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SMSF Research Associate wins prestigious award

During the 51st ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting held in London, September 3-5 2012, Mr. Samford Wong was awarded the 'Spinal Cord Prize'. Mr. Wong is one of the Foundation’s research associates and the current clinical lead dietitian at the National Spinal Injuries Centre. He was awarded this prize for his outstanding scientific publications in the official journal of the International Spinal Cord Society; Spinal Cord. The Foundation congratulates Mr. Wong for this prestigious achievement award.

SCI PSP website has gone live!

The Spinal Cord Injury Priority Setting Partnership (SCI PSP) website has gone live! The partnership aims to identify the unanswered questions about SCI treatment from people with SCI, carers and health care professionals and then prioritise those that involved parties agree are the most important. The website is hosted by the Foundation and will offer the latest news and background information of this initiative. Click here to go to the SCI PSP pages.

SMSF associates win BHT Annual Awards

During the NHS Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust Annual Staff Awards 2013 ceremony held on Monday 30 September, two members of the Foundation have been awarded for their contributions to the Trust. Professor Paul Kennedy, founding member and trustee of the Foundation, was awarded the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Ian Benson, study-coordinator of the ongoing exoskeleton study, was awarded the ‘Patient Choice Award’. The Foundation congratulates both Paul and Ian and is looking forward to continue the partnership with Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust personnel willing to go that extra mile.

NSIC physiotherapist researcher obtains MPhil degree

Lone Rose, a clinical specialist physiotherapist at the National Spinal Injuries Centres confirmed her thesis on ‘wheelchair provision and use among people with spinal cord injury’ at the University College London in April this year. Her thesis, entitled ‘The impact of wheelchair type on reducing the risk of shoulder overuse injuries following spinal cord injury’, has recently become electronically accessible to the public. Lone Rose plans to continue further research activities into shoulder pain related to ‘loading wheelchair in/out of car’ and 'investigating stresses on the upper limb during transfers in/out of wheelchair'. The Foundation would like to congratulate Lone Rose for her invaluable contribution to the understanding of complex shoulder disorders related to wheelchair use among people with spinal cord injury.

SMSF Research Director wins European Award

On 29 May 2012, Dr van Middendorp has been awarded the 2011 European Academy Award of the European Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine. The prestigious award was received in person during the 18th European Congress of Physical & Rehabilitation held in Thessalonica, Greece. This achievement is in recognition of his thesis entitled: "On the injuries of the vertebrae and spinal marrow: prognostic factors & classifications" for which he received his PhD degree Cum Laude. The Foundation congratulates Dr van Middendorp on this fine achievement.
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