The first Mulcahey Award has been awarded to Christian Schuld, PhD Candidate for his abstract “Increasing the clinical value of the zones of partial preservation – A quantitative comparison of a new definition rule applicable also in incomplete lesions.” The Mulcahey Award honors MJ Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, a recognized world expert in the rehabilitation of and measurement of outcomes specific to children with spinal cord injury and their families. Dr. Mulcahey served as the Director of Clinical Research and Rehabilitation at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia and is currently a Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University. She was also the first non-physician president of ASIA.
The inaugural TRoHNS award has been presented to Haneui Kim, PhD for her abstract “Metabolic dysfunction exacerbates astrogliosis and impairs motor recovery after experimental spinal cord injury.” The TRoHNS award, sponsored by current ASIA president Keith Tansey, MD, PhD, has been instituted in alignment with ASIA’s goal to support investigators across a broader continuum of spinal cord injury science and to encourage work in under-developed areas in the field.
The inaugural Fellows of the American Spinal Injury Association Awards (FASIA) were presented during a ceremony at the 2018 Scientific Meeting. Fellowship in the American Spinal Injury Association (FASIA) is bestowed by the Board of Directors in recognition of distinguished accomplishments within the fields of spinal cord injury research, clinical practice, education and advocacy, and for a longstanding active membership of service to the society. Read more here.