The Muscle Performance and Physical Function Core (MPPFC) is a newly established research facility within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA). The mission of the facility is to provide the necessary expertise and infrastructure to perform valid and reliable measures of muscle performance, physical function, and mobility for a broad array of clinical research studies associated with the CTSA and conducted at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
The specific aims of the Muscle Performance and Physical Function Core are:
- Quantify Human Performance.
The facility was developed through a partnership among the Center for Translational Science Activities, the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
“Interdisciplinary collaboration is critical for the success of any research program,” says Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D. “This is a truth that Mayo Clinic and its CTSA have pioneered and strongly endorse. We are confident the unique expertise and resources of the MPPFC will benefit a great number of initiatives to improve health.”