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Abramowitch, Steven David
Bioengineering Department
Abramowitch, Steven David
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Office: CNBIO 409
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Research Interests: Elucidating the processes of injury, disease, and healing of connective tissues through an understanding of tissue mechanics and the complex relationships between composition, structure, and function.

PhD in Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2004

BS in Applied Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, 1998

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(2014) Honorable Mention University/Post-Secondary Educator; Carnegie Science Awards Carnegie Museums.

(2013) Best Basic Science Paper (Co-author); American Urogynecological Society.

(2012) Outstanding Mentor; SSoE Pre-PhD Program University of Pittsburgh.

(2012) 2011-2012 Diveristy Award; Swanson School of Engineering (SSoE) University of Pittsburgh.

(2011) Best Basic Science Award, American Urogynecological Society.

(2009) Casselberry Award, American Laryngological Association.

(2009) Outstanding Mentor, Excel Program, University of Pittsburgh.

(2008) Outstanding Science Award, American Urogynecological Society.

(2008) Academic Hall of Fame Inductee, Wilson Senior High School, West Lawn PA.

(2005) Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award; International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

(2002) 1st Place Student Podium Competition, Biomedical Engineering Society (Local Chapter), University of Pittsburgh.

(2002) AFOR Scientific Award, Association for Orthopaedic Research.

(2002) 3rd Place Student Poster Competition, Engineering Graduate Student Organization, University of Pittsburgh.

(2001) Graduate Student of the Year, Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh.

(1999) Journal of Biomechanics Award (Finalist), American Society of Biomechanics.

(1995) Academic Achievement Award, University of Pittsburgh.

Barone, W.R., Amini, R., Moalli, P.A., Maiti, S., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2014, "The Impact of Boundary Conditions on Surface Curvature of Polypropylene Mesh in Response to Uniaxial Loading," Manuscript submitted for publication.

Barone, W., Feola, A., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., In press, "The Effect of Pregnancy and Postpartum Recovery on the Viscoelastic Behavior of the Rat Cervix.," Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology.

Woo, S.L., Almara, A.J., Karaoglu, S., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Functional Tissues Engineering of Ligament and Tendon Injuries (Chapter 71)," To appear in in Principles of Regenerative Medicine, A. Atala, R. Lanza, R.M. Nerem, and J.A. Thomson, eds., Elsevier, Inc., pp. 1206-31.

Feola, A.J., Abramowitch, S.D., Jallah, Z., Stein, S., and Moalli, P.A., "The Impact of Three Synthetic Meshes on the Biomechanical Properties of the Vagina," British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Liang, R., Abramowitch, S.D., Knight, K., Feola, A., and Moalli, P.A., "Vaginal Degeneration Following Implantation of Synthetic Mesh With Increased Stiffness," British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Zong, W., Stein, S., Abramowitch, S.D., Meyn, L.A., and Moalli, P.A., "Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases-1 and -13 in the Vagina and the Arcus Tendineous Fasciae Pelvis of Patients with Vaginal Prolapse," American Journal of Pathology, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Barone, W.R., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2014, "Porosity of Synthetic Mesh For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair In Response to Uniaxial Loading."

Feola, A.J., Siladitya, P., Moalli, P.A., Maiti, S., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2014, "Varying Degrees of Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior Arising From Geometric Differences of Urogynecological Meshes."

Liang, R., Zong, W., Palcsey, S., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2014, "Impact of Prolapse Meshes on the Metabolism of the Extracellular Matrix in the Vagina."

Barone, W.R., Amini, R., Maiti, S., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "The Impact of Boundary Conditions on Surface Curvature Measurements of Polypropylene Mesh in Response to Uniaxial Loading," 2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, Oregon.

Feola, A.J., Abramowitch, S.D., Jallah, Z., Stein, S., and Moalli, P.A., 2013, "Deterioration in Biomechanical Properties of the Vagina Following Implantation of a High-Stiffness Prolapse Mesh," British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.120, no.2, pp. 224-232, 23240801.

Feola, A.J., Barone, W., Moalli, P., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Characterizing the Ex vivo Textile and Structural Properties of Synthetic Prolapse Meshes," Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct., vol.24, no.4, pp. 559-564, 22885725.

Feola, A.J., Duerr, R., Moalli, P., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Changes in the Rheological Behavior of the Vagina in Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse," Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct., vol.24, no.7, pp. 1221-1227, 23208004.

Jallah, Z.C., Moalli, P.A., Feola, A., Barone, W.R., Palcsey, S., Yoshimura, N., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "The Impact of Vaginal Mesh Implantation on Smooth Muscle Innervation and Contraction," 2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, Oregon.

Knight, K., Moalli, P.A., Barone, W.R., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Parity Negatively Impacts the Uniaxial Mechanical Properties of the Vagina in the Ewe," 2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, Oregon.

Liang, R., Abramowitch, S.D., Knight, K., Palcsey, S., Nolfi, A., Feola, A., Sein, S., and Moalli, P.A., 2013, "Vaginal Degeneration Following Implantation of Synthetic Mesh With Increased Stiffness," British Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.120, no.20, pp. 233-243, 23240802.

Pal, S., Thunes, J., Moalli, P.A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Maiti, S., 2013, "A Continuum Material Model for Urogynecogical Meshes," 2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, Oregon.

Thunes, J., Pal, S., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Mismatches in Stiffness Between the Vagina and Transvaginal Mesh Lead to Stress Concentrations Near an Anterior Wall Incision," 2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, Oregon.

Shepherd, J.P., Feola, A.J., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2012, "Uniaxial biomechanical properties of seven different vaginally implanted meshes for pelvic organ prolapse.," International urogynecology journal, vol.23, no.5, pp. 613-20, 22120887.

Feola, A., Moalli, P., Alperin, M., Duerr, R., Gandley, R.E., and Abramowitch, S., 2011, "Impact of pregnancy and vaginal delivery on the passive and active mechanics of the rat vagina.," Annals of biomedical engineering, vol.39, no.1, pp. 549-58, 20824342.

Abramowitch, S.D., Zhang, X., Curran, M., and Kilger, R., 2010, "A comparison of the quasi-static mechanical and non-linear viscoelastic properties of the human semitendinosus and gracilis tendons.," Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), vol.25, no.4, pp. 325-31, 20092917.

Alperin, M., Feola, A., Duerr, R., Moalli, P., and Abramowitch, S., 2010, "Pregnancy- and delivery-induced biomechanical changes in rat vagina persist postpartum.," International urogynecology journal, vol.21, no.9, pp. 1169-74, 20424824.

Alperin, M., Feola, A., Meyn, L., Duerr, R., Abramowitch, S., and Moalli, P., 2010, "Collagen scaffold: a treatment for simulated maternal birth injury in the rat model.," American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, vol.202, no.6, 589.e1-8, 20510960.

Feola, A., Abramowitch, S., Jones, K., Stein, S., and Moalli, P., 2010, "Parity negatively impacts vaginal mechanical properties and collagen structure in rhesus macaques.," American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, vol.203, no.6, 595.e1-8, 20691414.

Krishna, P., Regner, M., Palko, J., Liu, F., Abramowitch, S., Jiang, J., and Wells, A., 2010, "The effects of decorin and HGF-primed vocal fold fibroblasts in vitro and ex vivo in a porcine model of vocal fold scarring.," The Laryngoscope, vol.120, no.11, pp. 2247-57, 20830759.

Zong, W., Jallah, Z.C., Stein, S.E., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2010, "Repetitive mechanical stretch increases extracellular collagenase activity in vaginal fibroblasts.," Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery, vol.16, no.5, pp. 257-262, 21603077.

Abramowitch, S.D., Feola, A., Jallah, Z., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "Tissue mechanics, animal models, and pelvic organ prolapse: a review.," European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology, vol.144, S146-58, 19285776.

Jones, K.A., Feola, A., Meyn, L., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "Tensile properties of commonly used prolapse meshes.," International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction, vol.20, no.7, pp. 847-53, 19495548.

Nguyen, T.D., Liang, R., Woo, S.L., Burton, S.D., Wu, C., Almarza, A., Sacks, M.S., and Abramowitch, S., 2009, "Effects of cell seeding and cyclic stretch on the fiber remodeling in an extracellular matrix-derived bioscaffold.," Tissue engineering. Part A, vol.15, no.4, pp. 957-63, 18783320.

Abramowitch, S.D., Redfern, M., Debski, R.E., Almarza, A.J., Borovetz, H.S., and Woo, S.L., 2008, "Intramural Research Internship: A Requirement of the Undergraduate Bioengineering Curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh (Short Paper)," Global Colloquium on Engineering Education (ASEE), pp. 13-15.

Almarza, A.J., Yang, G., Woo, S.L., Nguyen, T., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Positive changes in bone marrow-derived cells in response to culture on an aligned bioscaffold.," Tissue engineering. Part A, vol.14, no.9, pp. 1489-95, 18694325.

Alperin, M., Debes, K., Abramowitch, S., Meyn, L., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "LOXL1 deficiency negatively impacts the biomechanical properties of the mouse vagina and supportive tissues.," International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction, vol.19, no.7, pp. 977-86, 18265927.

Karaoglu, S., B, F.i.s.h.e.r., Woo, S.L., Fu, Y.C., Liang, R., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Use of a bioscaffold to improve healing of a patellar tendon defect after graft harvest for ACL reconstruction: A study in rabbits.," Journal of Orthopaedic Research : Official Publication of The Orthopaedic Research Society, vol.26, no.2, pp. 255-63, 17763435.

Moalli, P.A., Debes, K.M., Meyn, L.A., Howden, N.S., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Hormones restore biomechanical properties of the vagina and supportive tissues after surgical menopause in young rats.," American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, vol.199, no.2, 161.e1-8, 18395691.

Moalli, P.A., Papas, N., Menefee, S., Albo, M., Meyn, L., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Tensile properties of five commonly used mid-urethral slings relative to the TVT.," International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction, vol.19, no.5, pp. 655-63, 18183344.

Thomes, K., Newborg, B.B., Joranson, K., Budny, D.D., Abramowitch, S.D., Washburn, C., and Baker, C., 2008, "It Takes the Whole University to Instruct the Whole Engineer: Narratives of Collaboration," Global Colloquium on Engineering Education (ASEE), pp. 11-13.

Abramowitch, S.D., Zhang, X., Fisher, M., Woo, S.L., and Jiang, G., 2007, "The Assumption of a Negligible Preload on the Determination of Viscoelastic Properties Based on the Quasi-linear Viscoelastic (QLV) Theory (Short Paper)," Complex Medical Engineering (IEEE), no.10.1109/ICCME.2007.4382020, pp. 1617-20.

Lowder, J.L., Debes, K.M., Moon, D.K., Howden, N., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2007, "Biomechanical adaptations of the rat vagina and supportive tissues in pregnancy to accommodate delivery.," Obstetrics and gynecology, vol.109, no.1, pp. 136-43, 17197599.

Liang, R., Woo, S.L., Takakura, Y., Moon, D.K., Jia, F., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2006, "Long-term effects of porcine small intestine submucosa on the healing of medial collateral ligament: a functional tissue engineering study.," Journal of Orthopaedic Research : Official Publication of The Orthopaedic Research Society, vol.24, no.4, pp. 811-9, 16514641.

Moon, D.K., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "The development and validation of a charge-coupled device laser reflectance system to measure the complex cross-sectional shape and area of soft tissues.," Journal of biomechanics, vol.39, no.16, pp. 3071-5, 16413929.

Moon, D.K., Woo, S.L., Takakura, Y., Gabriel, M.T., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2006, "The effects of refreezing on the viscoelastic and tensile properties of ligaments.," Journal of Biomechanics, vol.39, no.6, pp. 1153-7, 16549103.

Woo, S.L., Abramowitch, S.D., Kilger, R., and Liang, R., 2006, "Biomechanics of knee ligaments: injury, healing, and repair.," Journal of Biomechanics, vol.39, no.1, pp. 1-20, 16271583.

Moalli, P.A., Howden, N.S., Lowder, J.L., Navarro, J., Debes, K.M., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "A rat model to study the structural properties of the vagina and its supportive tissues.," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.192, no.1, pp. 80-8, 15672007.

Woo, S.L., Lee, T.Q., Abramowitch, S.D., and Gilbert, T.W., 2005, "Structure and Function of Ligaments and Tendons (Chapter 7)," in Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (3rd Edition), W.C. Hayes, and V.C. Mow, eds., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishing, pp. 301-42, Philadelphia, PA.

Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2004, "An improved method to analyze the stress relaxation of ligaments following a finite ramp time based on the quasi-linear viscoelastic theory.," Journal of biomechanical engineering, vol.126, no.1, pp. 92-7, 15171134.

Abramowitch, S.D., Woo, S.L., Clineff, T.D., and Debski, R.E., 2004, "An evaluation of the quasi-linear viscoelastic properties of the healing medial collateral ligament in a goat model.," Annals of biomedical engineering, vol.32, no.3, pp. 329-35, 15098537.

Musahl, V., Abramowitch, S.D., Gilbert, T.W., Tsuda, E., Wang, J.H., Badylak, S.F., and Woo, S.L., 2004, "The use of porcine small intestinal submucosa to enhance the healing of the medial collateral ligament--a functional tissue engineering study in rabbits.," Journal of Orthopaedic Research : Official Publication of The Orthopaedic Research Society, vol.22, no.1, pp. 214-20, 14656683.

Abramowitch, S.D., Papageorgiou, C.D., Debski, R.E., Clineff, T.D., and Woo, S.L., 2003, "A biomechanical and histological evaluation of the structure and function of the healing medial collateral ligament in a goat model.," Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy : Official Journal of The ESSKA, vol.11, no.3, pp. 155-62, 12774152.

Abramowitch, S.D., Papageorgiou, C.D., Withrow, J.D., Gilbert, T.W., and Woo, S.L., 2003, "The effect of initial graft tension on the biomechanical properties of a healing ACL replacement graft: a study in goats.," Journal of Orthopaedic Research : Official Publication of The Orthopaedic Research Society, vol.21, no.4, pp. 708-15, 12798072.

Abramowitch, S.D., Yagi, M., Tsuda, E., and Woo, S.L., 2003, "The healing medial collateral ligament following a combined anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament injury--a biomechanical study in a goat model.," Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society, vol.21, no.6, pp. 1124-30, 14554228.

Musahl, V., Abramowitch, S.D., Gabriel, M.T., Debski, R.E., Hertel, P., Fu, F.H., and Woo, S.L., 2003, "Tensile properties of an anterior cruciate ligament graft after bone-patellar tendon-bone press-fit fixation.," Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA, vol.11, no.2, pp. 68-74, 12664197.

Woo, S.L., Abramowitch, S.D., Loh, J.C., Musahl, V., and Wang, J.H., 2003, "Ligament Healing: Present Status and the Future of Functional Tissue Engineering (Chapter 2)," in Functional Tissue Engineering, S. Butler, D. Goldstein, F. Guilak, and D. Mooney, eds., Springer-Verlag Publishing, pp. 13-34, New York, NY.

Magnusson, P., Takala, T., Abramowitch, S.D., Loh, J.C., and Woo, S.L., 2002, "Connective Tissue in Ligaments: Physiology and Repair, and Musculoskeletal Flexibility (Chapter 1.6)," in Textbook of Sports Medicine, L. Engebretsen, M. Kjaer, M. Krogsgaard, P. Magnusson, H. Roos, T. Takala, and S.L. Woo, eds., Blackwell Publishing, pp. 134-56, Oxford, UK.

Woo, S.L., Debski, R.E., Zeminski, J., Abramowitch, S.D., Saw, S.S., and Fenwick, J.A., 2000, "Injury and repair of ligaments and tendons.," Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, vol.2, pp. 83-118, 11701508.

Abramowitch, S.D., "An Evaluation of the Non-Linear Viscoelastic properties of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament."

Abramowitch, S.D., Almarza, A.J., Karaoglu, S., and Woo, S.L., "International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons - VI.""International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons - VI."

Abramowitch, S.D., and Gilbert, T.W., Midwest Tissue Engineering Consortium 8th Annual Meeting.

Abramowitch, S.D., Borovetz, H.S., and Hung, T., International Conference of Mechanics and Medicine in Biology.

Abramowitch, S.D., Fisher, M., Fleming, B., and Woo, S.L., International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons - VIII.

Abramowitch, S.D., Liu, Z., Takakura, Y., and Woo, S.L., International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons - IV.

Abramowitch, S.D., Miura, K., and Woo, S.L., International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons - V.

Abramowitch, S.D., Tsuda, E., and Woo, S.L., International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons - IV.

Papageorgiou, C.D., Ma, C.B., Abramowitch, S.D., Clineff, T.D., and Woo, S.L., "A multidisciplinary study of the healing of an intraarticular anterior cruciate ligament graft in a goat model.," The American journal of sports medicine, vol.29, no.5, pp. 620-6, 11573921.

Seraganian, P., "[Instrumental conditioned reflexes to stimulus ratio].," Zhurnal vysshei nervnoi deiatelnosti imeni I P Pavlova, vol.25, no.4, pp. 844-6, 1210731.

Woo, S.L., Vogrin, T.M., and Abramowitch, S.D., "Healing and repair of ligament injuries in the knee.," The Journal of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, vol.8, no.6, pp. 364-72, 11104400.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Mesh Complications: Hypothesizing About the Cause," American Urogynecological Society's Mesh special Interest Group, Las Vegas, NV.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Trying to Clean Up the Mess of Urogynecological Mesh," Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series, The University of Akron.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Urogynecological Mesh: The Data is Long Overdue," Engineering Science and Mechanics Seminar Series, Virginia Tech University.

Abramowitch, S.D., Maiti, S., Moalli, P., Pal, S., and Thunes, J.R., 2013, "Stiffness Mismatch between Prolapse Mesh and Vaginal Tissue Impacts Stresses in the Vagina," 34th Annual Meeting of American Urogynecologic Society, Las Vegas, NV.

Barone, W.R., Amini, R., Maiti, S., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Surface Curvature of Common Prolapse Meshes Alters under Variable Loading Conditions," 34th Annual Meeting of American Urogynecologic Society, Las Vegas, NV.

Barone, W.R., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2013, "Variable Porosity of Common Prolapse Mesh's during Uni-Axial Loading," 34th Annual Meeting of American Urogynecologic Society, Las Vegas, NV.

Jallah, Z., Abramowitch, S.D., Yoshimura, N., and Moalli, P.A., 2013, "Evaluating the Global Impact of Prolapse Mesh Implantation on Vaginal Smooth Muscle," 34th Annual Meeting of American Urogynecologic Society, Las Vegas, NV.

Jallah, Z., Liang, R., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2013, "Investigating the Potential of Urinary Bladder Matrix (Acell(r)) to Obviate Vaginal Smooth Muscle and Nerve Degeneration Following Implantation with Polypropylene Mesh," 2013 TERMIS-AM, Atlanta, GA.

Liang, R., Palcsey, S.L., Nolfi, A.L., Knight, K.M., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2013, "Augmentation with an ECM Bioscaffold Attenuates the Negative Impact of Synthetic Mesh on Vagina: A Functional, morphometrical and Biochemical Analysis," 34th Annual Meeting of American Urogynecologic Society, Las Vegas, NV.

Chang, J., Barone, W.R., Abramowitch, S.D., and Simhan, H.N., 2012, "Biomechanical Cervical Changes in Rat Models of Preterm Labor," 59th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, San Diego, CA.

Feola, A.J., Moalli, P.A., Stein, S., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2012, "2012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference," Farjardo, Puerto Rico.

Feola, A.J., Pal, S., Moalli, P.A., Maiti, S., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2012, "Varying Degrees of Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior Arising From Geometric Differences of Urogyneological Meshes," 2012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Farjardo, Puerto Rico.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2011, "Connective Tissue in POP/UI Panel. Mechanical Homeostasis in the Context of Pelvic Organ Prolapse," Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, Phoenix, AZ.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2011, "Workshop: Basic Science: Insight Into the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse," International Continence Society, Glasgow, Scotland.

Abramowitch, S.D., Spring, J., and Moalli, P.A., 2011, "A New Method to Determine Vaginal Axis and Spatial Position Using a 3-D Anatomical Coordinate System," Eighth Annual Meeting of the Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health Scholar Meeting, Bethesda, MD.

Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., Stein, S., and Moalli, P.A., 2011, "Stress-Shielding: The Impact of Mesh Stiffness on Vaginal Function," 32nd Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Providence, RI.

Feola, A.J., Barone, W.R., Shepherd, J., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2011, "Characterizing the Ex-Vivo Properties of Prolapse Meshes," 2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Farmington, PA.

Feola, A.J., Jallah, Z., Shepherd, J., Stein, S., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2011, "Characterizing the Ex-Vivo Mechanical Properties and Corresponding In-vivo Impact of Synthetic Urogynecological Meshes," 2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Farmingtom, PA.

Jallah, Z., Abramowitch, S.D., Skoczylas, L., Stein, S., Sugino, S., Yoshimura, N., and Moalli, P.A., 2011, "P. Simulated Maternal Birth Injury Disrupts Vaginal Smooth Muscle Innervation and Contractility," 32nd Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Providence, RI.

Jallah, Z., Skoczylas, L., Yoshimura, N., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2011, "Maternal Childbirth Injury Alters Vaginal Smooth Muscle Contractility," 2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Farmington, PA.

Liang, R., Knight, K., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2011, "Increasing Stiffness of Synthetic Mesh Negatively Impacts Vaginal Connective Tissue," 32nd Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Providence, RI.

Siewiorek, G., Barone, W.R., Abramowitch, S.D., and Finol, E.A., 2011, "Mechanical Characterization of Thrombus From Acute Ischemic Stroke," Hartford, CT.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "Healing Following Birth Injury: A Functional Perspective," 2010 McGowan Institute Wound Healing Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "QLV and Me: Applications of the QLV Theory to Healing Ligaments," Brotz Lecture, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WS.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "State-of-the-Art Panel: Basic Science Research Into Pelvic Floor Disorders: From the Bench to the Bedside," International Urogynecology Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "Workshop: Basic Science Research Into Pelvic Floor Disorders: From the Bench to the Bedside," Toronto, Canada.

Barone, W.R., Feola, A., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "Viscoelastic Behavior of the Rat Uterine Cervix at Mid-Pregnancy," 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Naples, FL.

Feola, A., Alperin, M., Duerr, R.H., Moalli, P., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "Vaginal Adaptations of the Active and Passive Biomechanical Properties During Pregnancy and Postpartum in the Rodent Model," Singapore.

Feola, A., Alperin, M., Moalli, P., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "The Effect of Pregnancy and Parity on the Biomechanical Properties of Vaginal Tissue in the Rodent Model," Joint Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society and International Urogynecological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Feola, A.J., Alperin, M., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2010, "Characterizing The Maternal Adaptations of Pregnancy and Recovery of Pregnancy and Recovery Following Vaginal Delivery in The Rodent Model," 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Naples, FL.

Jallah, J.C., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "Maternal Childbirth Injury Induces Degenerative Remodeling of the Vagina Supportive Tissue Complex," 31th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Krishna, P., Reger, M., Palko, J., Liu, F., Abramowitch, S.D., Jiang, J., and Wells, A., 2010, "The Effect of Decorin in Vitro and Ex Vivo in a Porcine Model of Vocal Fold Scarring," The 131st Annual Meeting of the American Laryngologicial Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Shepherd, J., Abramowitch, S.D., Feola, A., and Moalli, P.A., 2010, "Uniaxial Tensile Properties of a Partially Delayed Absorbable Vaginal Prolapse Mesh Before and After Resorption," 31th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Shepherd, J., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2010, "Tensile Properties of Seven Vaginal Prolapse Meshes," 31th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Shepherd, J., Feola, A., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "Uniaxial Tensile Properties of 7 Vaginally Implanted Meshes for Pelvic Organ Prolapse," Joint Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society and International Urogynecological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Shepherd, J., Feola, A., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "Uniaxial Tensile Properties Prior to and After Resorption of a Partially Delayed Absorbable Mesh for Vaginal Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse," Joint Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society and International Urogynecological Association, Toronto, CA.

Tokar, S., Feola, A., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2010, "Characterizing the Biaxial Mechanical Properties of Vaginal Maternal Adaptiations During Pregnancy," 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Naples, FL.

Xiu, K., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Li, Z., 2010, "Tensile Properties of the Transverse Carpal Ligament in Bi-directions," 7th Triennial International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium, Cleveland, OH.

Zong, W., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2010, "Repetitive Mechanical Stretch Increases Elastin in the Pelvic Floor Fibroblasts," 31th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2009, "Is There a Role For Tissue Engineering in Urogynecology," CATER Seminar Series, Pittsburgh, PA.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2009, "Synthetic Midurethral Slings: Present and Future," Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, Las Vegas, NV.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2009, "Urogyncology Basic Science Research at the University of Pittsburgh," Johnson & Johnson, Inc., New Brunswick, NJ.

Abramowitch, S.D., Feola, A., Duerr, R.H., Alperin, M., Gandley, R.E., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "Impact of Pregnancy and Delivery on the Active and Passive Biomechanical Properties of the Rat Vagina," Sixth Annual Meeting of the Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health Scholar Meeting, Bethesda, MD.

Barone, W.R., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "Response of the Rat Uterine Cervix to Unconfined Compression," Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Feola, A., Duerr, R.H., Alperin, A., Gandley, R.E., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2009, "Vaginal Tissue's Active and Passive Biomechanical Properties in the Pregnant and Postpartum Rat," Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Feola, A., Duerr, R.H., Gandley, R., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "The Impact of Pregnancy and Delivery on the Contractile Properties of the Rat Vagina," 30th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL.

Feola, A., Jones, K., Alperin, M., Dueer, R., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "Establishing an Animal Model for the Evaluation of Vaginal Meshes," NIDDK New Research Directions for Urinary Incontinence Symposium, Washington, DC.

Feola, A.J., Alperin, M., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2009, "Application of A Collagen Scaffold Improves Healing After Simulated Maternal Birth Injury," 2009 Midwest Tissue Engineering Conference (M-TEC), Pittsburgh, PA.

Feola, A.J., Jones, K., Alperin, M., Duerr, R.H., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "Establishing an Animal Model For The Long-Term Effects of Vaginal Delivery," 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Jefferies, R., Brown, A., Chaya, A., Pavel, T., Jackson, K., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2009, "Skin Tissue Engineering as a Science and Math Learning Model for Youth Outreach Education," Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Jones, K., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "Tips and Tricks 1: Evidence Against the need for Permanent Suture for Graft Placement at the Time of Abdominal Sacral Colpopexy," 30th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL.

Jones, K., Feola, A., Stein, S., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2009, "Obesity and Parity are Independent Risk Factors for the Development of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Primates," 30th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL.

Tokar, S., Feola, A., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2009, "Characterizing the Anisotropic Behavior of the Rat Vagina," Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Zong, W., Stein, S., Moalli, P.A., Jallah, Z., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2009, "Repetitive Mechanical Stretch Increases Extracellular Collagenase Activity in Vaginal Fibroblast," 30th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "A Biomechanical Testing Protocol to Identify Factors That Negatively Impact the Integrity of Pelvic Connective Tissue in the Rat Model," Reproductive Bioengineering, Wenns, Austria.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Pelvic Floor Modeling Roundtable," International Urogynecology Association Conference, Taipei, China.

Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "A Biomechanical Testing Protocol to Identify Factors That Negatively Impact the Integrity of Pelvic Connective Tissue in the Rat Model," Reproductive Bioengineering, Wenns, Austria.

Abramowitch, S.D., Feola, A., Jones, K., Jallah, Z., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "Parity Is Associated With Altered Collagen Subtypes and Inferior Biomechanical Properties In The Primate Vagina," Fifth Annual Meeting of the Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health Scholar Meeting, Washington, DC.

Alperin, M., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "Collagen Scaffold Improves Healing of Simulated Maternal Birth Injury," Cincinnati, OH.

Alperin, M., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "Pregnancy And Delivery Induced Changes In Rat Vagina Persist Postpartum," 29th Annual Meeting of the American Urogynecological Society, Chicago, IL.

Alperin, M., Feola, A., Dueer, R., Meyn, L., Badylak, S., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "Collagen Scaffold Improves Healing after Simulated Maternal Birth Injury," 29th Annual Meeting of the American Urogynecological Society, Chicago, IL.

Feola, A., Alperin, M., Dueer, R., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Changes in Biochemical and Biomechanical Properties of the Vagina Due to Pregnancy," 2008 Meeting of the Biomedicial Engineering Society, St. Louis, MO.

Feola, A., Candiello, J., Dueer, R., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Biomechanical Changes of Vaginal Tissue in Prolapsed Premenopausal Women," 2008 Meeting of the Biomedicial Engineering Society, St. Louis, MO.

Feola, A., Dueer, R., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "Biomechanical Changes of Vaginal Tissue in Prolapsed Premenopausal Women," 29th Annual Meeting of the American Urogynecological Society, Chicago, IL.

Feola, A., Jones, K., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "Determining the Biomechanical Properties of Nulliparous and Parous Vaginal Tissue," North American Congress on Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, MI.

Feola, A.J., Duerr, R.H., Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2008, "The Rheological Properties of the Vaginal Wall From Prolapsed and Non-Prolapsed Women," 2008 International Conferences on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB), Pittsburgh, PA.

Jones, K., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "Determining the Biomechanical properties of nulliparous and parous vaginal tissue," 29th Annual Meeting of the American Urogynecological Society, Chicago, IL.

Jones, K., Jallah, Z., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2008, "The Effect of Prolapse on Collagen Content and Orientation of Nulliparous and Parous Primate Vaginal Tissue," 29th Annual Meeting of the American Urogynecological Society, Chicago, IL.

Palko, J., Abramowitch, S.D., and Gilbert, T.W., 2008, "An Experimental Methodology For The Determination Of The Viscoelastic Properties Of The Vocal Fold At Human Phonation Frequencies," 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, FL.

Papas, N., Karaoglu, S., Chou, C., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2008, "Potential of a Bioscaffold to Enhance Healing of the MCL following a Mop-End Tear: An Animal Model Study," 54rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA.

Zhang, X., Watson, C., Uhrinek, C., Gilbert, T.W., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2008, "The Biomechanical Properties of Canine Achilles Tendon Bundles," "The Biomechanical Properties of Canine Achilles Tendon Bundles," San Francisco, CA.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2007, "Biomechanical Testing the Soft Tissues of the Pelvic Floor," International Research Workshop on Pelvic Floor Disorders, Lille, France.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2007, "Finding Your Passion," PITT EXCEL Program Summer Research Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2007, "Instructional Course Lecture: Management of Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries," 6th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Florence, Italy.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2007, "Understanding Pelvic Floor Dysfunction From A Biomechanical Perspective," Urogynecology Conference, Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh.

Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2007, "Instructional Course Lecture: New Approaches for the Treatment of Ligament and Tendon Injuries," 6th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Florence, Italy.

Abramowitch, S.D., Fisher, M.B., Karaglu, S., and Woo, S.L., 2007, "The Mechanical and Viscoelastic Properties of The Healing Rabbit Patellar Tendon," 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Keystone, CO.

Alperin, M., Debes, K., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2007, "Pregnancy Induced Adaptations in Rat Vagina Decrease Magnitude of Simulated Birth Injury," 28th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL.

Dede, O., Maheedhara, S., Kilger, R., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2007, "Differences in the Structural Properties of the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundles of the Human Anterior Cruciate Ligament," 7th Biennial ISAKOS Congress, Florence, Italy.

Jones, K., Feola, A., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2007, "Tensile Testing of Synthetic Meshes Used in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair," 28th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL.

Karaoglu, S., Fisher, M.B., Liang, R., Fu, Y.C., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2007, "A Bioscaffold to Improve Healing of a Patellar Tendon Defect After Graft Harvest for ACL Reconstruction," International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons- VII, La Jolla, CA.

Liang, R., Nguyen, T.D., Fu, Y., Almarza, A.J., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2007, "A Bioscaffold to Enhance Neo-tissue Formation in the Patellar Tendon Donor Site and to Limit Adhesion Formation with the Fat Pad: A Morphological Study," 7th Biennial ISAKOS Congress, Florence, IT.

Nguyen, T., Burton, S., Liang, R., Almarza, A.J., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S., 2007, "A Quantitative Analysis of the Effects of Cyclic Loading on Extracellular Matrix Remodeling," 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, CA.

Wu, C., Abramowitch, S.D., Irrer, D., Vercillo, F., Dede, O., Noorani, S., and Woo, S.L., 2007, "Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction Restores the In Situ Force Vector of the Intact ACL," 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, CA.

Zong, W., Abramowitch, S.D., and Moalli, P.A., 2007, "Sex Hormones Counteract the Effect of Repetitive Mechanical Stress on MMP-13 Expression in Fibroblasts Derived From the Pelvic Floor," 28th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL.

Abramowitch, S.D., 2006, "Finding Your Passion," PITT EXCEL Program Summer Research Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA.

Abramowitch, S.D., Almarza, A.J., Wu, C.M., Debski, R.E., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "Videoconference Demonstration of Experimental Procedures at the Musculoskeletal Research Center of Pittsburgh, USA," 10th International Conference on Orthopaedics, Biomechanics, & Sports Rehabilitation, Assisi (Perugia), Italy.

Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "New Bioengineering Approaches for the Management of Soft Tissue Injuries (Keynote Lecture)," The 15th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Singapore.

Abramowitch, S.D., Fu, Y.C., Liang, R., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "Functional Tissue Engineering of Patellar Tendon Healing: A Histological and Biomechanical Assessment," American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO.

Almara, A.J., Yang, G., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "Bone Marrow Derived Cells Express more Collagen when Seeded on Elongated Small Intestine Submucosa," BMES 2005 Annual Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Alperin, M., Debes, K., Abramowitch, S.D., Meyn, L.A., Hornstra, I., and Moalli, P.A., 2006, "LOXL1 Deficiency Affects Biomechanical Properties of the Vagina and Supportive Tissues," 27th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Palm Springs, CA.

Fisher, M.B., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "The Effects of Assuming a Negligible Preload on the Viscoelastic Properties of the Normal and Healing Rabbit Patellar Tendon," 2006 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Amelia Island, FL.

Fu, Y., Fisher, M.B., Liang, R., Nguyen, T., Moon, D.K., Karaoglu, S., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "Treatment with a Bioscaffold to Improve the Healing of a Patellar Tendon Defect: Short Term Results in the Rabbit Model," 52nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Chicago, IL.

Liang, R., Abramowitch, S.D., Moon, D.K., Takakura, Y., Jia, F., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "A Bioscaffold Enhances the Quality of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament: A 12 and 26 Week Study in Rabbits," 52nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Chicago, IL.

Liang, R., Fu, Y.C., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "Small Intestine Submucosa Scaffold Enhances the Morphology of a Healing Patellar Tendon Defect After ACL Graft Harvest," 2006 Regenerate World Congress on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

Liu, P.C., Liang, R., Karaoglu, S., Fischer, M.B., Almarza, A.J., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "The Effect of a Bioscaffold on the Patellar Tendon Harvest in ACL Reconstruction," 10th International Conference on Orthopaedics, Biomechanics, & Sports Rehabilitation, Assisi (Perugia), Italy.

Papas, N., Abramowitch, S.D., Menefee, S., Albo, M., and Moalli, P.A., 2006, "Tensile Properties of Commercially Available Urinary Incontinence Slings," Palm Springs, CA, 27th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting.

Zhang, X., Curran, M., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2006, "The Viscoelastic Properties of Human Hamstring Tendons," 6th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, GR.

Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "A Phenomenological Model to Describe the Dynamic Viscoelastic Behavior of the Rabbit Medial Collateral Ligament," 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail, CO.

Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "Fluid-Solid Interaction Governs the Nonlinear Viscoelastic Properties of the MCL," 51st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Washington, DC.

Abramowitch, S.D., Liang, R., Takakura, Y., Moon, D., Nguyen, T., Jia, F., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "Effects of a Bioscaffold on the Healing of the Medial Collateral Ligament in a Rabbit Model," Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Alumni Council Meeting, Nara, Japan.

Howden, N.S., Debes, K., Moon, D.K., Abramowitch, S.D., Meyn, L., Woo, S.L., and Moalli, P.A., 2005, "Hormone Supplementation Restores Inferior Tissue Biomechanics Induced by Ovariectomy," 26th Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Kilger, R., Abramowitch, S.D., Moon, D.K., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "Aging Affects the Mechanical and Viscoelastic Properties of the Bundles of the Human ACL Differently: A Cadaveric Study," International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons- V, Washington, DC.

Liang, R., Moon, D.K., Jia, F.Y., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "A Bioscaffold Can Enhance Healing of the Medial Collateral Ligament: A Multidisciplinary Functional Tissue Engineering Study," 5th Biennial ISAKOS Congress.

Liang, R., Moon, D.K., Takakura, Y., Jia, F.Y., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S., 2005, "Functional Tissue Engineering Can Enhance the Healing of the Medial Collateral Ligament: A Multidisciplinary Study," 51st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Washington, DC.

Liang, R., Moon, D.K., Takakura, Y., Jia, F.Y., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "Effects of a Bioscaffold in the Healing of the Medial Collateral Ligament in Rabbits- A Biomechanical, Morphological, and Biochemical Study," Engineering Tissues 2005: 9th Annual Hilton Head Workshop, Hilton Head, S.C..

Lowder, J., Debes, K., Moon, D.K., Abramowitch, S.D., Woo, S.L., and Moalli, P.A., 2005, "The Impact of Pregnancy, Route of Delivery, and Recovery on the Structural Properties of the Rat Vagina and its Supportive Tissues," 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society, Atlanta, GA.

Moalli, P., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2005, "Biomechanical Properties of the Vagina and its Supportive Tissues," American Urogynecologic Society Post-Graduate Research Course, Atlanta, GA.

Moon, D.K., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "The Effects of a Bioscaffold on the Viscoelastic Properties of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament," BMES 2005 Annual Fall Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Moon, D.K., Takakura, Y., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "Bioscaffold Treatment Reduces the Cross-Sectional Area of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament," International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons- V, Washington, DC.

Moon, D.K., Takakura, Y., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "Functional Tissue Engineering Using Small Intestinal Submucosa Improves the Mechanical Properties of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament in Rabbits," 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail, CO.

Takakura, Y., Liang, R., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "SIS Enhances the Collagen Composition, Fibril Morphology, and Mechanical Properties of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament," 5th Biennial ISAKOS Congress, Hollywood, FL.

Zou, L., Jia, F., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2005, "Mechanical Stimuli Improves Cell Alignment and Collagen Synthesis of Fibroblast-Seeded Small Intestine Submucosa," 2005 Midwest Tissue Engineering Conference (M-TEC).

Abramowitch, S.D., Moon, D.K., Takakura, Y., and Woo, S.L., 2004, "The Medial Collateral Ligament of the Rabbit and Goat Display Different Viscoelastic Behaviors," BMES 2004 Annual Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Lowder, J.L., Howden, N.S., Navarro, J., Abramowitch, S.D., Woo, S.L., and Moalli, P.A., 2004, "Pregnancy Decreases the Structural Properties of the Rat Vagina and its Supportive Tissues," 2004 AUGS/SGS Joint Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Moon, D.K., Takakura, Y., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2004, "Refreezing Has Little Effect on the Biomechanical Properties of the Medial Collateral Ligament," BMES 2004 Annual Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Zho, L., Suh, W., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2004, "The expression level of TGF-ß in healing MCL fibroblasts depends on the healing stage after injury," BMES 2004 Annual Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2003, "A New Analytical Approach to Evaluate the Viscoelastic Properties of the Goat Medial Collateral Ligament Using the Quasi-Linear Viscoelastic Theory," ASME 2003 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Key Biscayne, FL.

Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., 2003, "A New Analytical Approach to Evaluate the Viscoelastic Properties of the Medial Collateral Ligament Using QLV Theory," Biomedical Engineering Society Student Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 11-12.

Abramowitch, S.D., Clineff, T.D., Debski, R.E., and Woo, S.L., 2003, "An Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of the Nonlinear Viscoelastic Properties of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament in a Goat Model," ASME 2003 Winter Conference, Washington, DC.

Abramowitch, S.D., Gabriel, M.T., MA, C.B., and Woo, S.L., 2003, "Validating the Principle of Superposition as a Method to Determine In-situ Forces in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament of the Goat," 49th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA.

Howden, N.S., Navarro, J., Abramowitch, S.D., Woo, S.L., and Moalli, P.A., 2003, "Development of a Rat Model to Study the Structural Properties of the Supportive Connective Tissue of the Vagina," 24th Annual Meeting of the AUGS, Hollywood, FL.

Moalli, P.A., and Abramowitch, S.D., 2003, "Impact of Menopause on the Supportive Connective Tissue of the Vagina," National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Abramowitch, S.D., Yagi, M., Tsuda, E., and Woo, S.L., 2002, "The Tensile Properties of the Healing Goat MCL After a Combined MCL/ACL Injury," 4th World Congress of Biomechanics, Calgary, AB.

Musahl, V., Abramowitch, S.D., Gabriel, M.T., Debski, R.E., Hertel, P., Fu, F.H., and Woo, S.L., 2002, "Kreuzbandersatzplastik in B-PT-B Press-Fit Verankerung: Zyklische Belastungsversuche im Ziegenmodel," DGU, Berlin, Germany.

Musahl, V., Abramowitch, S.D., Gilbert, T.W., Tsuda, E., Wang, J.H., and Woo, S.L., 2002, "SIS Enhances MCL Healing at 12 Weeks in a Rabbit Model," 2nd Annual Meeting of the Engineering Tissue Growth International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Musahl, V., Abramowitch, S.D., Gilbert, T.W., Tsuda, E., Wang, J.H., and Woo, S.L., 2002, "Tissue Engineering der Ligamentheilung anhand der Innenbandheilung im Hasenknie," DGU, Berlin, Germany.

Musahl, V., Abramowitch, S.D., Gilbert, T.W., Wang, J.H., and Woo, S.L., 2002, "Functional Tissue Engineering of Ligament Healing," 28th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL.

Musahl, V., Abramowitch, S.D., Watanabe, Y., Gabriel, M., Debski, R.E., and Woo, S.L., 2002, "Tensile Properties of an ACL Graft after Press-Fit Fixation," 4th Biannual Meeting of the ACL Study Group, Big Sky, MT.

Abramowitch, S.D., Yagi, M., Tsuda, E., and Woo, S.L., 2001, "The Distribution of Forces Between an ACL Graft and Healing MCL After Combined Injury," 47th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, p. 796.

Martinek, V., Latterman, C., Usas, A., Abramowitch, S.D., Pelinkovic, D., Fu, F.H., Woo, S.L., and Huard, J., 2001, "Ex-Vivo Transfer of the BMP-2 Gene with Adenoviral Vectors Improves the Tendon-Bone Healing of the ACL Hamstring Grafts," 47th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, p. 796.

Yagi, M., Abramowitch, S.D., Tsuda, E., and Woo, S.L., 2001, "A Combined ACL/MCL Injured Knee Predisposes the Medial Meniscus to Injury During the Healing Process," 47th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, p. 44.

Abramowitch, S.D., Clineff, T.D., Debski, R.E., Wang, J.H., and Woo, S.L., 2000, "A Technique to Find A Unique Solution of Fung's Reduced Relaxation Function," Biomedical Engineering Society Student Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 1-2.

Abramowitch, S.D., Withrow, J.D., Papageorgiou, C.D., and Woo, S.L., 2000, "Effect of Initial Graft Tension on the Biomechanical Properties of ACL Reconstruction Grafts," 46th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Orlando, FL, p. 786.

Wang, J.H., Cassinelli, E., Abramowitch, S.D., Woo, S.L., and Badylak, S.F., 2000, "Small Intestinal Submucosa Enhances Healing of Medial Collateral Ligament in a Rabbit Model," Third SIS Symposium, Orlando, FL, p. 54.

Abramowitch, S.D., Clineff, T.D., Withrow, J.D., Papageorgiou, C.D., and Woo, S.L., 1999, "The Quasi-Linear Viscoelastic Properties of the Healing Goat Medial Collateral Ligament: An Experimental and Analytical Approach," American Society of Biomechanics, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 278-79.

Withrow, J.D., Clineff, T.D., Abramowitch, S.D., Papageorgiou, C.D., and Woo, S.L., 1999, "Biomechanical Properties of Healing Goat Medial Collateral Ligaments," American Society of Biomechanics, Pittsburgh, PA, p. 202.

Fu, Y., Liang, R., Moon, D.K., Nguyen, T., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., "Potential of Bioscaffold Treatment to Improve the Healing Patellar Tendon Defect."

Yang, G., Almarza, A.J., Nguyen, T., Shin, D., Abramowitch, S.D., and Woo, S.L., "Cells Seeded on Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa Under Constant Elongation Align Along the Improved Collagen Fiber Orientation," 03/18/2006.