The subcommittee will focus on increased student and young investigator interest and participation in OARSI in order to create new and strengthen existing research efforts, collaborations and mentorship opportunities in both clinical and basic science studies of osteoarthritis.
ABOUT THE YOUNG INVESTIGATOR COMMITEE
The Young Investigator Committee (YISC) was established in 2008 to encourage greater participation of young investigators in OARSI. Over the past years, the YISC has hosted several activities at the annual congress including a pre-congress workshop and lunchtime workshop. The establishment of the meet-the-mentor sessions, which provide a great opportunity for informal networking and scientific and career advice, is among its biggest success. The YISC actively and closely collaborates with the OARSI Board of Directors, Congress Program Committee and other Subcommittees to develop further activities and provide input into the annual congress program and strategic direction of OARSI. However, we want to become bigger and better, and provide greater means for Young Investigators to be involved with and mentored by OARSI.
For more information about the young investigators and/or to become involved send an email to:
Martijn H. Van den Bosch, PhD
|Dawn Aitken, PhD
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Research area: Knee osteoarthritis, clinical trials, physical activity
|Jamie Collins, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
Research Area: Biostatistics and epidemiology, outcomes research, health services research.
|Harvi Hart, BSc (Hons), PhD
La Trobe University
School of Allied Health
College of Science, Health & Engineering
Research area: Knee pain and osteoarthritis, ACL injured, non-surgical treatments (bracing, foot orthoses), gait biomechanics.
|Hiral Master, PhD, PT, MPTh, MPH, CPH
University of Delaware
Newark, DE, USA
Research are: Epidemiology, Osteoarthritis, Physical Activity, Function, Rehabilitation
|ZeYu Huang, M.D.
West China Hospital
Research area: Inflammatory mechanisms in osteoarthritis and surgical treatment for OA.
|Annemarie Lang, DVM
Department for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Research area: Preclinical models in vivo vs. in vitro, cartilage mechanotransduction, OA development, gene therapy
Jiao Jiao Li, PhD
|Anusha Ratneswaran, PhD
Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Research area: Knee and hand osteoarthritis, translational research, prognostic and therapeutic target discovery
|Joanna Sherwood, PhD
University Hospital Muenster
|Michelle Yau, PhD, MPH
Institute for Aging Research
Hebrew SeniorLife, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Research area: Genetic epidemiology, osteoarthritis, age-associated musculoskeletal conditions