Congratulations to IALH Research Fellows on Receiving Recognition of Research Excellence

Congratulations to IALH Research Fellows Josh Giles (Mechanical Engineering) and Helen Monkman (Health Information Science) and IALH Student Affiliate Tess Carswell (Mechanical Engineering) on receiving a CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Inclusive Research Excellence Prize for Patient Engagement for a project entitled A Patient-Oriented Research Approach to Studying Sex Differences in the Prosthetic Needs and Priorities of Lower Limb Amputees. Research on lower limb amputees often focuses on male participants, despite females experiencing unique challenges impacting their prosthetic success and quality of life. The study included a patient-oriented research committee of female lower limb amputees as patient partners. The researchers noted that the committee’s work has been invaluable in extending understanding of the needs of female lower limb amputees. The committee will continue to participate in future research efforts.