National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
Francis Y. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vice-Chairman for Research and Director of the Center for Orthopaedic Research, has received a $1.7M award from the National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases.
This award represents a 5 year competitive renewal of Dr. Lee’s second R01 grant, “ERK Signaling in Inflammatory Bone Loss.” Dr. Lee's long-term goals for this project are to develop new pharmacologic methods for preserving and enhancing bone mass that will address the future needs of the increasing elderly population. Other research projects are focused on the development of novel therapeutic strategies that will enhance bone health, regulate bone loss, prevent cancer spread to bone and improve orthopaedic implant integration and healing.
Dr. Lee specializes in bone tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic bone cancers, and pediatric orthopaedic disorders. As an exemplary orthopaedic surgeon scholar, he serves as both researcher and mentor to students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and junior faculty internally and nationally through AAOS/ORS/OREF mentoring programs.