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The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is a regional center of spinal cord injury care, research and education in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. Programs and services are provided at both the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. The mission of the NWRSCIS is to improve the lives of people with SCI through excellent patient care, research and education. We provide specialized care to persons with SCI, conduct clinically relevant research and disseminate the most useful, evidence-based information to people with SCI, their families and professionals.

The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is a regional center of spinal cord injury care, research and education in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. Programs and services are provided at both the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. The mission of the NWRSCIS is to improve the lives of people with SCI through excellent patient care, research and education. We provide specialized care to persons with SCI, conduct clinically relevant research and disseminate the most useful, evidence-based information to people with SCI, their families and professionals.
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The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is a regional center of spinal cord injury care, research and education in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. Programs and services are provided at both the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. The mission of the NWRSCIS is to improve the lives of people with SCI through excellent patient care, research and education. We provide specialized care to persons with SCI, conduct clinically relevant research and disseminate the most useful, evidence-based information to people with SCI, their families and professionals.

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Episodes

Loa: Successful Student and Vent User

9/8/2019
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Support the Northwest Regional SCI System by donating at www.sci.washington.edu/donate. Loa sustained a C2 spinal cord injury while in the 12th grade. Undaunted, she went on to finish high school with her classmates and entered college the following fall. In this podcast, Loa talks with Jeanne Hoffman, PhD, about her experience adjusting to her SCI and attending college as a ventilator user. She is now an ambassador with Ventec Life Systems and blogs at www.venteclife.com/blog.

Duration:00:47:26

Being a Research Subject: Follow-Up on Transcutaneous Stimulation

7/11/2019
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Support the Northwest Regional SCI System by donating at www.sci.washington.edu/donate. What was it like to be a study participant in a clinical trial at the University of Washington? Find out in this podcast, where Jeanne Hoffman, PhD, interviews Jon, a person with SCI who volunteered for the study that was highlighted in our first podcast, Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation with Chet Moritz. This study is designed to restore hand and arm function in SCI using a non-invasive procedure....

Duration:00:30:16

Perspectives on Pain: An SCI Panel Discussion

4/23/2019
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A large percentage of people with SCI have frequent pain that can interfere with daily activities. Finding ways to minimize the pain and, when necessary, to move forward in spite of pain, can be essential to maintaining quality of life. This panel discussion features four individuals with SCI discussing their pain experiences, the different treatments they have tried, what has and has not worked for them, and how they stay positive and carry on with full lives. The discussion is moderated by...

Duration:01:36:21

Managing Chronic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

4/23/2019
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Chronic (or long-standing) pain is a common problem for people living with spinal cord injury, and it is often very difficult to treat. In this presentation, two UW Rehabilitation Medicine clinicians (Deborah Crane, MD and Dawn Ehde, PhD) discuss the different types, causes and potential treatment options for chronic pain. This SCI Forum presentation took place on January 13, 2014, at the University of Washington Medical Center. Watch the video:...

Duration:01:17:38

From Engineer to Entrepreneur: BILLY Footwear’s Billy Price

3/15/2019
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Support the Northwest Regional SCI System by donating at www.sci.washington.edu/donate. Billy Price became paralyzed at the C6 level at age 18, just as he was starting his freshman year of college. Lying in his hospital bed, he could not imagine what his life would look like; the challenges seemed insurmountable and the future uncertain. But he took one hurdle at a time and went on to finish college with an engineering degree and to work for the FAA for 15 years. He also married and,...

Duration:01:04:20

SCI Forum Podcast Introduction

2/19/2019
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Welcome to the SCI Forum podcast, a monthly podcast series produced by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) in the University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, located in Seattle, Washington. The NWRSCIS is dedicated to improving the lives of people with SCI through excellent patient care, research and education. Our podcasts bring you audio versions of our live SCI Forums, as well as interviews with a variety of people within the SCI community....

Duration:00:01:17

Resilience, Depression, and Bouncing Back After Spinal Cord Injury

2/19/2019
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Support the Northwest Regional SCI System by donating at www.sci.washington.edu/donate. Adjustment and mental health problems after spinal cord injury can be complicated and sometimes difficult to talk about. While most people with SCI do not become depressed, it is important to identify and help those who do. This SCI Forum presentation focuses on who gets depressed after SCI, when and why. Charles Bombardier, PhD, professor and psychologist in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,...

Duration:01:12:29

Getting to Normal: Conversations about Adjustment after Spinal Cord Injury

2/19/2019
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Support the Northwest Regional SCI System by donating at www.sci.washington.edu/donate. Three individuals with spinal cord injuries share their personal journeys of adjusting to life with a spinal cord injury, from initial grief and dark days to finding a path to a fulfilling life and a "new normal." This panel discussion is moderated by Dr. Jeanne Hoffman, rehabilitation psychologist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. After listening, please give us feedback using this survey:...

Duration:01:36:28

Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation with Chet Moritz

2/19/2019
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Support the Northwest Regional SCI System by donating at www.sci.washington.edu/donate. Chet Moritz, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Washington Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Physiology and Biophysics, as well as the co-director for the Center for Neurotechnology. He talks with UW rehab psychologist Jeanne Hoffman about his research to restore hand and arm function for people with spinal cord injury using transcutaneous...

Duration:01:04:31