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Dr. Annette Majnemer will be leading a Canadian study on children with brain development problems

Dr. Annette Majnemer, Director of SPOT and Vice-Dean (Education - Faculty of Medicine) Will be leading a Canadian study on children with brain development problems. She and her team have secured funding to the tune of $25 million from CIHR and other sources for the CHILD-BRIGHT network project! 

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes awarded a Mitacs Accelerate grant

SPOT Faculty member Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes   has been awarded a Mitacs Accelerate grant, Tuning in to emotions of non-communicative persons in partnership with the Old Port of Montreal. This will culminate in an exhibit in October at the Montreal Science Centre, “Mes émotions sont à fleur de peau”

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Matthew Hunt awarded a new grant from R2HC

Dr. Matthew Hunt Assistant Professor at SPOT has been awarded a new grant from R2HC (Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises) as co-PI for: Aid when there’s “nothing left to offer”: A study of palliative and supportive care during international public health crises

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Aliki Thomas received funding from REPAR for a second consecutive year

Dr. Aliki Thomas, Assistant Professor at SPOT has received funding from REPAR for a second consecutive year for her work with the Knowledge Translation Strategic Initiative in Rehabilitation in Québec. She is leading this initiative with Dahlia Khairy (U de M). Co-investigators from SPOT include: Dr. Sara Ahmed, Dr. Dana Anaby, Dr. André Bussières and Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Noémi Dahan-Oliel awarded a CIHR Patient Engagement Grant

Dr. Noémi Dahan-Oliel, Assistant Professor at SPOT has been awarded a CIHR Patient Engagement Grant for her project: The Stakeholders Partnering for Arthrogryposis Research: Client-Centered Care and Collaboration

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Nancy Mayo saw her project on Smart Soles granted a CIHR Grant

Dr. Nancy Mayo, James McGill Professor at SPOT saw her project on Smart Soles granted a CIHR Grant for the project: to develop intelligent soles for shoes that will measure gait speed, number of steps and exercise performed by patients post-hip surgery.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Isabelle Gagnon & Dr. Marie Brossard-Racine received an internal grant from the MUHC-RI

Dr. Isabelle Gagnon & Dr. Marie Brossard-Racine, Assistant Professors at SPOT, have received an internal grant from the MUHC-RI for the project, Promoting recovery after pediatric concussion: Feasibility and impact of using dynamic visual attention training on clinical recovery, cerebral functioning and return to sports

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Isabelle Gagnon's team published an international peer-reviewed journal, JAMA

Dr. Isabelle Gagnon, Assistant Professor at SPOT, is part of a team that has just published in a very prestigious international peer-reviewed journal: JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association! The article title is: “Clinical Risk Score for Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms Among Children With Acute Concussion in the ED”

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Nancy Mayo has had her appointment as James McGill Professor renewed!

Dr. Nancy Mayo has had her appointment as James McGill Professor renewed! This prestigious appointment has been earned by Dr. Mayo thanks to her tireless work, continued top-notch scholarly output during the past seven (7) years, and more, as a Professor at McGill University.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

Dr. Timothy Wideman secured funding from a CFI JELF Infrastructure grant for his project

Dr. Timothy Wideman, Assistant Professor at SPOT has secured funding from a CFI JELF Infrastructure grant for his project, Exercise-evoked pain: Underlying processes, clinical predictors and effective interventions

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Published on : 20 Apr 2016

SPOT's crucial role in interprofessional education at McGill

The School of Physcial & Occupational Therapy plays a cruicial role in the Joint Curriculum Committee at McGill. Since the spring of 2013, the Joint Curriculum Committee for Interprofessional Education has developed three Interprofessional Education courses consisting of 23 IPE learning activities. To date, close to 5000 students have participated, learn more about the courses and student testimonials here.  

Published on : 18 Mar 2016

Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Assistant Professor at SPOT, awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC)

Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Assistant Professor at SPOT, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Childhood Disability: Participation and Knowledge Translation. Read more in the McGill Reporter. 

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Published on : 17 Feb 2016

SPOT Faculty members Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas (PI) and Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes (co-PI) awarded a CIHR Planning Grant

SPOT Faculty members Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas (PI) and Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes (co-PI) have been awarded a CIHR Planning Grant for the project entitled, “Adaptive-Use Music Technology for children with developmental disabilities”.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2016

Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias, Assistant Professor at SPOT, awarded funding from the Québec Bio-imaging Network (QBIN) / FRQS

Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias, Assistant Professor at SPOT, has been awarded funding from the Québec Bio-imaging Network (QBIN) / FRQS – Pilot Project for her project, “Identification of neural substrates underlying neuroplasticity events induced by acute cardiovascular exercise.” The goal of this project is to explore the role of exercise in motor memory consolidation. Dr. Marc Roig is Co-PI.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2016