June 15, 2022
Congratulations to cluster researchers Dr. Brain Dalton and Dr. Vicki Komisar and their trainees, who were recently featured in a UBC News article for their research work on human balance and falls. Drs. Dalton and Komisar have ongoing collaborations to understand balance and falls from different research lenses, including biomechanics, motor control, and gerontology.
September 16, 2019
Congratulations to cluster member Yvette Reid, an Audiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital, for receiving a Providence Health Care Practice-Based Research Challenge Award in the amount of $5,000 for her research project entitled: “Postural stability in superior canal dehiscence syndrome”.
June 11, 2019
The OBDAF Cluster will be helping to support Conference Registration costs for Cluster Trainees to present balance and falls related research at the upcoming SCAPPS meeting on October 17th to 19th.
June 4, 2019
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May 21, 2019
Cluster member Lyndia Wu along with co-investigators Naznin Virji-Babul and Noah Silverberg have been awared a New Frontiers in Research Fund which supports international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research (more info here
April 17, 2019
We are delighted to announce that OBDAF cluster members Drs. Jean-Sébastien Blouin and Michael Hunt have been awarded funding of the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) from UBC for an initiative: “Undergraduate Research Rotation in Balance Assessment and Rehabilitation”.
April 10, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the cluster is providing 5 travel awards up to $1200 each, to help fund trainees and postdocs to travel to a cluster affiliated lab in order to learn techniques and/or collect pilot data in support of collaborative research on balance and falls.
March 12, 2019
New Publication: Postural Threat Modulates Perceptions of Balance-Related Movement During Support Surface Rotations
We are delighted to annouce a new publication in Neuroscience by six of our cluster members; Drs. Taylor Cleworth, Allan Adkin, John Allum, Tim Inglis, Romeo Chua and Mark Carpenter, entitled: "Postural Threat Modulates Perceptions of Balance-Related Movement During Support Surface Rotations".
First Nations land acknowledegement
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