Cibere, Jolanda

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Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC

Dr. Cibere is Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and Research Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. Her research is focused on the longitudinal evaluation of early knee and hip osteoarthritis. Dr. Cibere pioneered a study on the efficacy of glucosamine sulfate in osteoarthritis. The 24-week study involving 137 subjects in four Canadian centres, all of who were using  glucosamine at the start of the study, found no evidence of benefit from continued use of glucosamine. She uses magnetic resonance imaging, biomarkers and clinical assessments to develop tools for early diagnosis and to predict osteoarthritis progression. Her research  has led to the development of a standardized knee exam which has become a part of standard clinical practice.