Rheumatology Grand Rounds - Chase Auditorium, Room 8403 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Rheumatology Grand Rounds from 9:00-10:00 AM
Presenter: Christopher J. Hernandez, Ph.D.
Title: "The Microbiome and Orthopaedic Disease”
Dr. Hernandez is an Associate Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Hernandez currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research Society and as the Chair of the ORS Membership Committee. Dr. Hernandez's research in biomechanics examines the musculoskeletal system and microscopic organisms. Current projects include understanding how the microbiome influences bone, arthritis and infection of total joint replacements and how bacteria are influenced by mechanical stress and strain. Dr. Hernandez regularly partners with Cornell Diversity Programs in Engineering and organizes professional development sessions for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers annual conference.