SPHERU researchers featured in new research magazine
September 30, 2016SPHERU’S Dr. Michelle Stewart and Dr. Shanthi Johnson have been featured in the University of Regina’s new research magazine.
The first issue of Discourse featured Dr. Michelle Stewart and her study on people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
In the article entitled “Bridging the gap: Research seeks to understand FASD,” the feature explores how FASD is understood, and how these interpretations can be improved and used to better support for people living with FASD.
“One of the big challenges is that it is predominantly an invisible disability,” Stewart said in Discourse. “You may not ‘look’ like you have a disability.”
For the full feature on Dr. Stewart’s research, visit pages 9 to 11 in the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue of Discourse, available here.
Helping seniors age in place
Discourse also focused on Dr. Shanthi Johnson and her award-winning work in a profile entitled, “Innovation Award: Impacting the lives of seniors.”
The article notes that Johnson was awarded the 2016 Award of Innovation for her project, “Saskatchewan Advantage: Improving Functional Capacity and Preventing Falls Among Rural and Urban Seniors.”
The project increased mobility and independence in seniors by teaching simple but effective physical exercises. Because of this minor addition, seniors are able to stay in their homes longer as a result.