Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD, professor and vice chairman of academic affairs is the recipient of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Clinical Research Award for his outstanding work in the field of imaging.

He is the first radiologist to receive this honor. His research interests include musculoskeletal diseases and in particular identifying structural risk factors for developing and worsening osteoarthritis.

The award was presented during the Opening Ceremony at the OARSI World Congress in Liverpool, England, on Friday, April 27. The OARSI Clinical Research Award recognizes excellence in clinical research related to osteoarthritis in areas such as epidemiology and health services research, clinical outcomes, translational research and therapeutics, encompassing all phases of research having clinical implications. OARSI is the premier international organization for scientists and health care professionals focused on the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis through the promotion and presentation of research, education and the worldwide dissemination of new knowledge.

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