Brittle bone disorders (BBDs), also known as osteogenesis imperfecta, include 13 inherited conditions involving bones that break easily. Brittle bone disorders can cause deformity and chronic pain and lead to premature death. The Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium (BBDC) includes ten medical research sites working to better understand and treat these disorders. The consortium aims to explore the
- The mission of the CTSI, a unique academic-community partnership between four area academic institutions (Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University; three hospitals (Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin; Zablocki VA Medical Center); and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, is to develop an integrated, shared home for clinical and translational research, education and training, hallmarked by a borderless, collaborative, synergistic, and investigator/community/patient-friendly environment that is functionally integrated into local, regional and national CTSA networks.