School of Physical and Occupational Therapy news
Susanne Mak, Assistant Professor [Professional] at SPOT: has been awarded the Jonathan Campbell Meakins and Family Memorial Fellowship 2016. This Fellowship has been created to “further and promote excellence in medical education by either an advanced postgraduate trainee or a faculty member in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.”
Dr. Sara Ahmed, Assistant Professor at SPOT has been awarded the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize for 2016. The Rosemary Wedderbrun Brown prize is aimed at full-time faculty members in the Schools of the Faculty of Medicine to recognize individuals with outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrated research excellence in the early stages of their career. See this link for more information https://goo.gl/volznZ
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!
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”
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
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
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
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.
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
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”
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.
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
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.
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.