Arthroplasty Research Chair

The support from our donors, grateful patients and funds matched by Research Manitoba has put Concordia’s Hip and Knee Institute a step ahead in delivering world-class treatment and research for Manitobans suffering from hip and knee pain and disability. Our campaign to advance research and education began in 2020 with our Stepping Forward Campaign. Today we begin building on that success. Many thanks to the family and founders of the Najla Alazeh Arthroplasty Research Fund that helps us launch the Chair. (above).

On June 30, 2021,  Research Manitoba and the Concordia Foundation announced a partnership and $500,000 in research funding to support Dr. Thomas Turgeon as the Arthroplasty Research Chair at Concordia’s Hip and Knee Replacement Institute.

The Concordia Foundation’s Research Committee, chaired by Anupam Kothari, has raised over $500,000 to match this gift with the aim to continue growing this fund to support the research commitment for years to come. 

To contribute to this legacy campaign please visit us here.

“Thanks to the enormous giving spirit of so many Manitobans, the Hip and Knee Institute will be able to build its team, accelerate the pace of research, publish findings faster, and connect sooner with partners worldwide who can help us bring innovative care to Manitobans when they need us most.” Mr. Roger Gripp, Chair of the Board of the Concordia Foundation. "Hip and knee surgery has an incredible impact on patients and their quality of life. The Concordia Foundation is proud to support and empower Dr. Turgeon and his team of dedicated researchers and grateful to the donors, patients, and Research Manitoba for making this opportunity a reality.”

This five-year Research Chair position will allow Dr. Turgeon and researchers at Concordia's Hip and Knee Institute to take a step forward in delivering world-class treatment, improving operating room efficiencies, and accelerating innovative approaches to healing the growing number of Manitobans living with hip and knee pain and disability.