University of Calgary

Millions in funding helps Albertans with bone and joint disease

Jan. 14, 2013

On Tuesday morning there will be a series of funding announcements at universities and hospitals across the country.

The University of Calgary will receive funding to complete the new Mobility and Joint Health research clinic. The facility will utilize a diversity of technologies and focus on three areas of research: biomarker analysis, motion analysis and imaging.

The focus of the clinic will be on musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis which currently have no cures. Early diagnosis and intervention can alter the long-term outcome of these chronic conditions

Photo and video opportunities

• mock motion analysis session
• mock dual fluoroscopy analysis session
• Photos of CT bone images on computer screens
• blood samples at a wet lab bench

Who: Steven Boyd, University of Calgary researcher and project lead
Janey Ronsky; University of Calgary researcher focused on motion analysis

What: one-on-one interviews with researchers listed above.

When: Tuesday January 15, 2013
10:30 am : motion analysis & other demos (video and photo opportunity)
11 am until noon : interviews

Where: University of Calgary, Foothills Campus, 3330 Hospital Dr NW Calgary AB