Western Invests in Bone and Joint Research

Western University is making a major investment into health-related research that could affect millions of people in Canada and around the world who suffer from bone and joint conditions.

The university is investing $5-million to position a team of researchers and their support staff as world leaders in bone and joint research. The cluster, which includes 70 researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculties of Health Sciences, Engineering, Science and Social Science, will study conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, trauma, and work, sport and exercise-related injuries.

It’s hoped their discoveries will lead to new preventive, rehabilitative, medical and surgical therapies, diagnostic techniques, and medical and devices to assist patients.

David Holdsworth, Director of the new Western Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health says, “Our team is motivated by the tremendous impact on quality of life and major economic burden associated with musculoskeletal conditions. Being recognized as a research cluster at Western provides a tremendous boost to our ability to expand our research, enhance our training program and attract the best and brightest from around the world.”