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It's Official! SRI is Now an MSD Prevention Research Site

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant to Ohio State’s Spine Research Institute to establish a Site focusing on comprehensive approaches to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

The purpose of this Site is to create a more comprehensive, quantitative understanding of causal pathways for the development of both primary and secondary MSDs in the occupational environment.

Our Site is now one of the many Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers that exists nationwide; these are long-term partnerships between industry, research institutions, and government.  NSF invests in these to promote research, contribute to U.S. scientific knowledge, enhance the engineering and science workforces; and facilitate technology transfer to industry.

The research to be conducted at this Site is directed totally by our industry members.  Member companies gain several benefits, including:

  • Guiding innovative injury prevention research and work assessment tools
  • Discovering state-of-the-art trends in primary and secondary injury prevention
  • Networking and benchmarking with industry colleagues
  • Establishing relationships with a broad array of leading researchers
  • Leveraging research funding with low overhead (10%)
  • Getting a large return on Member investment (estimated at ~3.5)
  • Gaining pre-publication access to important research projects
  • Having opportunities to recruit students for full-time positions

Read Ohio State's official press release.

To learn more about this exciting venture, please contact Gary Allread

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