April 2013

Welcome to SCI Focus brought to you by Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) in partnership with the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Spinal Cord Injury at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MedStar NRH) in Washington, DC.

In this issue, our focus is on interim results from the research and training we are conducting under the grant. You will find project info and updates along with new fact sheet, videos, and article.


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Project Info

  • Research Project R1: “SCI and Your Heart” Cardiometabolic Risk, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease in People with Spinal Cord Injury
  • Research Project R2:“SCI Heart Health and Fish Oil Supplements”Effect of an Omega-3 Supplement Intervention Program (OSIP) on Cardiometabolic Health in People with Spinal Cord Injury
  • Research Project R3: “Pressure Reliefs in SCI” Skin Microvascular and Metabolic Response to Sitting and Pressure Relief Maneuvers in People with Spinal Cord Injury
  • Project T1: “Focus on Consumers” Protecting Your Heart, Managing Obesity, and Preventing Pressure Ulcers in SCI
  • Project T2: “Professional-Focused Training” Building Clinical Capacity to Help Persons with SCI Manage or Prevent Cardiometabolic Syndrome, Obesity and Pressure Ulcers

Project Updates



Schladen M, Pineda C (2013). Enhancing Clinical Education and Training, Improving Care. PSQH. March/April Issue New!

If you or your health care provider would like to read one or more of these articles and you don’t have access to the journals listed, please send a request to and we will help you obtain copies.

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