June 30, 2010
My grandfather served in World War II as a young adult. His ship, the U.S.S. Corry, was the first and only ship to sink at the attack on D-Day. He was not seriously injured, but the reality of losing life or limb was prevalent among his shipmates and friends serving as soldiers. I have met several war veterans who try to return to a “normal life” and succumb to having to take up a different trade based upon an unfortunate ailment. This research endeavor, which is partially supported by the Airlift Research Foundation, not only benefits rectifying an individual’s physical disability, but it also presents the opportunity for returning to a “normal life.” Normalcy includes both career and family life, from typing on a keyboard with both hands to holding a child. This research project is especially personal to me for the wide range of applications. Bone restorations from facial trauma to missing appendages will one day be a reality as a result of this project. This ambition is what keeps me moving forward each day as a student researcher. I am excited to be working for such a dedicated organization toward a goal that can and will immediately help thousands in need.
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my research in bone regeneration.
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MY ROLE:Professional with expertise in this field & I spent time performing research aimed at promoting osteogenic regeneration. Review from Guidestar