Arthritis Research UK Medical Research Council

The MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into
Musculoskeletal Ageing is a collaboration between the Universities
of Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle.

Newcastle University The University of Sheffield University of Liverpool

CIMA - The Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing

What is CIMA?

The MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA), is a collaboration between researchers and clinicians at the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle. Established in 2012, CIMA aims to understand why our bone, joints and muscles function less well as we age, and why older people develop clinical diseases of these musculoskeletal tissues, such as arthritis or osteoporosis.

The Centre brings together complementary and specialist expertise in skeletal muscle, bone, cartilage and tendon biology, ageing research, nutrition and exercise interventions, and clinical excellence in musculoskeletal disorders. Through an innovative, comprehensive and sustainable research programme, and through training the next generation of researchers, CIMA is developing an integrative approach to:

  • understand the processes and effects of ageing in tissues of the musculoskeletal system
  • understand how ageing contributes to diseases of the musculoskeletal system
  • understand how these processes may be ameliorated or prevented to help preserve the mobility and independence of older people

CIMA - The Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing

CIMA - The Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing

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CIMA Objectives

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Through an innovative, comprehensive and sustainable research programme, CIMA aims to produce a step change in understanding, preventing and managing musculoskeletal ageing...
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Work Packages

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Through our research programme, CIMA applies an integrated approach to understanding age-related changes in the whole musculoskeletal system, to understanding ways of ameli...
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CIMA Training

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An important objective for CIMA is to build research capacity in integrated musculoskeletal ageing through training early career researchers and clinicians.
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CIMA Profiles

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CIMA is led by the Centre Director, Prof Malcolm Jackson, in collaboration with Site Directors Prof Eugene McCloskey and Prof Tim Cawston.
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