The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether permanent or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.
- Orthopedics: Orthopedic surgery, tissue-engineering and bioengineering aspects of orthopedic research including orthopedic biomaterials and implants; physiological and pathophysiological aspects of cartilage, tendon, and ligament and their repair or replacement; diagnosis or treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, and joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis, joint mechanics, joint replacement; physiological and pathological aspects of bone, tissue-engineering and bioengineering of bone, therapeutic approaches to improve bone heath and for diagnosis or treatment of osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, bone fracture, and osteopenia.
- Skeletal muscle: Physiological and pathological aspects of skeletal muscle and exercise; tissue-engineering and bioengineering of muscle for muscle repair or replacement; diagnosis or treatment of muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, myotonia, myopathy, muscle weakness, muscle loss, and sarcopenia.
- • Oral cavity and clinical dentistry: Development of methods and devices for diagnosis or treatment of oral and dental diseases, such as periodontal diseases and caries; dental materials and implants; oral and dental diagnostic imaging; treatment modalities for injuries to the salivary gland and oral mucosa.
Shared Interests and Overlaps
There are shared interests with MOSS (12) in the investigation of osteoarthritis. Grant applications that focus on inflammatory aspects of osteoarthritis may be assigned to MOSS (12). Application focusing on all other aspects of osteoarthritis may be reviewed in MOSS (10).
There are shared interests with MOSS (15) in the areas of exercise, joint mechanics, joint replacement, and prosthetic devices. Applications focusing on external prosthetics, sensors, and monitoring devices to follow up the recovery and rehabilitation interventions, and on exercise protocols may be reviewed in MOSS (15). Applications that focus on bioengineering aspects of joint implant development and on exercise physiology and pathology related to the muscle may be reviewed in MOSS (10). Applications that focus on development of exoskeleton and assistive technologies to improve functions of joints may be reviewed in MOSS (15).
There are shared interests with Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging, and Bioengineering (SBIB) Small Business SEPs in the areas of imaging, device and software development. Applications focusing on the design and development of imaging systems, software or devices may be reviewed in SBIB SEPs. Applications focus on using such technologies, software or devices for diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, oral and dental diseases may be reviewed in MOSS (10).
There are shared interests with Biomaterials, Delivery, and Nanotechnology [BST (10)] small business SEP in the areas of biomaterials, drug delivery and tissue engineering. Applications focusing on the design and development of biomaterials and drug delivery systems may be reviewed in BST (10). Applications focusing on using such biomaterials, tissue scaffolds, and drug delivery vehicles for musculoskeletal, oral and dental tissue regeneration or treatment are reviewed in MOSS (10).
There are shared interests with Computational, Modeling, and Biodata management small business SEP [IMST (14)] in the areas of computational modeling and image processing methods. Applications focusing on the development of software and image processing models may be reviewed in IMST (14). Applications that focus on using such software and image processing methods for diagnosis of musculoskeletal, oral and dental diseases may be reviewed in MOSS (10).