Category: News and Events

NERSCIC Publication Wins Vogel Award

February 16th, 2015 in News and Events

The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center’s site-specific project “Tracking Functional Status across the Spinal Cord Injury Lifespan: Linking Pediatric and Adult Patient-Reported Outcome Scores,” was awarded the Vogel Award.  This award is named in honor of Dr. Lawrence Vogel and is given for excellence in publishing in the pediatric field of SCI rehabilitation research.

The article by lead author Feng Tian, NERSCIC PI and Director Dr. Alan Jette, and others highlights the team’s success at linking two functional outcome measures for persons with spinal cord injury- the adult Spinal Cord Injury: Functional Index (SCI-FI) and the Pedi SCI for both adults and children. Item response theory (IRT) methods allow estimation of scores of one measure based on scores from the other, which allows clinicians to track long-term functional data for children with SCI.

 

Hannah Mercier, MS, OTR/L Awarded 2014 DeVivo Mentored Research Award

December 14th, 2014 in News and Events

Hannah Mercier, MS, OTR/L,  researcher at the New England Regional SCI Center Model System and doctoral candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences through MGH Institute of Health Professions, is this year’s recipient of the DeVivo Mentored Research Award.  Mercier was granted this one-year $3,000 research award for her study entitled “Effects of Rehospitalization among Adults with Spinal Cord Injury on Quality of Life, Independence, and Participation,” by using the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (SCIMS) database.

David Rosenblum MD, 2014 Physician of the Year

March 15th, 2014 in News and Events

NERSCIC Co-PI, Dr. David Rosenblum, has been honored as Physician of the Year by Business New Haven. Dr. Rosenblum serves as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services and Outpatient Services, and as Director of the SCI Program at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford, CT. Read more about Dr. Rosenblum’s dedication to his patients and to his commitment to state of the art SCI care and research involving technological innovations as part of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System Network.

Survey of YOUR SCI Care Providers

February 5th, 2014 in News and Events, Uncategorized

Take a brief online survey and help create a directory of health care providers who give exceptional, accessible care to people with SCI.  Feedback from this survey will be used to create a list of clinicians in New England who do a good job caring for individuals with SCI.  The resulting list of  ”SCI friendly” providers will be made available to consumers and providers, to help increase access to high-quality health care.  This survey is anonymous.

For hard copies of the survey or for more information, contact:
Judi Zazula M.S., OTR/L
Clinical Research Liaison
JudiZ@bu.edu
617-638-7314
866-607-1804 (toll-free)

Dr. Alan Jette Appointed to Institute of Medicine

February 5th, 2014 in News and Events

NERSCIC Director Alan Jette PT, PhD received one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine through his appointment to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM). Membership in the IOM recognizes Dr. Jette’s outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service as a leader in the field of disability assessment. IOM members volunteer their expertise to provide independent analysis and recommendations on important health care challenges to both government decision makers and independent organizations. Read more about Dr. Jette’s commitment and contributions to disability research on the Boston University School of Public Health website.

Working 2 Walk 2013, Boston- Register by 9-20 for discounted rates!

August 29th, 2013 in News and Events

Click here to register for Working 2 Walk on Sept. 27-28.

  • Discounted rate for persons with SCI or other paralysis
  • Personal assistants attend at no charge when accompanying consumers
  • Discounted rate for students
  • Registration includes continental breakfast & lunch and evening reception on Friday

Information on speakers, schedule, venue, etc. :
http://u2fp.org/organize/events/working-2-walk/
www.facebook.com/Unite2FightParalysis
www.twitter.com/U2FP_W2W

Registration questions?
Email unite@u2fp.org or call 888-202-1992

Survey of YOUR SCI Care Providers

July 25th, 2013 in News and Events

Take a brief online survey and help NERSCIC create a directory of New England health care providers who give exceptional, accessible care to people with SCI.  Feedback from this survey will be used to create a list of clinicians in New England who do a good job caring for individuals with SCI.  The resulting list of  “SCI friendly” providers will be made available to consumers and providers, to help increase access to high-quality health care.  This survey is anonymous.  

For hard copies of the survey or for more information, contact:
Judi Zazula M.S., OTR/L
Clinical Research Liaison
JudiZ@bu.edu
617-638-7314
866-607-1804 (toll-free)

9/27-28/2013 Working 2 Walk Symposium

June 17th, 2013 in News and Events

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston, MA

 

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis looks forward to bringing the Working 2 Walk Symposium to Boston for the first time in 2013.  The Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium is held in different states each year. It brings together research scientists, practitioners, investors, SCI survivors and family members in an effort to foster knowledge, collaboration, and power for all of the stakeholders committed to achieving a cure for spinal cord injury. For more information on registration, speakers, agenda, etc., see the W2W Symposium flyer and visit the Working 2 Walk website.

6-7-13 Open House- Locomotor Training Clinic at BMC

May 9th, 2013 in News and Events

Join the outpatient Rehabilitation Therapies Department at Boston Medical Center from 1:30-3:30 PM for a free Open House.  Click here for more information

6-7-13 Face into the Storm: Gaining the System Skills Needed to Succeed in the Changing Healthcare Environment

May 2nd, 2013 in News and Events

Co-sponsored by the APTA and BU Health & Disability Research Institute.

The target audience for this conference includes innovators seeking to advance the development of systems skills in physical therapy practice.

Click here for more information.