Dr. Anne Palermo of the University of Miami has been named as the 2018 Neilsen-ASIA Research Award recipient for her study titled “Seated Trunk Stability and Orthostatic Tolerance in SCI: Targeting the Diaphragm.” The Neilsen Foundation Allied Health Professional Research Award of ASIA is a one year award of $25,000 to a clinician at the Master’s or Clinical Doctorate level. The purpose of the award is to encourage clinicians in the field of SCI to incorporate an element of research into their professional practice. Dr.
The Membership Committee is constantly looking for new ways to support ASIA and our members. Based on member feedback, we have created two new Clinic/Institutional Membership levels. The former Clinic/Institutional membership is now called “Platinum” with added benefits. There is also a new lower Clinic/Institutional membership package. The “Gold” membership offers nearly the same perks as the “Platinum” but with a lower price. Click here to read more about ASIA’s Clinic/Institutional memberships.
The Distinguished G. Heiner Sell Lectureship will be presented at the 2018 ASIA Annual Conference by William “Zev” Rymer, MD, PhD. Dr. Rymer is Director of the Single Motor Unit Laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, RIC) Dr. Rymer has been a pioneer in adopting an integrative research approach to improve the lives of persons with spinal cord injury, combining aspects of bioengineering, neuroscience, neurology and physiology. Read more here.