Blusson Spinal Cord Centre ,
818 West 10th Avenue
Member Sector: Academic & Research Institutions
ICORD is a world leading health research centre focused on spinal cord injury. From the lab-based cellular level of understanding injury to rehabilitation and recovery, our researchers are dedicated to the development and translation of more effective strategies to promote prevention, functional recovery, and improved quality of life after spinal cord injury. Located at Vancouver General Hospital in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, ICORD is supported by UBC Faculty of Medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. ICORD Principal Investigators, Investigators and Associate Members come together from many different departments at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the B.C. Institute of Technology, and the University of Victoria, reflecting the wide breadth of expertise through the Centre. The Principal Investigators include five Chairs, established through the support of the Rick Hansen Foundation, and a variety of Canada Research Chairs, McLean Integrated Spine Clinic Scholars, and Canadian Institute of Health Research New Investigators. ICORD research is anything from cellular to community level research that addresses a question concerning the promotion of improved functional outcomes and quality of life for people with spinal cord injury. ICORD’s research activities span the continuum from basic, preclinical discovery, to human-based discovery, to acute clinical interventions, to chronic care and rehabilitation, to community integration and participation.