Blaine Chronik to play key role within Western's new Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health

Professor Blaine Chronik is part of new Cluster for Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health

Physics and Astronomy Professor Blaine Chronik is a key member of the newly announced Western
Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health. Western will invest $5 million over five years in Musculoskeletal Health as part of the University’s commitment to foster an environment where innovation and world-class research can thrive.

David Holdsworth, an Adjunct Professor in Physics and Astronomy and presently the Dr. Sandy Kirkley Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, will be the first Director of the new cluster.

The new Cluster includes researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Science.

Blaine Chronik is currently a Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Science. He is one of the 10 core investigators within the new Cluster. A world renowned expert in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, he also provides expert advice to both the medical device industry and the Government of Canada on the safety of new MRI-compatible medical devices and technology for all Canadians. He is a Scientist within the Robarts Research Institute, and holds appointments within the Faculty of Engineering and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

[read more in Western Media Relations]

[Blaine Chronik - Magnetic Resonance Development Lab]

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Western Invests in Bone and Joint Research - Blackburn News, November 3, 2014