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Read the October newsletter from the UW Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

October 2017 - The UW Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS) has released its October 2017 newsletter. Check out the information on new and ongoing studies, the Seattle Pediatric Concussion Research Collaborative, and more!  Read the October issue...


2017 Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit

Upcoming - Share recreation ideas with SCI peers, take a hands-on wheelchair maintenance class, participate in discussion groups, and enjoy the refreshments, exhibits, and raffle at the 6th annual SCI Wellness Summit. The Summit will be from 12:30-5:00 on Nov. 4, 2017 at The Brig in Magnuson Park. It is presented by the UW's Northwest Regional SCI System in partnership with Outdoors for All, the Here and Now Project, and the SCI Association of Washington. The event is free to the public, but registration is requested. Learn more...

Janna Friedly

Three faculty members among Seattle Met's Top Doctors 2017

August 2017 - Our department contains three of the four rehabilitation medicine doctors selected in the 2017 Seattle Met magazine's 2017 Top Doctors issue: Drs. Sue Apkon, Stan Herring, and Janna Friedly. Seattle Met surveyed health care practitioners throughout King, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Pierce Counties who nominated doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners based on experience, competency, patient satisfaction, and rapport across specialties to deliver the best patient care.

Image: The relationship of dosage to survival in canine studies of gene therapy for a muscle-wasting disorder

UW researchers lead multi-institutional study on treating previously incurable, inherited neuromuscular disease in dogs

February 2017 - Labs led by Casey Childers, DO, PhD and David Mack, PhD collaborated with institutions from France and across the US on a treatment for myotubular myopathy, a fatal muscle wasting disease which occurs in dogs and in human boys. The researchers found a way to safely replace the disease-causing MTM gene with a healthy gene throughout the entire musculature of affected dogs. The method may translate to human applications.Read the full article...

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