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SCI Research Writing Prize – deadline extended

A message from Kristine Hendry, CEO of the Spinal Research Institute, inviting researchers to submit a written piece to the SCI Research Writing Prize.

It’s an opportunity to present your research, either complete or in-progress, to a broad ranging, non-scientific audience.

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SCI Research Collaboration Grants 2020 awarded to seven research groups

The SRI is thrilled to be supporting seven collaborative research groups across eight countries to attend the 2020 International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Virtual Meeting.

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Announcement: SCI Research Writing Prize – now open!

To help share the important research that is happening in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI), we are launching a writing prize whereby a shortlist of entries will have their written piece published in a non-scientific publication produced by the Spinal Research Institute and available online to everyone.

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Announcement: Grants available to attend ISCoS 2020: VIRTUAL

The Spinal Research Institute is pleased to be offering SCI Research Collaboration Grants for 2020. The objective of these grants is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to build relationships between individuals, institutions and countries involved in spinal cord research by funding individuals and small groups registration to the 2020 International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Virtual Meeting.

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A Message from the CEO: Staying Connected during COVID-19 Pandemic

With the outbreak of COVID-19 it is uncertain times for all of us. At the Spinal Research Institute we find ourselves reviewing how we work and operate. Being a smaller organisation, we can more easily adjust the way we work and connect as a team by moving our interactions online. However in response to the Government’s advice, which aims to slow the spread of the virus and help protect the most vulnerable in our community, including people with SCI, we have postponed our supporter events planned for the coming months. In time, when appropriate, we will reschedule, but for now we will connect with you via phone, email, our newsletter and social media channels.

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SCI Trailblazer: Remembering Dr Earl Cook Elkins

Mrs Elizabeth Rosanove recently joined the SRI’s Patron’s Program in memory of her father – Dr Earl Cook Elkins – and to support the innovative work the SRI is doing that continues the work her father started in spinal cord injury (SCI) research many years ago.

Dr Elkins was a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and his many achievements made him a trailblazer for his time. One of the founders of the School of Physical Therapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, he treated many people affected by polio and SCI throughout his career. However, it was the latter that was his real passion.

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Board announcement: Newest Recruit Dr Mario D’Cruz

The SRI Board is thrilled to announce that Dr Mario D’Cruz has been appointed as a Board Director. Mario has been involved with the SRI for many years as an Ambassador and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and lived experience, as well as passion and drive to better connect researchers and consumers.

Listen to Mario’s video message.

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Rotary Club of Kew Gala

The Rotary Club of Kew has supported the SRI since 2015. Their donations have supported our Travel Grants program, which enables researchers from around the world to connect through the ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting. Building international research collaborations is vital to improving the health of people living with spinal cord injury, and we are grateful for their support.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

In the week leading up to International Women’s Day, we celebrated the breadth of work that women in our field of spinal cord injury (SCI) are achieving by sharing the stories of five remarkable women: Kristine Hendry, Dr Marnie Graco, Dr Eimear Smith, Dr Gillean Hilton and Emily Quattrocchi.

Through their stories we hope to inspire others of any age and ability to dream big, work hard and value equality.

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