Dr. Cindy Gauthier is the recipient of The Rick and Amanda Hansen Fellowship, in Partnership with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute. Her research will focus on the use of functional electrical stimulation to improve balance and hand/arm function in people with SCI.
The Rick Hansen Institute has partnered with the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health and Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation to fund two post-doctoral fellows, Drs. Sandra Juutilainen and Melanie Jeffrey for their project “Indigenous populations and spinal cord injury: utilizing an Indigenous lens to establish meaningful data.”
Deadline for Letters of Intent: Monday, October 15, 2018
The Rick Hansen Institute is pleased to partner with IC-IMPACTS and Indian Spinal Injuries Centre to launch a grant competition to fund innovation and research in the treatment and care of people living with SCI and secondary complications in Canada and India.
While SCI affects persons of all ages, much of the published evidence, on-going research and networks focus on SCI in adults. As a result, there is not a lot of available evidence-based research to help determine the best treatments options for children with SCI.