UCSF MSK Center provides access to partner resources & equipment

Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (CCMBM)

The CCMBM is an integral component of the UCSF Musculoskeletal Center, serving as a campus resource to support translational research in the musculoskeletal field. 

CCMBM Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Study Design (EBSD) Core 

The Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Study Design (EBSD) Core provides clinicians and researchers access to the center’s comprehensive osteoporosis and osteoarthritis databases – a unique resource for addressing clinical and translational questions in musculoskeletal disease and aging. 

CCMBM Imaging Core 

The Imaging Core provides members state-of-the-art, customized image acquisition, reconstruction, and quantitative analysis for pre-clinical (tissue samples and animal models) and in vivo human musculoskeletal research. 

CCMBM Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics Core 

The Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics Core provides integrated analysis of biological and mechanical musculoskeletal phenotypes from the molecular to the organismal level. 


The CoLabs Initiative represents a new model for collaborative research and team science at UCSF. CoLabs is one of the first components of UCSF's plan to transform the Parnassus Heights campus and enhance research, education, and care delivery. 

Center for Intelligent​ Imaging (ci2)

The Center for Intelligent Imaging (ci2) is based in UCSF's Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and is comprised of clinical radiologists, imaging scientists, engineers, machine learning scientists, data engineers, clinicians, post-doctoral fellows and students. 

Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI)

The Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI) represents an exciting and novel integration of injury prevention, healthcare economics, biomedical science, and clinical medicine. Industry advisors collaborate with university researchers to target novel strategies and technologies that will decrease injuries, lower healthcare costs of injuries that do occur, and improve the management and life of patients with musculoskeletal disease. 

Center for Dental, Oral, & Craniofacial Tissue & Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR)

The Center for Dental, Oral, & Craniofacial Tissue & Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR) is a comprehensive national resource center for the clinical translation of innovative regenerative technologies to replace dental, oral, and craniofacial tissues or organs lost to congenital disorders, traumatic injuries, diseases, and medical procedures. 

Office of Collaborative Research

UCSF MSK Center is part of the Office of Collaborative Research, a strategic hub across research programs at UCSF, dedicated to advancing research and fostering meaningful collaborations that bridge our clinical and research enterprises. 

Parnassus Institutes 

UCSF MSK Center is part of the Parnassus Institutes, a distinguished group of research programs at UCSF, committed to advancing knowledge and transforming patient care. 

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