Mayo Clinic Examines Why Knee Osteoarthritis Afflicts More Women Than Men

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A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon suspects that the nagging pain and inflammation that women can experience in their knees may be different from what men encounter, and she has been chosen to lead a novel U.S.-Canadian study to explore the question. The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) and its Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex-Differences (ISIS) Network on Musculoskeletal Health has awarded a group of researchers a $127,000 grant to lead a pilot project to understand whether biological differences between men and women affect the incidence and severity of knee osteoarthritis. Mary I. O'Connor, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, will be the study's principal investigator. The project's co-investigators include Karen Berkley, Ph.D; Barbara Boyan, Ph.D., the Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering at Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, and associate dean for Research, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; and David Hart, Ph.D., Grace Glaum Professor in Arthritis Research, McCaig Institute for Bone & Joint Health, Department of Surgery at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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Student and Faculty
Keywords
Barbara Boyan, IBB, mayo clinic, Osteoarthritis
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  • Created By: Floyd Wood
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 29, 2011 - 11:19am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:25pm