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Wendy Bautista receives the 2011 SfN IBRO World Congress Travel Fellowship award!

The SCRC would like to congratulate Wendy Bautista on receiving the 2011 SfN IBRO World Congress Travel Fellowship award. This is a $2000 travel award to support the participation of US, Canadian, and Mexican graduate students at the IBRO World Congress, held every four years. See the SfN web site for more details: http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=TravelAwards_IBRO  

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Congratulations to Drs. Eftekharpour and Karimi on their 2010 MMSF awards!

The SCRC would like to congratulate Drs. Eftekhar Eftekharpour and Soheila Karimi on their 2010 research awards from the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF). They are featured on the cover of the 2010 MMSF Annual Award Recipient Brochure. Dr. Eftekharpour received funding for his project, “A novel intracellular drug delivery approach to enhance neuroprotection after […]

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Call for Proposals for 2011 Spinal Cord Injury Research Projects

The Manitoba Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee (MSCIRC) is pleased to announce that the 2011 Grants and Awards competition is now underway and accepting applications for spinal cord injury research projects in Manitoba. Purpose Grants provided through this initiative aim to increase understanding of spinal cord function; reduce the disability related to spinal cord injury; […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Gardiner on his CIHR Team Grant

Dr. Phillip Gardiner and colleagues at the University of Western Ontario were awarded a 5 year grant totaling $2,385,043 (equipment $56,565). Project Title: CIHR Team in Physical Activity, Mobility and Neural Health Principal Investigators: SHOEMAKER, Kevin J; GARDINER, Phillip F; HACHINSKI, Vladimir; HEATH, Matthew; MELLING, Jamie; NOBLE, Earl G; PETRELLA, Robert J; RICE, Charles L; […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Eftekharpour on his CSRS grant

The SCRC congratulates Dr. Eftekhar Eftekharpour on his successful 2010 Cervical Spine Research Society research grant application. Dr. Eftekharpour has been awarded CSRS funding for his project, “Investigation of the neuroprotective effects of thioredoxin for the treatment of spinal cord injury.”

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Congratulations to Drs. McCrea & Nagy on their CIHR grants

The SCRC congratulates Drs. David McCrea and James Nagy on their recent success in the 2010 CIHR operating grants competition. Dr. McCrea will receive a CIHR grant of $755,200 over 5 years for his project, Organization and reflex control of spinal locomotor networks. Dr. Nagy’s project, Structural composition and regulation of neuronal gap junctions in […]

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2009 Merit Award Presented to Dr. Kristine Cowley

The Canadian Paraplegic Association (MB) has awarded Dr. Kristine Cowley the 2009 CPA Merit Award for her “dedication, commitment and tireless efforts in improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities.” Congratulations Kris! See the full story on page 7 of CPA Manitoba’s August 2009 issue of ParaTracks. http://www.cpamanitoba.ca/pdf/paratracks/2009_summer_paratracks_en.pdf (See http://www.cpamanitoba.ca/paratrackspdf.htm for past issues.) […]

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SCRC Trainees Win Awards at EPOWC ’09 Conference

The Spinal Cord Research Centre extends heartfelt congratulations to four of its trainees whose efforts were recognized at the Exercise Physiologists of Western Canada (EPOWC) conference, held at the University of Manitoba last week. Awards were given out to trainees for their research and communication skills. The following is the list of winners from the […]

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