Tag Archives: knowledge translation

Why should you use social media to share your research?

Are you a researcher? Are you using social media to connect with your audience and share your research? If not, the NIDILRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) suggests you consider adding it to your KT strategy! According to MSKTC: … Continue reading

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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that was signed into being in 1990. But what does it do? At its simplest, the ADA makes sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

During 2013’s National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), we have looked at various topics affecting Hispanics with disabilities including NARIC’s Spanish language services, explained how people-first language works, looked at cultural competency of rehab professionals in treating/working with Hispanics/Latinos with spinal … Continue reading

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Learning about the North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System.

The North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System (NTBRMS) conducts a comprehensive program of care, rehabilitation, and research involving children and adults who experience major burn injuries. This system includes Parkland Health & Hospital System and the University of Texas Southwestern … Continue reading

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Enter the exciting world of assistive technology!

The world of assistive technology (AT) is very exciting. It’s constantly innovating and changing for the better, developing new technologies and improving existing tools to support independence for people with disabilities. Just what *is* assistive technology? The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive … Continue reading

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Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Special Issue Focuses on Knowledge Translation

The January supplemental issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation focuses on Promoting Research Relevance—Strategies and Tactics for Enhancing Knowledge Translation and Use. The issue was edited by Deborah Backus, PhD, and Michael Jones, PhD, co-director of the … Continue reading

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Two proposed priorities open for comment

Two priorities were published in the Federal Register, both of which are open for comment until February 14th: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter III Proposed Priority–National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research–Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project–Inclusive Cloud and Web … Continue reading

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Open for Comment: NIDRR’s Proposed Long Range Plan 2013-2017

As a reader of the NARIC Spotlight, you know that NARIC is the library for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), one of two institutes at the US Department of Education. Every 5 years, NIDRR develops and … Continue reading

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NIDRR and AoA Present: Dr. Luis Salvador-Carulla on “International Perspectives on Bridging Knowledge and Practice in Aging and Disability”

On April 13th at 11am, the Administration on Aging and NIDRR present Luis Salvador-Carulla, MD, PhD, discussing “International Perspectives on Bridging Knowledge and Practice in Aging and Disability” Dr. Luis Salvador-Carulla is leading international expert on healthy aging, mental health, … Continue reading

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NIH Database will speed up research of Traumatic Brain Injury

In a press release from August 29th, 2011, NIH will build a database that will help speed research of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to better its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This database is being built-in conjunction with the Department of Defense. … Continue reading

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