Congratulations to Dr. Richard Preuss, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, for being granted the OrthoCanada Award for Research in Neck, Back and Core Stability, from Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada
...for his study titled: "Musculature and biomechanics of the low back during gait in patients with chronic low back pain: the effect of step length, cadence and pain catastrophizing"
Congratulations to Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Occupational Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, for being promoted to Full Professor!
In honour of her academic accomplishments and international recognition and stature in the field of rehabilitation.
Congratulations to Isabelle Gagnon on her recent winning of a CIHR grant of close to $1.4 million in April 2013!
She is the Principal Investigator of a large (22 member) national team of co-investigators, looking into improving diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and adolescent mild traumatic brain injury in Canada.
The term of this team grant is over 5 years and includes several important contributors.
Isabelle's research program focuses on how children and adolescents function after traumatic injury as well as on how rehabilitation services can contribute to achieving the best outcomes possible.
Congratulations to Susanne Mak! She has been named to the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence in April 2013 in recognition of her contributions to teaching in the Faculty of Medicine.
The award highlights Susanne's thoughtful and articulate approach to education and the excellence of her teaching, recognized by both students and peers.
Dr. Matthew Hunt, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
has been awarded a Chercheur-boursier - Santé et Société FRSQ Junior 1 grant in Spring 2013!
...for his study titled "Éthique de la pratique et de la recherche en santé mondiale"
and Dr. Philippe Archambault, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, School of Phyical and Occupational Therapy
has been awarded a Chercheur-boursier - Clinique et épidémiologie FRSQ Junior 2 grant in Spring 2013!
... for his study titled "Technologies de la réadaptation pour la mobilité"
Dr. Melissa Park, Occupational Therapy Program, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Spring 2013
has won the new Award for Equity and Community Building!
Recognizing her work to advance equity and diversity at McGill. Her submission was "truly outstanding, showing achievement, initiative and impact, and setting a wonderful example for the McGill community."
Congratulations to Dr. Bernadette Nedelec, Associate Professor and Director, OT Program at SPOT: she has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal! See here for more: nedelec_jubilee_medal.pdf - April 2013
Mindy LEVIN, PhD, received the
2012 Outstanding Neurorehabilitation Clinician Scientist Award at the American Society of Neurorehabilitation Education and Research Foundation meeting in Vancouver, October 2012.
The award is granted to an outstanding clinical scientist or basic science investigator who has made a significant contribution to mechanisms of neural repair or clinical neurorehabilitation
Congratulations to Nahid Norouzi Gheidari and Gianluca Sorrento for receiving a McGill MedStar Award!
Gheidari has received the award for her publication "Effects of robot-assisted therapy on stroke rehabilitation in upper limbs: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature"
and Sorrento for his publication "Assessment of Joystick control during the performance of powered wheelchair driving tasks."
Congratulations to Sandra Everitt, Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
...on receiving the Award of Merit from the Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec in August 2012
The "Mérite du CIQ" was awarded on the basis of distinguished service on behalf of her profession and her professional order.
Dr. Philippe Archambault & Dr. Jadranka (Adriana) Spahija from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
...have been recommended for promotion with Tenure by the University Tenure Committee in July 2012!
Ms. Cynthia Perlman from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
...has been promoted to Assistant Professor (professional)!
Dr. Richard Preuss, Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
...has been awarded competitive funding from REPAR to examine spine kinematics and muscle activation patterns during functional tasks in July 2012.
He is also a co-investigator on a new grant funded by IRSST (Christian Larivière, PI)
Dr. Matthew Hunt, Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
...has been awarded a CIHR operating grant for his project entitled: "Investigations of the ethics of disaster research in low resource settings" in July 2012.
He is one of only 3 Canadian principal investigators who received CIHR funding in this category!
Dr. Philippe Archambault, Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
...has been awarded a CIHR grant to fund a trial on a virtual reality training program for motorized wheelchair users in July 2012.
His application ranked 4th out of 50!
Congrats also to Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky who is an investigator on this project.
SPOT Professor Wins National Award!
Congratulations to NANCY MAYO for winning the Enid Graham Award from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in February 2012
Dr. Annette Majnemer has received a high honour: she has been elected to the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Academy of Research in April 2012.
This is the highest scholarly honour that the AOTF confers, and one of the highest of the occupational therapy community itself.
Dr. Majnemer was rewarded with this honour largely due to her research resulting in an "outstanding contribution ... to the advancement of knowledge in occupational therapy."
...to Aliki Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
...on winning the "Prix de la meilleure thèse de doctorat en éducation 2011"
"This ADEREQ award is open to all doctoral students in education across Québec, and is intended to give value to the research conducted, and to give exposure to exceptional upcoming researchers"
School's delegation to the annual CAOT conference 2010
The School sent an important delegation to the annual CAOT conference, held in Halifax May 25 to 29, 2010. Students and Faculty from the School were involved in 21 posters and presentations. In addition, Dr Annette Majnemer gave the Muriel Driver Memorial Lecture, CAOT's highest honour. For details of the presentations by the School's students and Faculty, please refer to the following document. McGill presentations: CAOT 2010 [.doc]
Isabelle Gélinas wins the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Certificate of Appreciation! - June 2010
Annette Majnemer wins the Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) - June 2010
Bernadette Nedelec awarded the Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award - March 2009
Bernadette Nedelec, PhD, BSc OT(c), erg., Associate Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, was awarded the prestigious Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award by the American Burn Association at their 2009 annual meeting held in March in San Antonio, Texas. This award is presented to an outstanding North American scientist for his/her contribution in the field of Burn Care.
To view the citation, click here: Harvey Stuart Allen Award
Hugues Barbeau has been awarded the Reeve-Irvine Research Medal for work on spinal cord injury - March 2009
Dr. Hugues Barbeau (second from left), Ms. Joan Irvine Smith (middle), Dr. Susan Harkema (second from right).
Dr. Hugues Barbeau was awarded the Reeve-Irvine Research Medal along with Dr. Susan Harkema for their accomplishments in the clinical translation of locomotor training using body-weight supported systems for individuals living with spinal cord injuries.
To view the citation, click here: Hugues Barbeau Reeve Irvine Medal
Launch of the National Blueprint for Injury Prevention in Older Drivers
The Older Driver's Blueprint is an important and innovative initiative funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada that aims to enhance the capacity of older adults to maintain their fitness to drive and their ability to drive safely for as long as possible. The Older Driver's Blueprint is a collaborative project between the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and McGill University. The project's team was led by Nicol Korner-Bitensky OT, PhD (second from left) - February 2009