Grants & Promotions

  • New Task-Oriented Exercise Program Aims to Improve Function Post-Stroke

    Posted on April 21, 2016 in Grants & Promotions, News & Events

    University of Toronto professor Dr. Nancy Salbach is working to increase access to community-based task-oriented exercise programs through healthcare-recreation partnerships. Ambulatory stroke survivors who are discharged from the hospital often lack affordable physical therapy resources, which can hinder their ability to continue recovering at home. University of Toronto professor Dr. Nancy Salbach is determined to find […]

  • Dr. Kara Patterson Receives Connaught New Researcher Award

    Posted on May 4, 2015 in Awards, Grants & Promotions, News & Events

    Congratulations to Dr. Kara Patterson on winning a 2014-2015 Connaught New Researcher Award for her research project “It’s not the load that breaks you down, its how you carry it: an investigation of secondary musculoskeletal complications and temporal gait asymmetry after stroke”.  Dr. Patterson is the Principal Investigator on this two year grant.

  • Dr. Nancy Salbach Awarded Two CIHR Knowledge to Action Operating Grants

    Posted on June 18, 2014 in Grants & Promotions, News & Events, Research

    Professor Nancy Salbach (Department of Physical Therapy) has been awarded two CIHR Knowledge to Action operating grants. She is the principal investigator on the first grant, and co-principal investigator alongside Patty Solomon (McMaster University) on the second grant. The Knowledge to Action grant is designed to “increase the uptake/application of knowledge by supporting partnerships between […]

  • Darlene Reid Appointed as Chair of Physical Therapy Department

    Posted on April 29, 2014 in Grants & Promotions, News & Events

    We welcome Professor Darlene Reid as Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy for a 5-year term, effective January 1, 2015. The following announcement was made by Catharine Whiteside, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions on April 25, 2014: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee […]

  • Aileen Davis Appointed Interim Director of the Toronto Musculoskeletal Centre

    Posted on July 4, 2013 in Grants & Promotions, News & Events, Research

    Professor Aileen Davis was appointed Interim Director of the Toronto Musculoskeletal Centre effective July 1, 2013. She is a Professor in the following departments:  Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, Surgery, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, and Institute of Medical Science. Professor Davis is also a Senior Scientist in the Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, […]

  • Dr. Kelly O’Brien receives three year CIHR Grant

    Posted on January 31, 2012 in Grants & Promotions, News & Events

    Congratulations to Dr. Kelly O’Brien for being awarded a three year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and CIHR Institute of Infection & Immunity: HIV/AIDS entitled ‘Measuring and Modeling Disability, Comorbidities and Rehabilitation among People Living with HIV in Canada: The HIV Health and Rehabilitation Survey’.  As people with HIV are living […]

  • Dr. Barbara Gibson receives three year CIHR Grant

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    Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Gibson, who received a three year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant entitled ‘The Challenge Module for evaluating advanced motor skills of children with cerebral palsy: From measurement to child centred goal setting’. For the most functional children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) the negative impact of apparently ‘minor’ physical limitations on activity […]

  • Professor Kelly O’Brien

    Posted on December 1, 2011 in Grants & Promotions

    We are very pleased to announce that Kelly O’Brien has accepted the position of Assistant Professor – Tenure Stream, for the Department of Physical Therapy, Effective January 1, 2012. Kelly is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University in the School of Rehabilitation Science and has been a Lecturer for the Department […]