OTTAWA, Sept. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - September is Arthritis Awareness Month.
This is a time to highlight the outstanding work of health researchers across
Canada who are striving to create a pain free future for the nearly
4.5 million Canadians who suffer from this crippling condition. The following
experts are available to comment on some of the latest research related to the
diagnosis, treatment and management of the many forms of arthritis.
Searching for relief: What are health researchers doing to help create a
pain free future for people with arthritis?
Dr. Jane E. Aubin,
Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and
Evaluating the quality of care for rheumatoid arthritis: Can we close the
gaps in care?
Dr. Diane Lacaille, CIHR-funded researcher at the Arthritis Research
Centre of Canada (Vancouver)
Halting the attack on juvenile joints: What affects the development and
progression of arthritis in children?
Dr. Alan Rosenberg, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of
Arthritis, antibodies and gum disease: The links between early clues to
this disease in First Nations' communities
Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of
Access to care: Are people with osteoarthritis getting the health
services they need?
Dr. Gillian Hawker, CIHR-funded researcher at the Women's College
Research Institute (Toronto)
Arthritis at work: How arthritis sufferers can stay on the job and off
Dr. Monique Gignac, CIHR-funded researcher at the Toronto Western
Research Institute, University Health Network
Making sense of the evidence: Helping people with arthritis evaluate
scientific information and make decisions about their treatment
Dr. Jamie Brehaut, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of Ottawa
The value of an expert's touch: How access to specialists can improve the
health of people with rheumatoid arthritis
Dr. Debbie Feldman, CIHR-funded researcher at Université de Montréal
Did you know that psoriasis is linked to a common form of arthritis?
Unravelling the genetic basis of psoriatic arthritis
Dr. Proton Rahman, CIHR-funded researcher at Memorial University of
Newfoundland (St. John's)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
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