Joint & Bone Initiative

Bone & Joint News

The Bone and Joint Institute is dedicated to sharing information about activities and accomplishments among colleagues and the public. Please see below news stories organized by year. In the navigation menu on the left, you will find videos and profiles and much more.


August 2016

BJI Supported Western Medical Innovation Fellowship has Immediate Impact

BJI Researchers receive $600,000 in CIHR-CHRP Funding for Systemic Sclerosis Research

July 2016

Holdsworth Research Team awarded 3.2M in CIHR Foundation Grant toward Dynamic Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System

May 2016

Goalie Pad Interactions with Goal Tenders and their Technique - Roger's TV Video  and Western News Article

March 2016

Bone and Joint Institute members are recognized with Distinguished University Provessorships and Faculty Scholar Awards

Bone and Joint Researcher receives over $320,0000 in CFI John R Even's Leaders Fund support for research in Osteoarthritis.

February 2016

FEBRUARY - Dr. Trevor Birmingham annouced as Tier 1 CRC in MSK Rehabilitation

New Western University study helps goalie mobility and may stop more pucks too

January 2016

BJI Researchers Marsh, Birmingham  and Giffin Publish Study: Cost a tipping point on knee surgeries


December 2015

Strength in Numbers - Schulich Rapport

November 2015

BJI Member, Dr. Matthew Teeter, PhD recognized with distinguished Polanyi Prize

New Fellowship puts innovation at forefront

September 2015

Dr. Emil Schemitz is announced as Department of Orthopaedics Chair, Western University, Canada

July 2015

Development of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems that are smaller, lighter, cheaper and easier to use nets $2.6M in funding.

June 2015

Adam Paish, Bone amd Joint Institute, JuMP & CMHR Trainee and London Majors Pitcher - Balancing Career & Passion.

Biomedical Imaging at Western are "Big Winners" in recent ORF competition

Over $10.8M in ORF Funding for Western Researchers

April 2015

Bone and Joint Institute Trainees see great success at London Health Research Day.

Tribe Medical Group Presents $100K Donation to Western University's Dr. James Roth Research Chair

Drs. Cheryle Seguin & Matt McCann - New Musculoskeletal Health study cautions use of whole-body vibration platforms

Visiting Presenter April 15th 10am : Renishaw "3D Printing Technologies for Dental and Medical Devices"

"Career Opportunities" added to the Bone & Joint Website

Dr Lillian Barra - Uncovering the link between joints and heart health

March 2015

Dr. Jeff Dixon awarded Western's 2015 Distinguished University Professorship

Dr. Lisa Fischer honoured as one of 2015's Women of Excellence

In Memoriam: Cy Frank, University of Calgary

Calgary Herald Article - Published March 5, 2015
Globe & Mail Obituary - Published March 14, 2015

Building a better Hip-Implant - Western Students' idea takes them to the Provincial Level


November 2014

Members of Cluster in MSK Health align with new Ontario Instute for Regernative Medicine announced this week. Click here for details.

Western University positions itself among world leaders in bone and joint research with $5M funding announcement.

CTV News Video - $5M committed by Western for bone and joint research

Musculoskeletal Health tapped as next Cluster of Research Excellence

Roth Chair honours physician, athlete and proud member of Western family

October 2014

MSK trainee awarded International Scholarship from OARSI - PhD Candidate Anusha Ratneswaran is taking her research pursuits halfway around the globe thanks to a prestigious Collaborative Scholarship from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI).

Research Profile: Understanding back pain - Cheryle Séguin

September 2014

Several Members of Western's Bone & Joint Initiative are highlighted in the 2014 RAPPORT Alumni Magazine distributed by Schulich School of Medicine & Denstitry including Dr. David Holdsworth, Dr. Brent Lanting and Dr. Stephen Sims.

July 2014

Dr Tim Doherty wins AANEM Distinguished Researcher Award. Read more here.

Dr. Cheryle Seguin awarded Dean's Award of Excellence for Faculty

April 2014

Dr. Jeff Dixon has been featured in Schulich Communications for his research on skeletal cells. Read more here.

$3.7 million in funding has been announced for Bone and Joint Research at Western! Read More Here.

City pledges $5M in support of the proposed London Medical Innovation and Commercialization Network Read More Here.

March 2014

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alan Getgood has been awarded a research grant worth nearly $52,000 from the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), the world’s leading...Read More Here

Frank Beier, PhD, of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has been awarded a new Tier I CRC in Musculoskeletal Research... Read More Here

January 2014

Wolf Orthopaedic Quantitative Imaging Laboratory, at Western University, is the first-in-Canada lab that looks at how people move on the outside and inside. Read more here

Dr. Robert Litchfield, The Bone and Joint Initiative's direct link to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.  Read more here.

The Bone and Joint Initiative hosts successful inaugural BAJIR Conference to over 125 registrants across Canada.


December, 2013

Bone & Joint Collaboration identifies new target for preventing bone loss. Read more by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

MPP Deb Matthews visits Western and announces new grant funding! Read more here.

August, 2103

CIHR - Celebrating the Impact of Research


The Evolution of FIRE-WELL: Improving Firefighters’ Health through Research and Partnership
KATHRYN SINDEN (JuMP Trainee) , JOY MacDERMID (Mentor and Researcher)


A Randomized Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Collaboration among  Bone & Joint Researchers from Schulich, Faculty of Health Sciences and Robarts Research Institute at Western University, Canada

July 2013

Western Bone & Joint Members receive Top Community Team Award.  Read more by Adela Talbot, Western News.

January, 2013

Western Bone & Joint Member Blaine Chronik works to develop medical devices compatible with MR Imaging.  Read more by Paul Mayne, Western News