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Launch of Ground-Breaking Partnership to Accelerate Medical Innovation in BC

The Rick Hansen Institute's BioDesign Partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the only one of its kind to focus on spinal cord injury

Today the Rick Hansen Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Alexander Grass Center for Bioengineering launched a ground-breaking partnership to accelerate medical innovation and improve the lives of people living with spinal cord injury (SCI). The BioDesign Partnership was announced at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre in Vancouver by the Rick Hansen Institute's CEO, Bill Barrable, and included remarks by the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould (whose Vancouver-Granville riding is home to the Institute), the Honourable Bruce Ralston, BC Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, Yaakov Nahmias, Director of the Grass Center for Bioengineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and Bernard Bressler, Director of the Board, Canada-Israel Industrial Research & Development Foundation.


Rick Hansen Institute appoints new Board Chair and two new board members

July 14, 2017 – The Rick Hansen Institute is pleased to announce the appointments of Katharina Kovacs Burns as Board Chair and Nava Swersky Sofer and Michael S. Beattie as Board members.


Thank you to RHI's retiring board members

June 28, 2017 – Yesterday, three members of the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) Board of Directors came to the end of their tenure: Bernard Bressler, Graham Creasey and Kevin Lamarque. All three members have served on RHI’s Board since 2011.


Banting Research Foundation/ Rick Hansen Institute Discovery Award

The Banting Research Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute are pleased to announce a funding partnership to support research by early career investigators focused on areas relevant to spinal cord injury (SCI).


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.