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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.

April 6, 2020
Our team does plan to continue to review, update and expand our recommendation and guidelines.  As able, we will develop specific guidelines for patients with different types of disability as well as summarizing recommendations for clinicians working with patients with disabilities.
April 6, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis is stressful for everyone; however, the stress placed on the disability community has been particularly acute. One particularly salient concern expressed by this community is fear of being viewed as expendable or as undeserving of equal healthcare access by healthcare providers

February 20, 2020

Watch the recording of the webinar with panelists Mark D. Peterson, PhD, MS, FACSM and Heidi Haapala, MD

February 17, 2020

Dr. Peterson will work with the Cerebral Palsy Surveillance Program in Sweden to research the longitudinal health and health care of people with cerebral palsy in that country.

January 31, 2020

Women who are Deaf and hard of hearing have more pregnancy complications and worse outcomes than those without hearing impairment, a study indicates.

January 15, 2020

The Center for Disability Health and Wellness, led by Michelle Meade, Ph.D, and Michael McKee, M.D., M.P.H., is the recipient of a grant from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) to support interdisciplinary research teams in pursuing external multi-component NIH large-scale grants.

December 12, 2019

A new study co-authored by Philippa Clarke, Ph.D. turned to Twitter to see whether online discussions about food can help inform policy makers influencing social determinants of health.