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Rick Hansen SCI Registry pilot study officially launches at Hadassah Medical Center

November 17, 2016 (Jerusalem, Israel) – The medical interventions and outcomes of Israelis with spinal cord injury (SCI) can now be captured in the Rick Hansen SCI Registry (RHSCIR), a prospective observational study of individuals sustaining a traumatic SCI, thanks to the teams at the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) and Hadassah Medical Center.


Rick Hansen Institute connects with Israeli partners in innovation

Nov 10, 2016 – The Rick Hansen Institute’s (RHI) CEO, Bill Barrable, and Manager of Commercialization & Industry Relations, Jonathan Miodowski, will travel to Israel November 13-17, 2016 to expand and strengthen RHI’s network within the Israeli realm of technology and innovation.


New Zealand launches national spinal cord injury registry in partnership with the Rick Hansen Institute

Aug 3, 2016 – On August 1, 2016 an event was held at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand to mark the launch of the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Registry, developed in partnership with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI). The data collected in the registry will lead to better services, care and support for people living with SCI, and reduce long term health care costs. 


Advancing spinal cord injury research into improved outcomes: Praxis 2016

May 5, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Global leaders and stakeholders from across the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) convened last week at Praxis 2016, a landmark conference hosted by the Rick Hansen Institute from April 25-27 in Vancouver, B.C., to develop practical solutions for overcoming challenges to translating research into improved outcomes for individuals living with SCI.


Canadian and Chinese experts begin work on implementing international best practices in spinal cord injury care

January 25, 2016 (Beijing) – The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH) and Accreditation Canada International (ACI) today embark on a unique opportunity to combine best practices to improve the lives of those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada and China.


Rick Hansen Institute joins innovative network of venture philanthropies

Vancouver, 8 May 2015 – Rick Hansen Institute has become a participating organization of The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN), a program of FasterCures,bringing the total number of venture philanthropies in TRAIN to 80.


Common acne drug to be used in international multi-centre spinal cord trial for the newly injured

Minocyline shows promise for limiting the severity of spinal cord injuries at a fraction of time and cost of other new drug treatments, says Rick Hansen Institute

August 14, 2014 VANCOUVER - The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) is pleased to announce an international clinical trial to test promising research that suggests minocycline may decrease the severity of acute spinal cord injury (SCI).


Canadian and Chinese experts join forces to improve the lives of those living with paralysis after spinal cord injury around the world

April 16, 2014 (Beijing) – The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH) and Accreditation Canada International (ACI) announced today that they will be working together to develop and implement best practice standards for acute and rehabilitative care for spinal cord injuries (SCI) in China. A unique opportunity to learn and combine best practices developed in China and Canada, implementation of these standards will ultimately ensure that the approximately 60,000 individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury China each year receive the best possible care and health outcomes.


Ontario Renews Support for Rick Hansen Foundation and Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

April 1, 2014 - Ontario is providing continued support for people living with spinal cord and brain injuries by investing $15 million in the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF).


Manitoba government invests $3 million in services, support for Manitobans with spinal cord injuries

Investment Helping Improve Quality of Life, Transition Back to Homes, Jobs: Minister Selby, Oswald

March 4, 2014 - The Manitoba government is investing $3 million over five yearswith the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Associationto help Manitobans with spinal cord injuries to successfully transition back into their homes and jobs and further advance health care and research initiatives in the province, Health Minister Erin Selby and Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.


Centre for Hip Health and Mobility to use Rick Hansen Institute Innovation

Centre selects RHI’s Global Research Platform for pilot program in 8 sites across BC 


VANCOUVER  (NOVEMBER 14, 2013) – British Columbia’s Centre for Hip Health & Mobility (CHHM) is teaming up with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) to improve best practice care for patients with hip fractures. The innovative partnership has CHHM using RHI’s Global Research Platform, a user-friendly web-based data collection and data warehousing platform, to obtain a baseline of patients experiencing hip fractures and care provided following implementation of best practices.