News and Notes 55 February 27

NARIC at CSUN; everyday nutrition for individuals with SCIs; use of YouTube to learn about living with SCI; Advocates in Disability Award; bridging the gap between rehabilitation and exercise; Allen Heinemann named Co-Editor-in-Chief of APMR; APRM supplement focuses on knowledge translation.

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NARIC news: 

Here we are at CSUN, booth 113! We've put together a list of presentations from researchers and developers who participate in NIDRR-funded projects. We hope to make it to a few of these (maybe when the exhibit hall is quiet). If you're at CSUN, please stop by, say hello, and tell us what you're excited to see. If you can't be here, you can follow the action on Twitter with the #CSUN13 hashtag

Resource Highlight: 

Everyday Nutrition for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries
The NIDRR-funded Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center (H133N110009) offers a video presentation, Everyday Nutrition for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries, from its SCI Forum Series. Vickeri Barton, RD, and Susie Kim, OTR/L, discuss the unique nutritional needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries and provide tips for incorporating nutritional goals into daily eating habits. Topics include calorie guidelines, protein requirements, and other nutrients needed for maintaining healthy skin, heart, weight, and bones, and for promoting bowel and bladder health. 

News items: 

Bridging the Gap Between Rehabilitation and Exercise
James H. Rimmer, PhD, director of the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Center for Interactive Exercise and Recreation Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting People with Disabilities (RecTech RERC) (H133E110002) recently published Getting Beyond the Plateau: Bridging the Gap Between Rehabilitation and Community-Based Exercise (abstract) in the November issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). The article draws on research from the 2007-2012 RERC grant cycle and links health and function to access and opportunity for people with disabilities to participate in exercise and other health promoting behaviors. This issue of PM&R focuses on exercise and sports for health promotion, disease, and disability (abstracts available free of charge). 

Allen Heinemann Named Co-Editor-In-Chief of APMR
Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, director of the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Measurement of Rehabilitation Outcomes, (H133B090024) was named co-editor-in-chief (PDF) of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR) along with Leighton Chan, MD, MPH, chief of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Both Heinemann and Chan are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in rehabilitation medicine and have served as reviewers and editorial board members for the journal. 

APMR Supplement Focuses on Knowledge Translation
Michael L. Jones, PhD, co-director of the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies, (H133E110002) and Deborah Backus, PhD, co-edited Promoting Research Relevance—Strategies and Tactics for Enhancing Knowledge Translation and Use, the January supplemental issue of the APMR. The issue focuses on how to maximize research relevance in order to enhance knowledge translation into clinical practice. Three of the seven articles were produced by NIDRR-funded projects. Full text of the articles is available free of charge for this issue. 

Grantee event: 

Webinar: Q&A on ADA and ABA Standards
The NIDRR-funded ADA National Network (H133A110014) and the US Access Board present an Open Questions and Answers Session on the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standard or the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and Accessibility Standard on March 7th from 2:30-4pm, EST. The open session features Access Board accessibility specialists answering viewer-submitted questions on the standards as they apply to new construction or alterations. Questions may be submitted in advance up to March 1st. Registration is free but required and closes 24 hours prior to session start. 


Video Sharing Poll
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) (H133B090002) is collecting information on the use of YouTube to learn about living with spinal cord injury for its February Quick Poll. The Quick Poll series helps the project develop new print and multimedia products that address the information and education needs of the SCI community. 

Elsewhere in the Community: 

Advocates in Disability Award
The HSC Foundation's National Youth Transitions Initiative is accepting applications for its 2013 Advocates in Disability Award. The Advocates in Disability Award is given to a young person between 14 and 26 who has dedicated him or herself to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families in the US. The 2013 recipient will receive $3,000 in recognition of their past advocacy efforts and up to $7,000 in funding support for a proposed project that focuses on serving and empowering individuals with disabilities. Applications are due March 15th. Learn about last year's winner Dominga Noe and her work for those living with Marfan syndrome