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Terence E. McIff, PhD, MBA

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Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City

tmciff@kumc.edu

Professional Background

I serve as Director of the Orthopedic Research and Education Center within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. I am also responsible for the organization and execution of the ABOS 1st yr resident training program in our department. In this capacity, I work first hand with the residents developing and carrying out skill training activities. I have taken part in every training module and learned what works, what falls short, and often get insight into why. I have experienced the frustrations and successes of putting together and orchestrating such a broad comprehensive teaching program. As an engineer, I am personally skilled at designing testing platforms and assessing human response. I have a very strong interest in seeing resident skills education develop into a stable, efficient, and validated teaching program that can fill some of the gaps in our resident’s education.

Education and Training
  • BS, Univ. of Arizona
  • MBA, Yale Univ.
  • PhD, Strathclyde, Univ of (Scotland
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Bioengineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Professional Affiliations
  • Society for Biomaterials, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Association for Bioskills Laboratory Excellence (ABLE), Member, 2017 - Present
  • Orthopedic Research Society, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Orthopedic Research Society, Member, 2010 - 2013
  • Society for Biomaterials, Member, 2006 - Present

Research

Overview

I have been involved in orthopedic related research for over 20 years beginning with my training at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland, where I completed the research for my doctorate degree. I currently have both research and teaching responsibilities at KUMC. As a teacher, I am responsible for formal orthopedic bioengineering course work, as well as the mentoring of a variety of medical and bioengineering graduate students, orthopedic surgery residents, and physical therapy graduate students. As a researcher, I am involved in a very wide variety of research lines including professional sport biomechanics assessment and training.

Current Research and Grants
  • Use of a Novel Silorane Bone Cement to Treat and Prevent Bone Infections, Boneway Cement LLC, PI
Publications
  • Funk, Grahmm., A, Menuey, E., M, Ensminger, W., P, Kilway, K., V, McIff, T., E. 2021. Elution of rifampin and vancomycin from a weight-bearing silorane-based bone cement.. British Journal of Bone and Joint Research, 10 (4), 277-284
  • Norton, Nolan., M, Barnds, Brandon, McIff, Terence., E, Toby, E., Bruce, Fischer, Kenneth. 2020. The Effect of the Joint Capsule and Anterior Oblique Ligament on Dorsal Subluxation of the First Metacarpal During Key Pinch. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32060509/
  • Cole, Kimberly., S, Funk, Grahmm., A, Rahaman, Mohamed, McIff, Terence., E. 2020. Mechanical and Degradation Properties of PMMA Cement/Borate Bioactive Glass Composites . Journal of Biomaterials Research
  • Cole, Kimberly., S, Funk, Grahmm., A, Rahaman, Mohamed, McIff, Terence., E. 2020. Mechanical and Degradation Properties of PMMA Cement/Borate Bioactive Glass Composites . Journal of Biomaterials Research
  • Wendling, A., C, Mar, D., E, Burkes, J., C, McIff, T., E. 2019. The Effect of Ultrasound Frequency and Treatment Duration on Antibiotic Elution from Polymethylmethacrylate Bone Cement.. Kansas journal of medicine, 12 (2), 45-49
  • McIff, Terence., E, Mullen, Scott, Toby, E., Bruce, Mar, Damon., E. 2019. Initial Response of Mature, Experienced Runners to Barefoot Running: Transition to Forefoot Strike. Kansas Journal of Medicine, 12 (4), 117-120
  • Funk, G., A, Burkes, J., C, Cole, K., A, Rahaman, M., N, McIff, T., E. 2018. Antibiotic Elution and Mechanical Strength of PMMA Bone Cement Loaded With Borate Bioactive Glass.. Journal of bone and joint infection, 3 (4), 187-196
  • Norton, N., M, Barnds, B, McIff, T., E, Toby, E., B, Fischer, K. 2017. The Effect of the Joint Capsule and Anterior Oblique Ligament on Dorsal Subluxation of the First Metacarpal During Key Pinch. J Biomech Eng.
  • Modaresi, S, Kallem, M., S, Lee, P, McIff, T., E, Toby, E., B, Fischer, K., J. 2017. Evaluation of midcarpal capitate contact mechanics in normal, injured and post-operative wrists.. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 47, 96-102
  • Chappell, I, Sturgeon, DL, McIff, TE, Toby, EB, Fischer, KJ. 2017. Effects of Scapholunate Ligament Injury and Surgical Repair on Wrist Cartilage T2 Relaxation Time. J. Musculoskelet. Res. , 20 (1)