Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Principal Investigator: Lisa Fortier

Contact Information: Email:; Phone: 607-253-3102
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh, ARRA-NIH
Grant Number: 0015809 (118079-2)
Title: Multicenter Cartilage Repair Preclinical Trial in Horses: ARRA Funds
Annual Direct Cost: $53,122
Project Period: 09/01/10-08/31/11

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Consortium PI will be responsible for providing expertise in arthroscopic surgery, joint biology, animal physiology and care, and in preparation of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC). She will have overall responsibility for the animal studies to be performed, including pre, intra- and post-operative design, daily care of the horses, and final euthanasia. She will supervise all aspects of the animal project on a daily basis in addition to performing the surgeries. Dr. Fortier will be directly involved with tissue procurement following euthanasia and ensuring shipment of tissues to Dr. Constance Chu at the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh.