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$4.5M funding for arthritis research

Toronto, ON – The Arthritis Society has announced over $4.5 million in funding to support arthritis research projects across the country. The funding will be used to fund both established researchers as well as provide young investigators with their first opportunity to explore the field of arthritis research.

“The Arthritis Society is committed to setting lives in motion and one of the ways we do this is through the funding of research that will have an impact on people living with arthritis today,” said Joanne Simons, chief mission officer of The Arthritis Society. “In addition, we are also tremendously fortunate to fund many young investigators who are just beginning their careers in arthritis, a field of study that everyday has the potential for a major breakthrough.”

A total of 29 awards were granted to researchers at institutions across the country, including the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and École Polytechnique de Montréal. In addition, grants are being provided to 18 arthritis research centres across Canada. Awards last from one to three years depending on the nature of the research.

A detailed list of the recipients has not yet been released.