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Q&A with RHI's Director of Best Practice Implementation, Amir Rasheed

Amir Rasheed’s eclectic background in clinical practice, government, information technology and quality improvement may seem disparate.  But at the heart of all his work experiences is an enthusiastic desire to influence change that helps people. Now, according to him, he has the best job ever.


In this interview, he talks about one of the Institute’s best practice implementation projects in secondary complications -- the Knowledge Mobilization Network -- now being implemented at six sites across Canada.


Q&A with Physiatrist, Karen Ethans

Karen Ethans, MD, FRCP(C)is anAssociate Professor, Medical Director Internal Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg.  She is also a Board member of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In this conversation, Dr. Ethans talks about her work researching and treating a wide range of complex secondary complications experienced by people living with SCI.


My name is Jim Milina

A freestyle skiing champion with his sights set on the Calgary Winter Olympics, Jim Milina’s spinal cord injury changed his physical world but not his inner resolve and can-do attitude.  He became the first quadriplegic to ever climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and the first to climb up one side and down the other. He also set a World Altitude Record for a quadriplegic at 14,800 feet. Jim, who lives in Comox, BC, with his wife (and fellow Kilimanjaro teammate) Corrine, and their two children, talks about life since his injury.For more information about Jim, please click here.  


Q&A with SCI Clinician Anna Kras-Dupuis


With a special interest and experience in best practice implementation and chronic disease self-management, she is now on the frontline team of the Knowledge Mobilization Network, an innovative, science-based national (multi-site) initiative to implement best practices in spinal cord injury care and treatments.