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Nov
30
2022

Grand Rounds Seminar: Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, PhD, OMC, FCAHS

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Shannon Sotomayor  

Group: PTHMS

Category: Academic, Grand Rounds

Description:

Please join our next grand rounds seminar presented by Kathleen A. Martin Ginis PhD, OMC, FCAHS, on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 12:00-1:00pm CT via Zoom.

Dr. Martin Ginis is the Director of SCI Action Canada, a Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC Okanagan, and an ICORD Principal Investigator. She is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and a recipient of the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship. Her research program focuses on understanding and changing physical activity behavior. She has a particular interest in physical activity among people with spinal cord injury and other types of physical disabilities. Dr. Martin Ginis often collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to study various health-related outcomes associated with physical activity participation (e.g., weight loss, cardiovascular disease risk, pain). r. Martin Ginis has a profound commitment to knowledge translation, specifically the development and implementation of evidence-based best practices to improve health and well-being among people with disabilities. Examples of best practices developed by her team, include the formulation of the first evidence-based physical activity guidelines for people with spinal cord injury; implementation of a nationwide service to provide telephone-based physical activity counseling to adults with physical disabilities; and creation of an online physical activity resource centre to serve the international spinal cord injury communities.

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