MIE Faculty Candidate Research Seminar: Loribeth Evertz
- Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:00am
- Reid Hall - view map
Computational modeling and the future of musculoskeletal medicine
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Currently, computational modeling is used to improve efficiency and decrease costs in healthcare. Through modeling and simulating movement of the musculoskeletal system, interactions of individual components, such as a single muscle, can be analyzed to improve our understanding of their contributions to the overall system and daily function. This facilitates investigations to improve human locomotion, surgical intervention, joint loading, and more. In this seminar, Loribeth Evertz will discuss the techniques she developed to collect patient data from the sterile environment of the operating room, and then expand upon on her work developing a computational model of the muscle transfer surgery. The seminar will conclude with an overview of the vital role modeling can serve in other areas of healthcare, such as osteoarthritis and osseointegration.
Loribeth Evertz, Montana native and MSU alumni, is finishing her fifth year of studies in Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Science. She has just returned from a collaboration with Dr. David Lloyd and the world renowned musculoskeletal modeling team at Griffith University in Australia. The collaboration was made possible by the travel award, Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide, from the National Science Foundation as well as support from Mayo Clinic and Griffith University. Working under Dr. Kenton Kaufman, Ms. Evertz conducted groundbreaking studies, collecting first-of-its-kind in vivo measures of human muscle.