The Joint Motion Program (JuMP) is a CIHR Strategic Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research and Leadership. Trainees have the unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge transdisciplinary research and knowledge translation, while gaining the leadership skills and experience that are essential for scientific progress in the 21st century. JuMP trains leaders who can meet the upcoming challenges in musculoskeletal health research and who will significantly improve the health, mobility and quality of life of Canadians.
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JuMP Alumni Paper Featured : Ryan Gillespie
Members of the Bone and Joint Initiative including several JuMP Trainees at Western formed Team Bernier (in honour of the late Dr. Suzanne Bernier) lead by Team Captain Anusha Ratneswaran and took the top prize for fund-raising dollars in London (out of 38 teams) raising just over $4200 dollars. Canada wide this event included 8000 participants and raised close to 1.7 million.
Bone & Joint Featured Research
Groundbreaking research has been published in the December 2013 volume of The Journal of Biological Chemistry through the Bone & Joint Initiative in collaboration with Nihon University, the University of Calgary, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. The research team identified the "slective inhibition of PI3K isoforms" as a "new approach for the treatment of inglammatory bone dieseased and skeletal metastases" according to Stephen Sims, PhD, a supervisor for the project.
For full details see the Schilich School of Medicine & Dentistry Article:
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Cheryle Seguin to the JuMP Program as the new Co-Director. Cheryle will be working with Trevor Birmingham to wind up the program in its final years. This is certainly a bitter sweet announcement as Dr. Jeff Dixon takes leave of the program leadership of which he has been such a integral part. We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Dixon when he returns from his sabbatical as a Mentor and "Leader at Large" .
The next competition deadline for the Joint Motion Trainee Program is June 1st, 2014 for a September 1st, 2014 Program Intake.
Contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions.
Colour Outside the Lines: A Reverse Innovation Challenge for Canadian Health Systems
Where: King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
When: November 26th 2013
The theme of this year's conference, Colour Outside the Lines: Reverse Innovation, is inspired by a challenge that was opened to all Canadians from all disciplines to encourage individuals to look beyond borders for ways to address the issues in our health systems.
Submissions to Colour Outside the Lines: A Reverse Innovation Challenge for Canadian Health Systems can be viewed on our YouTube channel. Visit us daily as we will be posting a new submission every day. Join the discussion and share your views on these innovative approaches to health care.
Winners of the challenge will be presented at our upcoming Ivey Global Health Conference on November 26, 2013 in Toronto.
CIHR Fellowship Program
Deadline change and reminder about moving to one competition per year
Mitacs has a wonderful program that could provide you with a full PhD student stipend for up to 3 years. It is called Accelerate. Quite easy to get actually and they will assist with finding a commercial/industry partner.
For students interested in working on a long-term research project with a supervising professor and partner organization: Mitacs-Accelerate is now accepting applications for 3-year PhD fellowships!
Contact Mitacs directly for any additional information.