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The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation are very proud of the research and innovation contributions. Many of our researchers are leaders in their fields, and as a result, are highly competitive in provincial, national and international award competitions.

Gary Faulkner, PhD, PEng, Director, Research, Innovation & Technology Development, received the 2017 APEGA Centennial Leadership Award for attaining the highest distinction relating to engineering or geoscience through directorship of an outstanding project, original research or invention or an exemplary career in teaching. He has spent 27 years serving on the APEGA’s Board of Examiners (BOE), reviewing qualifications of engineering and geoscience applicants seeking registration with APEGA. For more information:

Alyson Kwok, PTIII, GRH Healthcare Improvement Team (HIT), received the Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Research Support Fund (ABSCI-RSF): Spinal Cord Injury Provincial Clinical Implementation Grant from the Alberta Paraplegic Foundation.

Lesley Wiart, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, UA/GRH Healthcare Improvement Team (HIT), received the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 2017 Transformative Practice Grant.

Edmond Lou, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Medicine of Dentistry, Department of Surgery, UA received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Engage Plus Grant of $25,500 for 6 months for “Enhancement of a Hot-Cold Sensation Testing Device (2017).”

Edmond Lou, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Medicine of Dentistry, Department of Surgery, UA received the 2nd Best Conservative Treatment Paper Award (US$2,000) in SOSORT-IRSSD combined meeting in Banff, AB Canada on May 25 – 28, 2016.

Mahdieh Khodaie, MSc Student, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta received a Graduate Scholarship and WCHRI Graduate Studentship.

Kenwick Ng, MSc, Student, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta, received the best oral presentation in the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Student Symposium June 28, 2017.

Andrew Chan, PhD Student, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta, received the best poster presentation in the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Student Symposium on June 28, 2017; the best oral presentation in the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute Research Day on November 16, 2016 and the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, NSERC Graduate Scholarship, AITF, TD Interdisciplinary Scholarship.

Carmen Rasmussen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Division, UA along with Dr. John Andersen, Dr. Jacqueline Pei, Dr. Jerome Yager, Dr. Brian Brooks and Dr. Adam Kirton, received a Women’s & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Innovation Grant for the “Alberta Perinatal Stroke Project: Neurobehavioral Outcomes in Children with Perinatal Stroke” study for one year (2016-2017), $49,978.

Dr. Mahdi Tavakoli, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta (Principal Applicant/GRH Research Affiliate) and Dr. Kim Adams, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta received a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) grant for a study on “Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation, Therapy and Surgery”.

Dr. Kim Adams, Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta; Dr. Lynn McGarvey, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Bonnie-Lynn David and Corrine Tuck, I Can Centre, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant for a study entitled “Active Engagement in Mathematics for Children With Disabilities: Strategies For Hands on Learning”.

Dr. Kim Adams, Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Dr. M. Tavakoli, Dr. Weibe, Dr. P. Pilarski, Dr.A. Cook and Dr. R. Sutton received a CIHR/NSERC Program: Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) grant for their study entitled “Robotic interface with Haptic Guidance and Artificial Intelligence for People with Disabilities”.

Dr. Peter N. McCracken Legacy Scholarship - .