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

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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