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Spine team puts pressure on ulcer care

The Rick Hansen Institute is proud to support a Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) study to evaluate the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Initiative. This VCH article, originally published on their website, speaks to the multidisciplinary approach to addressing pressure ulcers in individuals who have sustained an acute spinal cord injury (SCI).
Author: Rennie Brown; Communications & Public Affairs, VCH.


Researcher Spotlight: Dalton Wolfe

The Rick Hansen Institute is fortunate to count among its many valued partners Dr. Dalton Wolfe, a Scientist at Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario and Assistant Professor at Western University. RHI recently sat down with Dr. Wolfe to talk about his current research.


Supporting Quality of Life initiatives in BC

Did you know that RHI’s Consumer Program provides funding to community groups to support quality of life initiatives within BC? 

Since 2010, the Government of BC has provided RHI with $11 million, of which $4.2 million funding over seven years supports the BC Spinal Cord Injury Community Services Network (BC SCI CSN). The BC SCI CSN is comprised of five community-focused, non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of over 12,000 British Columbian’s with spinal cord injury, as well as people with other disabilities, and their families. The network’s organizations include:


Project Spotlight: SCIRE

What is SCIRE?

Supported by the Rick Hansen Institute , the Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) project is dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care for people with SCI. With a team of 80+ researchers, clinicians and trainees including members from RHI, the resources prepared by this team can be used to support informed decision-making by policy makers and healthcare providers alike.

Since the beginning of the project in 2009, SCIRE has accumulated a large following with an average of 110,000 website visitors each year from 41 countries. 

Check out SCIRE's impact in this infographic!


Q&A with Hunter Peckham

In this Q&A, RHI talks to biomedical engineer and commercialization expert, Dr. Hunter Peckham about his involvement in Praxis 2016 and what some of the biggest challenges are in bringing a product or therapy to market.