, SRI Executive Director William Marras, along with and his research faculty and staff, welcomed more than 125 dignitaries from the University and affiliated companies and organizations to the Grand Opening of the Spine Research Institute.

The SRI's mission is to systematically improve the way spine disorders are prevented, evaluated, and treated, through the identification of disorder causal pathways.  The SRI comprises Ohio State's Biodynamics Laboratory, Center for Occupational Health in Automotive Manufacturing (COHAM), and SRI-Ergonomics/Institute for Ergonomics.

Invited guests listen to opening remarks from those responsible for creation of the SRI.

This new space, which occupies the entire fifth floor of the Baker Systems Engineering Building on Ohio State's main campus, more than triples the space of his previous research facility.  The SRI closely collaborates with the College of Engineering and College of Medicine.

Dean Williams and Dr. Marras mingle at the SRI Grand Opening.In his opening remarks, Dr. Marras commented that the SRI, “Is a unique world-class facility that has enabled the personalized risk assessment and patient evaluation, and it is a true testament to the power of collaboration between engineering and medicine and will not only help reduce costs in industry, but also result in more effective and cost-effective treatment.”
Following opening remarks from Dr. Marras, OSU President Michael Drake, and College of Engineering Dean David Williams, guests toured the facility and learned about the exciting research advances that SRI staff and students are

Dr. Prasath Mageswaran discusses his work at the SRI with guests.



Read more about the Grand Opening.

Read the Columbus Dispatch article about the Spine Research Institute.

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