At the 2017 edition of the Faculty of Medicine Student Research Day, McGill SPOT Physiotherapy Students were well represented, winning three Sir Edward W. Beatty Memorial Final Report Awards. Ali Alias was awarded the Best Winter 2017 Research Report, Rachel Medvedev was awarded 2nd Place (Schools Category), Top Summer 2017 Research Report, and Yoon Seo Lee, was awarded 3rd Place (Schools Category), Top Summer 2017 Research Project.
A group of Professional Masters's PT students supervised by Dr. Shawn Robbins was recently awarded 3rd place in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association 2017 Ann Collins Whitmore Student Research Competition. Melissa Cloutier-Gendron, Susan Gu, Shirley Ho, and Anthony Teoli co-authored a paper with Dr.
Congratulations to SPOT OT Masters students: 4 groups of students won the best poster prizes in the 4 different categories at the Annual Symposium of the College of Occupational Therapists of Quebec (OEQ)!
Congratulations to Dr. Anne Carswell, recipient of the 2017 Medicine Alumni Global Award of Merit for the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the profession. In addition to her work as an educator, researcher and clinician, she is a co-author of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) and one of the founding directors of COPM Inc. More information can be found at:
Dr. Shaun Cleaver was awarded the 2017 Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship at the recent McGill Global Health Programs Award Night. The award’s purpose is to support the most promising scholars in global health and assist them in establishing a research base early in their careers. Shaun is a recent addition to SPOT, and as he states, “the Steinberg Award was a crucial factor to draw me to McGill.”
Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira has been reappointed to SPOT faculty as Assistant Professor in the PT program for a 3-year term. Congratulations from all of us at SPOT!
Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Lai on being one of the first cohort of CIHR Health System Impact Fellows! This program aims to impact policy and health systems through research. Dr. Lai has partnered with the Mariam Foundation in Montreal, and is a post-doc with Dr. Keiko Shikako Thomas and CHILD-BRIGHT.
Dr. Sarah Ahmed received the Dr. Joe Stratford Award for the Study of Pain at an Award dinner hosted by the McGill University Health Center, the MUHC Research Institute, and the MUHC Foundations. The award recognizes her team’s research in collaboration with the McGill RUIS centre of expertise in chronic pain, which aims to improve the quality of care delivered to individuals with chronic pain. More information can be found at: https://www.mghfoundation.com/2017-research-awards-gala/
Dr. Sarah Ahmed and her team, including SPOT researchers Dr. Philippe Archambault, Dr. Anouk Lamontagne, and Dr. Annette Majnemer, have been awarded a Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI) award for their project titled “BRILLIANT-Rehab: Biomedical Research & Informatics Living Laboratory for Innovative Advances of New Technologies in Community Mobility Rehabilitation.” Bringing together researchers from both McGill and the University of Montreal, the vision of the BRILLIANT Rehab program is to optimize mobility of persons with acquired brain injury (ABI) across the lifespan.
Dr. Nancy Mayo was the 2017 David Hawkins Lecturer in Health Sciences Research. This lectureship was created jointly by the Medical Research Council of Canada and Memorial University of Newfoundland to honour contributions of Dr. Hawkins to health sciences research in the country. Dr. Mayo’s Lecture, which was given in September 2017, was entitled: “Combining Observational and Interventional Research: Application of the Cohort Multiple Randomised Controlled Trial (cmRCT) Design to Understand and Optimize Brain Health Among People Aging with HIV.”
Dr. Nancy Mayo will is the 2018 recipient of the President’s Award for the International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQOL). This award is given annually to an individual who has advanced HRQOL research and has made outstanding contributions to the Society in one or more of the following areas: education of professionals, patients or lay individuals about HRQOL’s value; promotion or execution of HRQOL or other scholarly activities; and facilitating or furthering policy initiatives that have an impact on HRQOL. Dr.
Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias has been awarded a 5-year grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for her project titled “Development of protocols to assess neuroplasticity events taking place in the brain motor networks.” Congratulations from all at SPOT!