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ICORD is fortunate to include researchers who are faculty members and/or clinicians at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and other national and international institutions.

Browse through the short profiles below and on the next pages, or click on researcher names below for their detailed profiles. For more information about becoming a member of ICORD, please contact us.

Principal Investigators
Primary research programs closely aligned with ICORD’s mission
Gary Birch John Kramer
Matt Ramer
Paul Bishop Andrei Krassioukov
Bonita Sawatzky
Jaimie Borisoff Brian Kwon
Carolyn Sparrey
Victoria Claydon Tania Lam
Miriam Spering
Peter Cripton Corree Laule John Steeves
Marcel Dvorak Kathleen Martin Ginis Lynn Stothers
Stacy Elliott William Miller John Street
Janice Eng Patricia Mills Wolfram Tetzlaff
Susan Forwell Wayne Moore Darren Warburton
Aziz Ghahary Ben Mortenson Cheryl Wellington
David Granville Mark Nigro Christopher West
Andy Hoffer Ipek Oruc David Whitehurst
Sandra Hundza Tom Oxland Stephanie Willerth
Reza Jalili
Catherine Pallen
David Wilson
Piotr Kozlowski Scott Paquette
 Paul Zehr

Investigators
Primary research programs peripherally aligned with ICORD’s mission
Philip Ainslie Heather Gainforth Jane Roskams
Hugh Anton Tal Jarus William Sheel
Mark Carpenter Tim O’Connor  Andrea Townson
Anita Delongis

Associate Members
Conducting research in collaboration with ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators
Mike Boyd Kerry Delaney Michael Negraeff
Romeo Chua Tim Inglis Paul Van Donkelaar
Jens Coorssen Andrew Laing Rhonda Willms
Emeritus Members
ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators who have retired from their faculty positions
 Tom Grigliatti
Associate Member

Chair, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Victoria
Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Victoria

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B.A. [Pscyhology] (University of California-Berkeley), Ph.D. [Psychology] (University of California-Berkeley)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

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Dr. Marcel Dvorak
Principal Investigator

Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Head, Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Cordula and Günter Paetzold Chair, Clinical Spinal Cord Injury Research, University of British Columbia
Scientific Director, Rick Hansen Institute
Medical Director, Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program (CNOSP), Vancouver General Hospital
Co-Chair, Spine Trauma Study Group

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Principal Investigator

Clinical Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Medical Director, BC Centre for Sexual Medicine
Co-Director, Vancouver Sperm Retrieval Clinic
Medical Director, Men’s Sexual Assessment and Rehabilitation Service, Prostate Centre
Physician Consultant, GF Strong Sexual Health Rehabilitation Service

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Dr. Janice Eng
Principal Investigator

B.S.R. [PT/OT] (University of British Columbia), M.Sc. (University of Toronto), Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Occupational Therapy] (University of Western Ontario), M.A. (University of Southern California), Ph.D. (University of Southern California)

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Principal investigator, International Collaboration of Research and Discovery (ICORD)
Research Associate, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Affiliate Investigator, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

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B.Sc. [Kinesiology] (McMaster University)
M.Sc. [Kinesiology] (Queen’s University)
Ph.D. [Kinesiology] (Queen’s University)
Postdoctoral Fellow [Health Psychology] (University College London)
Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. (University of Ahwaz), M.Sc. [Public Health] (University of Tehran), Ph.D. [Physiology] (University of Manitoba), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of Manitoba)
Director, BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn and Wound Healing Research Group
Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Associate Member, Dermatology and Skin Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Active Staff Member, Vancouver General Hospital

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Biological Sciences] (Simon Fraser University)
Ph.D. [Experimental Pathology] (University of British Columbia)
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC

Scholar of the Royal Society of Canada
Associate Director, BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn and Wound Healing Research Laboratory, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, UBC
Investigator, UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital
Co-Director, CIHR IMPACT Program
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, viDA Therapeutics Inc.
Associate Member, Department of Surgery, UBC
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. (Santa Clara University), M.S. (California State University), Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
Professor, Life Sciences Institute, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia
Associate Member, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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