Claudia Brown, Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University contributes to The Conversation Canada with article describing the many aspects of pelvic health and how a step-by-step coordinated physiotherapy plan is a key element in the interdisciplinary management of patients with disorders related to the pelvic floor.
SPOT Assistant Professor Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes has been interviewed by STAT News for her perspectives on recent breakthroughs in perceiving consciousness. Read more HERE !
Ethical Challenges in the Provision of Mental Health Services for Children and Families During Disasters
A review of academic and grey literature to identify ethical issues associated with the provision of mental health care during disasters, with particular attention to children and families.
Authors: Matthew Hunt, Nicole E. Pal, Lisa Schwartz and Dónal O’Mathúna
Link to article here.
Earthquakes to Floods:A Scoping Review of Health-related Disaster Research in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
A scoping review by Catherine M. Tansey, John Pringle, Anushree Davé, and Matthew Hunt.
What is distinctive about ethics in rehabilitation? Read the special issue of Canadian Journal of Bioethics on Rehab Ethics, covering private practice, waiting list management, conceptualizations of ethics, ethics education, sexuality, autonomy. Guest editors of Vol.1; No 3, Limits and Challenges of Ethics in Rehabilitation included Dr. Matthew Hunt.
Congratulations to Dr. Raphael Lencucha who has been awarded the Dr. Donald A. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Global Health Research for his publication entitled “Global tobacco control and economic norms: an analysis of normative commitments in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia.”
JOOAY, the brain-child of Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas and Dr. Annette Majnemer has had an update! After its debut in 2015, version 2.0 has been rolled out. JOOAY is an interactive App that uses geo-location on users’ mobile devices to showcase activities ranging from arts programs and social recreation to sports, day camps, respite homes, support groups, and other activities nearby. The new and improved version of the App now includes a chat function.
The 2018 Terry Fox Run: Another Inter-professional effort at McGill
By Jill Ranger, McGill Medicine student
Congratulations to Thomas Mills (L) and Johanne Bourdon (R) on both being recipients of the 2018 McGill Faculty of Medicine Ovations Awards!
Dr. Barbara Mazer has been promoted to Associate Professor [Professional] in recognition for her excellence in teaching and clinical research!
Dr. Mazer’s research focuses on the rehabilitation of adults and children with neurological impairments; specifically, the factors associated with utilization of rehabilitation services, integration into the community, participation in leisure activities and use of transportation/driving.
David Anekwe (right) has received the McGill MedStar Award in recognition of the his excellence in research, specifically the study he completed and published, titled: “Effects of Pressure Support Ventilation May be Lost at High Exercise Intensities in People with COPD?” The paper was co-authored by Dr. Jadranka Spahija.
Congratulations to SPOT CPA award recipients.
This year the Helen Saarinen Rahikka Student Leadership Award was awarded to PT M2 student Zachary Weber (right) for leading the inclusion of physiotherapy in Special Olympics Quebec. The award is presented to a student member who has demonstrated leadership and made outstanding contributions to the promotion of the profession.
Dr. Bernadette Nedelec has been named to the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence!
This honour is in recognition of her exceptional contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy).
Bernadette was honoured at the Faculty Honour List Symposium on June 14.
Both Aliki Thomas and Shawn Robbins have been promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure in recognition of their excellence in research, teaching, and service! Aliki teaches in SPOT’s OT program, while Shawn teaches in SPOT’s PT Program.
Congratulations to you both!