SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

September 07, 2016 12:00 ET

New $13.2-million bone and joint health research facility opens at the Cumming School of Medicine

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - The new centre for Mobility and Joint Health (MoJo) opens Thursday, allowing researchers to develop new technologies for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint conditions.

The MoJo is located at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine and was established with support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation ($4.7 million grant), the Province of Alberta ($4.7 million grant), industry partners and private donors.

Bone and joint disorders are one of the most common chronic conditions affecting Canadians and are the leading cause of disability world-wide. Evidence suggests that early diagnosis and intervention can positively influence the long-term outcome of these chronic diseases.

WHAT: Media availability and photo opportunity

WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • 11 a.m. -- B-roll opportunity -- Researchers and study participants will demo various equipment.
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 pm: interview opportunity with researchers and patients.

WHERE: University of Calgary Foothills Campus, Health Sciences Building, 3330 Hospital Dr. NW.
(NOTE: Media can park in lot 6. Please meet at the Info desk and you will be escorted to the MoJo.)

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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About the Cumming School of Medicine
The University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine is a leader in health research, with an international reputation for excellence and innovation in health care research and education. On June 17, 2014, the University Of Calgary Faculty Of Medicine was formally named the Cumming School of Medicine in recognition of Geoffrey Cumming's generous gift to the university.

For more information, visit cumming.ucalgary.ca/, or follow us on Twitter @UCalgaryMed

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Marta Cyperling
    Media Relations Manager
    University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
    403.210.3835
    marta.cyperling@ucalgary.ca