Congratulations to the 2013 Manitoba Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee (MSCIRC) awardees!

The SCRC would like to congratulate the following on receiving the 2013 MSCIRC award.

Dr. Kristine Cowley. Project title: “Does neuromuscular electrical stimulation combined with passive load prevent or reduce hindlimb bone loss in an animal model of spinal cord injury?”
Dr. Kristine Cowley (Connect Funding). Project title: “Development of a spinal cord injury-specific exercise-based facility in Winnipeg for research and health delivery”
Dr. Eftekhar Eftekharpour. Project title: “Targeting the endogenous molecular repair systems for treatment of spinal cord injury”
Dr. Karen Ethans (Connect funding). Project title: “Creating a Centralized Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Research Group in Manitoba”
Dr. Brent Fedirchuk. Project title: “Regulation of spinal neuron excitability during motor output”
Dr. Phillip Gardiner. Project title: “Effects of passive exercise on markers of hindlimb muscle insulin resistance, apoptosis, and motoneuronal gene expression in rats with spinal cord transection”
Dr. Michael Namaka. Project title: “Regulation of myelin repair by methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of multiple sclerosis (MS)”
Dr. Soheila Karimi. Project title: “Developing combinatorial stem cell-based and biomedical engineering approaches for tissue reconstruction and neurological recovery after traumatic spinal cord injury”

The Manitoba Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee is a Committee of the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Manitoba) Inc. Funding is provided by the Government of Manitoba.