Patient Empowerment

This first-of-its-kind stakeholder training project for people with traumatic spinal cord injuries aims to prepare them to play active roles in SCI research. »

Under the guidance of an expert panel of researchers, clinicians, caregivers, and advocates, we will develop and implement a curriculum to train a cohort of patients with traumatic SCI to become “research ready. During 2016, we recruited the cohort of stakeholders to take part in the project. During 2017, we will teach them how to use their own experiences to improve future studies. We want them to gain the skills and confidence needed to work together with researchers to explore information about disability. Visit project mini-site