Research Day demonstrates IMPACT

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Our new generation of scientists and scholars shared novel research and celebrated the IMPACT of their endeavors at Toronto Rehab’s 13th Research Day on January 23, 2018.

This year’s theme was selected to demonstrate the three key ways in which Toronto Rehab research creates IMPACT by:

1) changing policies, regulations, guidelines and safety standards;
2) developing new treatments; and
3) commercializing our inventions so that individuals and institutions can use them.

Attendees participated in a number of activities related to Toronto Rehab’s work in the following theme areas: Mindfulness Meditation, Prevent Injury & Illness, Restore Function, and Enable Independence.  The event featured a keynote address by John Wright, CEO, Dart Insight and Communication, who spoke about opportunities to solve challenges faced by people with disabilities and aging. 

Student scholarship and awards presentations included naming this year’s recipients of the TD Graduate Scholarships for People with Disabilities at Toronto Rehab. Accepting their awards from TD’s Scott Sullivan, Vice President, Wealth Products & Services, were Jirapat Likitlersuang, Stefania Moro, and first time recipient, John Shepherd, who is completing his Master’s degree studying health services and policy research related to people living with spinal cord injury.
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In a popular Research Day segment known as Minute Madness, trainees had just 60 seconds to present their research – from basic science to product testing across dozens of clinical and community populations spanning the full delivery of rehab care. They later shared their work through an expo of posters and interactive displays.

Thank you to our Research Day Sponsors for their support of this event.
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In Photo (left-right): Dr. Susan Jaglal, Associate Academic Director of Research, Toronto Rehab; TD Graduate Scholarships for People with Disabilities at Toronto Rehab recipients Jirapat Likitlersuang and John Shepherd; Scott Sullivan, Vice President, Wealth Products & Services, TD Bank Group; Dr. Geoff Fernie, CM, Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehab; and Dr. Milos Popovic, newly-appointed Director of Research, Toronto Rehab.