Joy MacDermid's Research Team Wins $2.5 Million Research Award
(July 19, 2012) Canada's Federal Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq visited McMaster University campus to announce three national awards for research that will improve Canadians' bone health, including an award of $2.5 million for investigations by McMaster University rehabilitation science professor, Joy MacDermid, PT, PhD. The grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research will help create rules for when doctors should operate on a broken wrist, which is one of the most common fractures. Joy MacDermid, a professor and assistant dean of McMaster's School of Rehabilitation Science, along with researchers at the University of Toronto and Simon Fraser University, received a total of $7 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. MacDermid's research team will examine the extent to which a bone must be displaced before it requires surgery, conduct studies on how to best screen for fracture risks and how to use these screening methods in everyday practice. Read more.