News and Notes 500 February 23
In celebration of the 500th issue of News and Notes, NARIC encourages readers to email thoughts on what they would like to see in the next 500 issues of the newsletter; This Just In... presents study finding that the severity of a first pressure injury had no significant association with subsequent such injuries in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI); the RRTC on Employment of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) publishes research summary, The Impact of Competitive Integrated Employment on Economic, Psychological, and Physical Health Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; principal investigator for the Mayo Clinic Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center was interviewed for Washington Post article, Bob Saget died of head injury after falling, autopsy says; principal investigator for two recently completed NIDILRR-funded projects on stroke rehabilitation was interviewed for the Research, Science, Innovation, and Leadership series for the Lessons in Leadership video podcast; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas, where presenters from the US access board will review provisions in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards that address independent access to swimming pools and spas; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) seeks individuals with burn injury and their family members to provide feedback on an infocomic, Itchy Skin After Burn Injury; the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program - Policy Research Fellowship is accepting applications for its post-doctoral fellowship program focusing on aging and disability policy research; the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks input on the accessibility of visual Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages from people who are Deaf or hard of hearing in order to improve their clarity and accessibility, with instructions for submitting comments available in the Federal Register.
Welcome to issue 500! We've been on a fun journey with our newsletter and we've made a few changes over these past 10 years. We redesigned it to make it more readable and engaging. We integrated our Research In Focus series. In the last year, we added features highlighting our collection (This Just In) and resources from the Administration for Community Living (Elsewhere at ACL). All the while, our focus remained on connecting our readers to the work of the NIDILRR grantee community. Where do we go from here? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts on what you would like to see in the next 500 issues!
Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Aging and Disability Policy Open for ApplicationsThe NIDILRR-funded Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program – Policy Research Fellowship (90ARPO0003) is accepting applications for its post-doctoral fellowship program focusing on aging and disability policy research. The fellowship program includes opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary investigations related to healthcare policy in individuals with disabilities across the lifespan, with an emphasis on older adults. Applications must be submitted by March 15th. Eligibility criteria and application instructions are available from the website.