CAMEO – Cornell-HSS Biomechanics Program

Our Goal

The goal of the program is to create a seamless partnership between Cornell Ithaca and HSS to enhance the cross-institutional application of engineering principles to musculoskeletal patient care.

Members are required to be engaged (or planning to become engaged) in a research project that spans both institutions, includes both a clinician and engineer, and can be discussed at any annual retreat.

Executive Directors: Tim Wright & Marjolein van der Meulen
Site Directors: Suzanne Maher & Larry Bonassar
Program Administrator:  Judy Thoroughman

Membership Benefits

  • networking and developing new collaborations at a semi-annual retreat,
  • participation in tissue/ disease-based meetings at either site through Skype/ Zoom/ Webex,
  • leveraging of the rich resources and shared infrastructure across both locations to enable cross-campus research and training
  • inclusion as faculty on training grants, program grants, and other funding opportunities,
  • ability to apply for travel funds and housing to support collaborative projects between HSS and Cornell

7th Annual Cornell BME MEng Industry Engagement Day

Cornell Biomedical Engineering Master of Engineering students engage in yearlong design projects with an emphasis on the identification or validation of unmet clinical needs, this year several of...

Bonassar recipient of the ORS 2023 Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award

Dr. Lawence J. Bonassar, the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering and the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell...

Andarawis-Puri and Rodeo awarded Cornell Engineering SPROUT Award to study tendon injuries

Nelly Andarawis-Puri (PI), Scott Rodeo (Co-I), Cindy Leifer (Co-I), Nozomi Nishimura (Co-I); Iwijn De Vlaminck (Co-I) have been awarded a $75,000 Cornell Engineering Sprout Award to study tendon...

Congratulations to Sean Kim, PhD candidate in the Bonassar Lab

Congratulations to Sean Kim, PhD candidate in the Bonassar Lab, for winning an Orthopaedic Research Society Spine Section Innovation Award for his work on finite element modeling of bioresorbable...

CAMEO featured in Cornell 2022 BME Newsletter

What began as a small biomechanics program between Cornell Engineering and Hospital for Special Surgery has blossomed into a full-fledged center that continues to make major advances in orthopaedic...

How to become a member

  • Membership is open to faculty and students of HSS and Cornell
  • To apply, please email Judy Thoroughman ( with a cover letter describing why you would like to be a member and with a copy of your resume