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Ottawa, Ontario Neuromuscular Care Stream – The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre Vidya Sreenivasan MD, FRCPC is a physiatrist who has worked at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre’s Spinal Cord Program for seven years. In 2006, she completed a fellowship in SCI Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Fredericton, New Brunswick New Brunswick Provincial SCI Program – Stan Casidy Centre for Rehabilitation , Horizon Health Network Colleen O’Connell MD, FRCPC (PM&R) is a staff physiatrist and research chief at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. She holds faculty appointments at both Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine and the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. Dr. O’Connell’s research and clinical interests focus on spasticity, pain measurement and management, motor neuron disease genetics and epidemiology, and quality-of-life outcomes. In addition, she is active in international health and disaster rehabilitation, and participates in numerous guidelines and training initiatives that address care for individuals with SCI in low-resource settings. Montréal, Québec Programe pour les persones présentant une pathologie du système locomote ur – Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal Julie Charron PhD is a psychologist on the clinical SCI team. She is actively involved in collecting E-Scan data and is a local investigator for the Access to Care and Timing Project. Future areas of research for the local SCI program include social reintegration after the rehabilitation process. Halifax, Nova Scotia Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program – Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Capital Health Christine Short MD, FRCPC (PM&R) is a physiatrist, who specializes in treating individuals with SCI, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurologic disorders. Through research, she hopes to maximize her patients’ function and solve their most pressing problems. Dr. Short is currently studying medications that help improve walking and function among individuals with MS and SCI, and for preventing and treating SCI pain; and spasticity treatments to enhance mobility. She is currently chief of the Division of PM&R at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, and is an associate professor at Dalhousie University, where she is cross-appointed to the Division of Neurosurgery. SITE LEAD PROFILES 215


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