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May 152018

New Wait Time Benchmark for Hip Fracture Surgical Care

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Recent data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) indicates that Alberta is second across Canada in meeting the national evidence-based benchmark for getting hip fracture patients into surgery within 48 hours of arrival to a hospital. In 2017, following closely behind Manitoba, 92% of Albertan patients received hip fracture repair surgery within 48 hours of admission to an inpatient hospital unit, up from 85% in 2013. ...

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Mar 152018

Now Hiring: Research Associate (Edmonton)

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Position: Research Associate (Out of Scope/Paymaster – Alberta Health Services) Status: Full time regular (1.0 FTE) City/Town: Edmonton Location: Clinical Sciences building at the University of Alberta / University of Alberta Hospital / Kaye Edmonton Clinic / Edmonton Bone and Joint Centre Organization: Collaborative Orthopaedic REsearch (CORe) at the University of Alberta (https://www.ualberta.ca/rehabilitation/research/core) Date ...

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Feb 062018

Dr. Elly Park Awarded ABJHI Postdoctoral Fellowship to Develop Best Practices for Managing Osteoarthritis in Patients with Obesity

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Elly Park has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral position with Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute to develop best practices for managing osteoarthritis (OA) in individuals with obesity. Dr. Park will develop innovative practices based on personalized medicine, a growing field in which treatment is tailored to the patient’s unique physical characteristics, personal health goals and desired quality of life. She will be under the ...

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Jan 242018

Deborah Marshall to Lead Health Economics Work on Research that Will Transform Treatment for Children with Arthritis

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Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Research Advisory Committee co-chair, is part of a team that has been awarded a $10-million grant for genomics research that will for the first time allow doctors to tailor treatment of childhood arthritis to the precise needs of the individual child in the earliest stages of the disease. “We have the opportunity with genomic medicine to make treatment highly effective in the very early stages of juvenile ...

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