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Hey OA! Podcast

We are excited to announce our new podcast, Hey OA! One of our young investigators, Kerry Costello, will be interviewing a new guest for each monthly episode and will cover topics ranging from groundbreaking new research to clinical care and policy, knowledge translation, career paths and more. 

If you have suggestions for topics and/or speakers please contact Kerry Costello.

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Dr. Krysia Dziedzic, a qualified physiotherapist and professor at Keele University in Staffordshire, UK talks about patient engagement in research and facilitating knowledge mobilization to share research knowledge with a wide range of stakeholders.

More information about Dr. Dziedzic’s research can be found at:

Dr. Dziedzic mentioned the following resources:

Lau et al. Achieving change in primary care--causes of the evidence to practice gap: systematic reviews of reviews. Implement Sci. 2016 Mar 22;11:40. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0396-4.

Lau et al. Achieving change in primary care--effectiveness of strategies for improving implementation of complex interventions: systematic review of reviews. BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 23;5(12):e009993. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009993.

Nilsen P. Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks. Implement Sci. 2015;10:53.

Dr. Amanda Nelson, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States, discusses imaging, the Walk with a Doc program, developing OARSI guidelines, and barriers preventing clinician scientists from staying in research. More information can be found at:

Faculty website:

Walk With a Doc:

OA Action Alliance:

Dr. Tom Appleton, a clinician-scientist and assistant professor of rheumatology and medicine at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada talks about having both a clinical career and a research career, OA phenotypes and the potential for patient-specific treatments, and his experience being part of the OARSI year in review for 2017.

More information about Dr. Appleton’s research can be found at his website (coming soon): or on twitter: @ctgappleton. The paper mentioned by Dr. Appleton on cell senescence and post-traumatic OA can be found at

Remember to check out the new OARSI video at the bottom of the home page! You can also find OARSI on Facebook and Twitter: @OARSInews @OARSI_YI

Dr. Astephen Wilson, a professor of biomedical engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and co-director of the Dynamics of Human Motion Laboratory tells us about how she got started in her career in osteoarthritis research, gives some tips on productive collaboration and developing meaningful mentor-mentee relationships, and explains how principal component analysis can be used to interrogate both magnitude and temporal characteristics of gait waveform data.

 More information about Dr. Astephen Wilson’s research can be found at: @DOHMlab @CSB2018



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