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News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond Archive

News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond is a weekly newsletter featuring news, resources, events, and opportunities to participate in research in disability and rehabilitation. Most of the stories focus on the achievements of the 250+ NIDILRR-funded projects across the US. We also include events and resources from other agencies and organizations. To sign up, go to our home page and enter your email address in the big blue box! Learn how to submit an item for the next newsletter. Are you a current subscriber or reader? We would love to know your opinion on the newsletter and how you share it with your colleagues!

This issue includes Points of Empowerment series of topical factsheets on minority populations with disabilities, survey of weight loss in those with psychiatric disabilities, a workforce recruitment program, KT4TT announces 2012 PUSH Award, and research on breast cancer screening and intellectual disabilities.

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This issue includes factsheets on Multiple Sclerosis, January quick poll from SCI Health, an Administration on Community Living newsletter, NewPublicHealth Magazine interviews James Rimmer on increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to healthy, Yeongchi Wu presents at ISPO 2013 World Congress, and open registration for State of the Science Conference.

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This issue includes quick review of Model Systems research, arthritis studies in Massachusetts, JAN webcasts covering a wide range of employment issues, study and report on sports-related concussions in youth, IDEAL Group Reader displays at Consumer Electronics Show, and a peer-reviewed publication from UMSCIMS.

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This issue includes Community Accessibility Maps, survey on emergency communication and people with disabilities, Making Careers Happen virtual conference, publication of a transformative subfield in rehabilitation science at the nexus of new technologies, aging, and disability, publication of The long term impact of physical and emotional trauma, RRTC on Aging debuts online and social resources, and a webinar on PCA Training Requirements.

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This issue includes SCI Forum video- It Happened to Both of Us, National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families Fall 2013 Scholarship, National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability, Tiramisu wins FCC Chairman’s Award, Campbell Collaboration Accepts KTER Systematic Reviews, and a webinar on Assistive Technology and the Interactive Process of Employee Accommodations.

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This issue includes Cross-Dataset Catalog of Disability and Compensation Variables, webinar on current state of disaster preparedness for individuals with IDD, ADA National Network partners with NETAC, Saralynn Allaire receives ACR/ARHP Lifetime Achievement Award, and Grant Writing 101: It’s Not Rocket Surgery webcast.

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This issue includes a podcast series on arthritis and employment, quick poll on holiday eating habits, CDC webcast presents “Where in Health is Disability?”, Tamar Heller receives AUCD International Service Award, webinar on setting up and operating a voucher transportation system, Foster Independence, Participation and Healthy Aging through Technology public workshop. 

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This issue includes a presentation on sleep problems and Sleep Apnea in persons with SCI, preparation of a factsheet on Itchy Skin After Burn Injury, AAPD Summer Internship Program, interview with George H. Kraft by KUOW on MS, research presented at The International Society for Quality of Life Research conference, and a debut of websites highlighting research activities.

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This issue includes Power Wheelchair Pressure Relief video, a study on SCI care, The World We Want discussion hosted by UNICEF and IDA, summaries to help Clinicians choose outcome measures, report on the rights of parents with disabilities featured on The Talk of the Nation, and a webcast with Maurice Sholas, MD, PhD, discussing Staying the Course: Mentorship to Be a Research Success.

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This issue includes a video on managing skin problems after SCI, study on effects of virtual walking on pain in SCI patients, Foundation Center’s IssueLab, Hwasoon Kim receives DeVivo Mentored Research Award, KTER releases Knowledge Production Methods web course, Lesley M. Hudson receives ASIA Lifetime Achievement Award, and a webcast presenting Fostering Independence, Participation, and Healthy Aging Through Technology.

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