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Award for Dr Julia Kuliwaba

Dr Julia Kuliwaba from the Directorate of Anatomical Pathology was awarded “Best Basic Science Free Paper for 2014” for her paper “The pathophysiology of subchondral bone in postmenopausal knee osteoarthritis: microdamage accumulation, osteocyte cell deficiency and bone marrow hypervascularity” at the Australian Rheumatology Association 55th Annual Scientific Meeting held 17-20 May 2014 in Hobart, Tasmania. COTR would like to congratulate […]

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The 8th Clare Bone Meeting, March 28-31, 2014

  An excellent 8th Clare Bone Meeting, part sponsored by COTR, and organised by David Findlay, Gerald Atkins, Tony Pohl and Paul Anderson, was held at the end of March. The meeting boasted a wonderful national and international faculty, the latter including Prof Paola Pajevic from Harvard University, Boston; Prof Marie-Hélène Lafage Proust from Saint Etienne, France, Prof Astrid Bakker […]

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China – Australia Musculoskeletal Alliance

A delegation of 7 Professors from the University of Adelaide, the University of Sydney, and the University of Western Australia was invited by the University of Hong Kong and the Shenzen Institutes of Advanced Technology and Chinese Academy of Sciences, to promote joint research between China and Australia in the Musculoskeletal disciplines. COTR’s own Professor David Findlay and Associate Professor […]

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Highlights from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Research Society meetings

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society annual meetings were both held in New Orleans in March this year. The meetings were well attended by COTR members, including A/Prof Michael Sandow, A/Prof Greg Bain, A/Prof Gerald Atkins, A/Prof Bogdan Solomon, Caroline Moran, Stuart Callary, and Prof Donald Howie, who was an invited speaker. COTR members gave […]

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COTR Official Opening

Official Opening of the Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research

The Centre’s official opening will be held at the National Wine Centre of Australia on October 23rd, 2013. Orthopods, researchers and affiliates are warmly invited to attend. The Centre gives recognition to the history of excellence in bone and joint research undertaken at the University of Adelaide across all of its teaching hospitals and at affiliated institutions. There will be presentations […]

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Congratulations Dr Julia Kuliwaba

Dr Julia Kuliwaba is the recipient of an International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS) 2013 Sun Valley Young Investigator Award – the Alice L. Jee Award –for her research that is investigating the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. The award was presented at the 43rd International Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology, Sun Valley, Idaho, 4-7 August 2013.

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$60m to bring Uni of Adelaide Integrated Clinical School to West-End

The University of Adelaide today welcomed a Federal Government grant of $60m to support construction of its new medical school building in Adelaide’s West-End, announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The University will construct a new clinical health building, bringing the schools of Medicine and Nursing together, next to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and the South Australian Medical Research […]

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NCCN Task Force: Bone Health in Cancer Care

Management of long-term bone health is emerging as a critical aspect of comprehensive cancer care. Bone is the most common site of metastasis and is associated with substantial pain, morbidity, and lower quality of life. Skeletal involvement is associated with increasing rates of fracture, spinal cord compromise, hypercalcemia, and greater need for radiation or surgery. Bone health is severely compromised […]

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Osteoporosis’ Silent Risk

“Death rates from the fractures due to osteoporosis are greater than those from heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer combined in women” J Bohannon. Osteoporosis’ Silent Risk. Endocrine News, March 2013

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