Joint & Bone Initiative

Funding Decisions

The BJI Catalyst Grants competition is please to announce the 2016 Awardees.  There were many meritorious applications; however, we were only able to fund a portion of all of the excellent research proposed.

Congratulations to this year's awardees.

2016 Awards

Applicants Home Faculty Title

Athwal, George 

Doherty, Chris 

Faber, Ken

Grewal, Ruby  

King, Graham

MacDermid, Joy*

Schulich

Schulich

Schulich

Schulich

Schulich

Health Sciences

Long-term healthcare consequences of upper extremity fractures: A population perspective

Beier, Frank

Diop, Mamadou*

Schulich

Engineering

Can joint blood flow be used to monitor treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis? 

Burkhart, Timothy*

Getgood, Alan

Engineering

Schulich

Optimizing surgical interventions to mitigate the effects of post traumatic osteoarthritis

Dickey, Jim

Walton, David*

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Development and implementation of a VR-based simulator to evaluate the relative role of mechanics and startle in clinical neck pain mechanisms

Flynn, Lauren*

Seguin, Cheryle

Engineering, Schulich

Schulich

Development of tissue-specific instructive matrices for intervertebral disc regeneration

Marsh, Jackie*

Petrella, Robert

Health Sciences

Schulich

Cost of implementation and patient resource use associated with a community-based targeted education and exercise program to limit the burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA)

Price, Aaron*

Trejos, Ana Luisa 

Walton, Dave

Engineering

Engineering

Health Sciences

Wearable Smart Polymer Stretch Sensors for the Clinical Assessment of Patient Recovery From Neck Injury 

Rasoulinejad, Parham*

Teeter, Matt

Schulich

Schulich

Design & Development of a novel stand-alone lumbar fusion device

* nominated applicant/main contact person

2015 Awards

Applicants Home Faculty Title

Campbell, Craig

Hoffman, Lisa*

Leask, Andrew

Schulich

Schulich

Schulich

The role of CCN1 in Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy

Ardelean, Daniela

Barra, Lillian*

Cairn, Ewa

Schulich

Schulich

Schulich

Autoantibodies in the Unaffected First Degree Relatives of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis

Athwal, George

Ferreira, Louis*

Schulich

Engineering

Development and Validation of Patient-Specific 3D - Printed Bone Models with Heterogeneous Bone Density Distributions for Implant Design and Surgical Evaluation

Birmingham, Trevor

Shoemaker, Kevin*

Al-Khazraji, Baraa

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Cerebrovascular Control in Osteo-Arthritis

Ardelean, Daniella*

Pope, Janet

Seguin, Cheryle

Schulich

Schulich

Schulich

Generation of Patient Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Modeling Rheumatoid and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Chidiac, Peter

Getgood, Alan

Ramachandran, Rithwik*

Schulich

Schulich

Schulich

Exploring the proteinase activated receptor/TRPV4 signaling axis in Osteoarthritis

* nominated applicant/main contact person