I am pleased to announce the appointment of Drs. Teresa Liu-Ambrose and David Wilson, who joined Dr. Pierre Guy, as Co-Directors of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) effective January 1, 2018 until September 30, 2019.
In this combined role, Drs. Guy, Liu-Ambrose and Wilson will work collaboratively to lead the research priorities of the CHHM, encourage interdisciplinary research, and identify and actively pursue opportunities for fundraising.
Dr. Guy, Associate Professor and clinician-scientist in the Department of Orthopaedics was first appointed as Co-Director of the CHHM in September 2016. He is an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital’s level 1 Trauma Centre, where he heads the Clinical and Academic Division of Orthopedic Trauma. His research focuses on hip, pelvis and acetabulum fracture prevention, and treatment and post injury function. He also currently co-leads the BC Hip Fracture Redesign project and the Canadian Hip Fracture Collaborative.
Dr. Liu-Ambrose, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, is recognized internationally for her work in randomized controlled trials of exercise with cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults. Her research findings have been implemented in health authorities, translated into a provincial-wide program, and has influenced international practice guidelines to promote healthy aging.
Dr. Wilson, Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, obtained his PhD in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford for his work on the 3-dimensional kinematics of the knee. He then completed postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School. His research interests include osteoarthritis, joint reconstruction/replacement and medical imaging. Dr. Wilson is renowned for his research on the links between joint mechanics and joint health.
Please join me in welcoming Drs. Liu-Ambrose and Wilson to their new appointment with Dr. Guy.
With warm regards,
Dermot Kelleher, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia
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