July 20, 2012
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced on July 19 funding to support three research teams that will aim to improve care for patients with wrist fractures and find new ways to prevent or treat bone loss.
"Our Government is committed to helping Canadians lead healthy, active lifestyles," said Minister Aglukkaq. "I am pleased that we are supporting research to help people maintain strong bones, providing the foundation for healthy lives."
The three projects announced on July 19 address ongoing challenges in bone health:
- Dr. Joy MacDermid at McMaster University will study how to better manage patients with wrist fractures.
- Dr. Michael Glogauer at the University of Toronto will seek new ways to identify bone loss in gum disease.
- Dr. Robert Young at Simon Fraser University will investigate new drugs to promote bone regeneration.
The projects are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
"These projects emphasize the important connection between bone health, physical activity and overall health," said Dr. Philip Gardiner, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. "We extend our sincere congratulations to the funded teams and wish them every success as they begin working on their projects."
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable 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 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
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