News and Notes 526 August 24
In observance of the passing of David R Gater, Jr., MD, PhD, co-director of the South Florida Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System Center, NARIC posts the link to 70 of his articles spanning more than 25 years of SCI research in the NARIC collection; This Just In... presents a study examining how transit agencies partner with technology-enabled third party companies to provide on-demand transportation for people with disabilities; the Southeast ADA Regional Center releases podcast, The Confess Project: A Network for Mental Health Care in African-American Communities, the latest episode in the ADA Live! Series; research from the Center for Research, Training, and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course was highlighted in article at ABCNews.com, COVID-19's negative impact on caregivers and four ways to help them; principal investigator for Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System Center to receive the 2022 Dr. Margaret Nosek Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); the Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Strides in Recreation Accessibility, discussing recreation areas covered in the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) seeks individuals with burn injury and their family members to provide feedback on two infocomics, Understanding Burn Injury and Exercise after Burn Injury; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor publishes report, Disability and the Digital Divide: Internet Subscriptions, Internet Use, and Employment Outcomes.
This week we learned of the passing of David R. Gater, Jr, MD, PhD, co-director of the NIDILRR-funded South Florida Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System Center (90SIMS0013). Dr. Gater published and presented extensively and was internationally known for his work in obesity and metabolic disease among people with SCI. NARIC's collection includes 70 of his articles spanning more than 25 years of SCI research. His earlier career work included research as part of the University of Michigan SCI Model System. He was a staunch advocate for his patients and co-authored important commentaries in Spinal Cord Series and Cases and The Lancet's eClinicalMedicine calling attention to the need for better hurricane preparedness in the SCI community. Our thoughts are with Dr. Gater's family and his colleagues in the SCI research community.