Dr. Kristin E. Musselman Receives Funding for CIHR Project Scheme Grants

Kristin Musselman

Dr. Musselman is a recipient of a CIHR Project Grant

Dr. Kristin E. Musselman is a recipient of a 2016 Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Project Grant! She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Her co-authors for this project are Dr. Susan Jaglal, the Professor and Vice-Chair of Research and Dr. Karen Yoshida, an Assistant Professor, both in the Department of Physical Therapy.

Her project, Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Falls across the Continuum of Care in Canadians with Spinal Cord Injury is a two part study with the goal of understanding the causes and impacts of falls on the lives of people living with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) as little known about the falls in this population. This will help determine how falls can be prevented and help improve the quality of life for those living with SCIs.

Dr. Musselman is a physical therapist and Scientist with the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team and the Mobility Team at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Lyndhurst Centre. She completed her BSc and BScPT at Queen’s University. Her MSc in Neurosciences and PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta. From 2010 to 2013, she was a CIHR Post-doctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also co-lead of the Walking Measures Group for the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry.

The Project Grant program helps advance ideas that will undoubtedly transform fundamental health-related or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems and/or health outcomes. These are projects with a specific purpose and defined end point.

To learn more about Dr. Musselman and her research, please visit: http://bit.ly/2qXfcDT.

For more information on the Project Grant, please visit: http://bit.ly/2qRU6nF.