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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
Bonita Sawatzky
Paul Bishop Andrei Krassioukov
Babak Shadgan
Jaimie Borisoff Brian Kwon
Carolyn Sparrey
Victoria Claydon Tania Lam
Miriam Spering
Peter Cripton Corree Laule Lynn Stothers
Marcel Dvorak Kathleen Martin Ginis John Street
Stacy Elliott William Miller Wolfram Tetzlaff
Janice Eng Patricia Mills Darren Warburton
Susan Forwell Wayne Moore Cheryl Wellington
Heather Gainforth Ben Mortenson Christopher West
Aziz Ghahary Mark Nigro David Whitehurst
David Granville Ipek Oruc Stephanie Willerth
Andy Hoffer Tom Oxland David Wilson
Reza Jalili
Scott Paquette
Lyndia Wu
Piotr Kozlowski Matt Ramer
Paul Zehr

Investigators
Primary research programs peripherally aligned with ICORD’s mission
Philip Ainslie  Tal Jarus Jane Roskams
Hugh Anton Shannon Kolind 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 Mohammad Javan Michael Negraeff
Romeo Chua Andrew Laing Aaron Phillips
Jens Coorssen Nan Liu Paul Van Donkelaar
Kerry Delaney Freda Miller Rhonda Willms
Tim Inglis
 

Emeritus Members
ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators who have retired from their faculty positions

Tom Grigliatti Catherine Pallen John Steeves
 

All Profiles
Browse through excerpts of all investigator profiles present on ICORD’s website.

Principal Investigator

BPE (University of British Columbia), MPE (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University)
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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M.D. (Tehran Azad University)
M.Sc. [Sports Medicine] (University of London)
Ph.D. [Muscle Biophysics] (University of British Columbia)
Fellowship [Diffused Optical Tomography] (MIT/Harvard University)
Postdoctoral Fellowship [Clinical Biophotonics] (University of British Columbia)
Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Sciences (MSFHR)
Faculty Member, Department of Orthopaedics, UBC
Lecturer, School of Biomedical Engineering, UBC
Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Scientific Staff, Vancouver Acute (Vancouver General Hospital)
Instructor and Senior Member, SPIE

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B.P.E. (University of New Brunswick), M.Sc. [Human Kinetics] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Human Kinetics] (University of British Columbia), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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B. A.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of Waterloo), M.A.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Mechanical Engineering] (University of California, Berkeley), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of California, San Francisco)
Assistant Professor, Mechatronics System Engineering, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University

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Ph.D. [Psychology and Neuroscience] (University of Giessen)
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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B.Sc. (University of Manitoba), Ph.D. (University of Manitoba), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of Alberta)
Chair, SCOPE
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

Director of Research, Bladder Care Centre, University of British Columbia
Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital
Co-Appointment, Department of Healthcare and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Co-Appointment, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

 

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M.D. (University of Essen), Dr.Med. (Ruhr-University Bochum), Ph.D. (University of Calgary)
John and Penny Ryan BC Leadership Chair in Spinal Cord Research
Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia
Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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M.D. (Queen’s University), Residency Training [Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation] (University of British Columbia)
Clinical Associate Professor and Head, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Medical Site Lead, GF Strong Rehab Centre
Attending Physician, SCI Rehabilitation Program, GF Strong Rehab Centre

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