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September 5, 2020

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. The IDEAL RRTC rounds up recent research from our faculty contributing to a growing body of knowledge on the long term health and wellbeing of SCI survivors.

August 25, 2020

A team of U-M disability researchers have developed a survey that will help others quantify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of people with disabilities.

August 13, 2020

Philippa Clarke, Ph.D. contributed to two new works that examine the accessibility of municipal streets and their association with health outcomes. Clarke is the IDEAL RRTC’s lead researcher on the built environment and healthy aging.

August 6, 2020

Join the U-M Center for Disability Health and Wellness as we host the inaugural Disability Research Symposium on October 2, 2020 from 8:30AM to 12:30PM ET.

July 17, 2020

Michael McKee discusses how health care institutions can maintain accessible care for our deaf and hard of hearing patients while maintaining COVID-19 safety measures, in a new piece published in the JAMA Otolaryngology.

July 16, 2020

"They care for Michigan’s most vulnerable. We should care for them," writes Meade, outlining policies Michigan can support to care for the state's caregivers.

July 14, 2020

New findings about disparities in health and income are reported in a new paper in JAMA Internal Medicine, by a team from the University of Michigan and University College London, including IDEAL RRTC faculty Philippa Clarke, Ph.D.

June 22, 2020

Warriors on Wheels (WoW) of Greater Detroit—an advisory partner of the IDEAL RRTC—received a grant award from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to expand their outreach to people with disabilities in Southeast Michigan.

May 13, 2020

A new study from IDEAL RRTC faculty Mark D. Peterson, Ph.D., and Neil Kamdar, M.A., finds adults with traumatic spinal cord injury are at an increased risk of developing mental health disorders and secondary chronic diseases compared to adults without the condition. The paper is published in the May 2020 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

April 6, 2020

Pediatric-onset disabilities (PODs) are conditions that start before birth or during childhood.