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

Bonassar recipient of 2024 Urist Award from ORS

Larry Bonassar has been selected to receive the 2024 Marshall Urist Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society. The Marshall Urist award honors an investigator in tissue regeneration research who...

Marjolein van der Meulen awarded H.R. Lissner Medal

Marjolein van der Meulen has been selected to receive the 2024 H.R. Lissner Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the field...

Moridi selected to be TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow

Professor Atieh Moridi has been awarded a 2024 Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Early Career Faculty Fellow Award. The award recognizes “an assistant professor for his or her...

Bonassar, Putnam and Reesink awarded $2 million grant from National Science Foundation

Developing a new generation of biosynthetic lubricants CAMEO members Dr. Lawence J. Bonassar, Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering and the Sibley...

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...

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