Jill Middendorf Wins Young Scientist Travel Grant from the Force & Motion Foundation

Jill Middendorf was recently awarded a young scientist travel grant to attend the ORS 2019 annual meeting in Austin, TX from February 2-5, 2019.  The award is sponsored by the Force & Motion Foundation, a non profit foundation whose purpose is to support students in fields related to multi-axial force measurements. Jill poster is titled, ‘Friction Modes of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Fibrocartilage are Distinct from Knee Hyaline Cartilage.’ This poster focuses on understanding how sliding direction, anatomic location, sliding speed, and fluid viscosity change the friction coefficient of TMJ condylar cartilage, and how these changes compare to knee condylar cartilage. Differences between TMJ condyle friction and knee condyle friction were identified that could influence the design of lubrication therapies specific for TMJ disorders.

Congratulations Jill!

Steven Ayala