School of Physical and Occupational Therapy news
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.
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”.
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.
Dr. Isabelle Gagnon, Assistant Professor at SPOT, has been awarded a CIHR Team Grant to develop the “Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Consortium”. The goal of this new research group is to improve the delivery of health care to Canadians with TBI from coast to coast, and also in a global context, by and with scientists, patients and public health leaders. Dr. Gagnon has also been named Lead on the Trauma Strategic Group, an integral part of REPAR’s Scientific Council / Conseil scientifique.
SPOT Faculty Lecturer Claudia Brown was honored with the Prix d’excellence physiothérapeute 2015 at the annual gathering of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec. This award formally honors a physiotherapist for the amplitude of their contributions to the advancement of the profession.
SPOT’s Dr. Eva Kehayia and Dr. Philippe Archambault, as well as Alumna Dr. Bonnie Swayne are featured a video about the Living Lab MALL project, taking place in Montreal’s Alexis Nihon Plaza. To see the video, follow this link: http://crir-livinglabvivant.com/index.html
McGill’s annual Homecoming was a resounding success at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy. Representatives of the Class of 1965 right through to the Class of 1990 gathered to reminisce. The Alumni Award of Merit was presented to Dr. Sharon Wood-Dauphinee, and we had four student award winners also to celebrate. For more photos please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0/photogallery/homecoming-2015
Dr. Patrice (Tamar) Weiss became SPOT’s 6th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecturer with her talk entitled “Rehabilitation Technologies: Thrive or Dive”. Over 100 attendees were entertained and challenged by Dr. Weiss’ discourse on disruptive technologies. For upcoming SPOT events please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0 . For more information on the Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship, please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0/eamlectureseries
Stephanie Nixon and Matthew Hunt editorial; Global Health: Where do physiotherapy and rehabilitation research fit? " Physiotherapy Canada, 67(3), pp. 217–218 For more information about the Article, click here.
Matthew Hunt & colleagues' new study on perceptions of disability in the 2010 Haiti earthquake response. Hunt, M. R., Chung, R., Durocher, E., & Henrys, J. H. (2015). Haitian and international responders' and decision-makers' perspectives regarding disability and the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Global health action, 8.
McGill’s Dr. Mindy Levin, Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at the Faculty of Medicine and Member of the Integrated Program of Neuroscience at McGill was recently awarded with the 2015 Enid Graham Memorial Lecture Award, the most prestigious award given by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Congratulations Dr. Levin!
Dr. Philippe Archambault has been named the recipient of McGill’s Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Faculty Prize, in recognition for his outstanding contributions to rehabilitation science and in acknowledgment of his academic potential in this early phase of his career.