D. Rick Sumner, PhD was trained in biological anthropology and anatomy at the University of Arizona. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Rush University Medical Center, working with Jorge Galante, MD, DMSc, a renowned orthopedic surgeon/scientist who was instrumental in the development of cementless arthroplasty. Dr. Sumner is currently the Mary Lou Bell McGrew Presidential Professor for Medical Research and chair of the Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine at Rush. He is also the director of the Rush MicroCT/Histology Core Laboratory. His primary areas of interest are bone regeneration and implant fixation. He is best recognized for work on bone remodeling around orthopedic implants and developing strategies to improve implant fixation by promoting bone regeneration. Dr. Sumner has been funded through the NIH, the Department of Defense, NASA, several foundations and industry since the late 1980’s. He has served on numerous grant review panels and has won several international and national awards, including the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association for Anatomy. He is currently the principal investigator on two research grants from the NIH and one NIH training grant. He is a member of numerous scientific societies and has served as the president of the American Association for Anatomy (current President), Orthopaedic Research Society (a past President), and the International Society of Bone Morphometry (current past President).