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May 29, 2024

Social activities can be beneficial to adults aging with SCI. A community’s natural and built features can severely limit these activities.

March 22, 2024

This year, the Center for Disability Health and Wellness will provide additional educational opportunities. MDisability, a Department of Family Medicine program, is welcoming four new summer interns beginning in June – its sixth cohort! This year, MDisability is partnering with the Center for Disability Health & Wellness (CDHW) to expand internship educational opportunities. The CDHW is the coordinating entity, with funding supported by the AHEAD-DC RRTC NIDILLR-funded grant (NIDILRR #90RTHF0005). One of this cohort's interns, Tess Carichner, is also an intern with the AHEAD-DC RRTC grant.

March 19, 2024

We're looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator and a Clinical Research Technician to support our federally funded Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (MI-SCIMS) grant. These are full-time, on-site positions. 

February 19, 2024

A recent, multi-institutional publication, between U-M and Augusta University shared results of one of the largest epidemiological study on HIV testing and treatment among publicly insured adults with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD).

February 5, 2024

A study led by Michelle Meade, PhD, Director of the University of Michigan Center for Disability Health and Wellness and Principal Investigator of the Investigating Disability factors and promoting Environmental Access for healthy Living Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (IDEAL RRTC) and Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System (MI-SCIMS) research projects, found that adults with TSCI and T2D had a greater chance of developing a range of dangerous conditions. 

January 8, 2024

Ms. Citchen-Spruce is a dedicated disability justice activist, storyteller, and independent filmmaker. 

November 1, 2023

Dr. Gianna Rodriguez, Co-Principal Investigator of the Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System gave a presentation on international standards to document autonomic function after spinal cord injury.

October 31, 2023

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, which is part of the Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System (MI-SCIMS) held their annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat for patients on Friday, October 27th in Grand Rapids.

October 18, 2023

Steven Erickson, PharmD, will be presenting at this year’s Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine virtual conference. His presentation is entitled “Disability Cultural Awareness: Let’s Start the Discussion.”