Dr. David Holdsworth re-appointed Dr. Sandy Kirkley Chair in Musculoskeletal Research

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I am pleased to announce that Dr. David Holdsworth has been re-appointed to the position of The Dr. Sandy Kirkley Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

Dr. Holdsworth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy in 1982, and Master’s in Science in 1986 from the University of Toronto.  He received his PhD in Medical Biophysics in 1992, also from the University of Toronto.  He completed post-doctoral training in 1992 at Robarts Research Institute in the Imaging Research Laboratories.  He joined the Department of Medical Biophysics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as Assistant Professor in 1994. Dr. Holdsworth is currently involved as a member of the Operations Committee for Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC), the Science and Commercialization Advisory Committee, Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization and the Program Operational Committee, Joint Motion Program (JuMP) at Western University.  He directs the Dr. Sandy Kirkley Centre for Musculoskeletal Research at the Lawson Health Research Institute and co-directs the Interdisciplinary Development Initiative in Bone and Joint Health at Western University.

Dr. Holdsworth has trained more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and has published more than 125 publications.  His research focuses on musculoskeletal diseases, with projects ranging from basic skeletal research to clinical therapy.  Dr. Holdsworth and his team have developed new methods for musculoskeletal disease detection and treatment for both basic pre-clinical and clinical applications.  Currently his work focuses on collaborations in surgery and engineering in developing new techniques to image the interface between bones and metal implants, and to improve techniques for radiostereometric analysis following joint replacement.  Dr. Holdsworth was the recipient of the Award of Excellence for Teaching in Medical Biophysics (2009 and 2008), the Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Province of Ontario (2004) and the Dean’s Award of Excellence (1999).

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Holdsworth on his re-appointment.

Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean                
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry





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