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Jun 192017

Lauren Beaupre Appointed Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research

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Congratulations to Lauren Beaupre who has been named the Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, effective July 1. Dr. Beaupre is a professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on recovery of ...

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Jun 142017

Measuring Body Fat Using BMI Alone May Miss Serious Health Problems

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Thousands of middle-aged Canadians thought to have normal levels of body fat may be carrying extra weight in areas that significantly increase their risk of serious health problems and even death, according to a new study by University of Calgary researchers. Recent evidence suggests that high amounts of fat in the body, and inflammation ...

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Jun 052017

Save the Date: Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship on Clinical and Research Innovation

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This year’s Cy Frank Legacy Lecture features Dr. Tom Noseworthy, professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. Title of his presentation: “Learning Healthcare Systems.” Dr. Noseworthy will present in three locations: Ottawa – September 15, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Canadian Academy of Health ...

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Apr 262017

BJH SCN’s Scientific Office Impressed with Pilot Student Competition for Evidence-based Solutions in Health Care

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The BJH SCN is planning to engage university students across Alberta in proposing solutions to address real-world clinical issues in treating osteoarthritis (OA) patients after a successful pilot to test the idea at the University of Calgary. The pilot was a collaboration between the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine ...

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Apr 252017

Seed Grant Lays Foundation for Research to Identify Effective Treatment Strategies for Obese Patients with Arthritis

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A research team led by Behnam Sharif, Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute’s postdoctoral fellow, and Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s research director, has been awarded a seed grant to conduct research groundwork that could lead to new and better ways to manage obese patients with osteoarthritis – a fast-growing problem in Alberta. The ...

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Apr 252017

Save the date: Wood Forum on Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

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If you’re suffering from a shoulder or elbow injury, mark your calendar to attend the Wood Forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28, and hear about the latest research in prevention and treatment. The symposium is organized in conjunction with The Arthritis Society’s Joint Health Symposium on the same date from 1 p.m. to ...

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Mar 092017

ABJHI Positioned for Expanded Service Role with Change in Organizational Structure

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On behalf of the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI), I am excited to announce a change in our organizational structure that positions ABJHI for continued success into the future. Effective immediately, our management team will transition to a dyad leadership by appointing Christopher Smith as the Director of Operations (Technical) ...

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Mar 092017

Alberta’s Success in Transforming Bone and Joint Health Care

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Bone and joint health care is being transformed with unprecedented success in Alberta. Behind the success are inventive approaches to prevention, innovative models of evidence-based care, a growing trove of health care data used as tools of transformation, and expanding research to uncover jewels of insight for bettering patient outcomes. At ...

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Jan 042017

Save the Date: Science in the Cinema

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The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health will host the movie “Hip Hop-eration”, on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at The Globe Cinema in Calgary. Admission and popcorn are free. Hip Hop-eration follows three ninety-somethings – Maynie, Kara, and Terri – on their life-changing journey to the world hip-hop championships in Las Vegas where ...

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Missed the Wood Forum on Arthritis and You? See the Presentations and Video Highlights
Jan 032017

Missed the Wood Forum on Arthritis and You? See the Presentations and Video Highlights

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Several speakers at the 2016 Wood Forum have provided their presentation on the latest research advances in personalized medicine and precision care for arthritis. Click on the title to view the presentation. What Is Personalized Medicine? What Does It Mean to Have Arthritis?, by Marvin Fritzler, Cumming School of Medicine, University of ...

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