Dr. Andrei Krassioukov wins inaugural Alan T. Brown Foundation Award
Posted on November 24, 2009
Dr. Andrei Krassioukov has won the 2009 Alan T. Brown Foundation Award for research in Spinal Cord Injury, presented by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA). This is the first year the Alan T. Brown foundation SCI Research Award has been awarded. It is presented to a researcher, clinician, or group which has demonstrated excellence in translating basic science research developments to clinical care on secondary conditions, long term outcomes and/or issues relating to aging after spinal cord injury.
Dr. Krassioukov received the award in recognition of his clinical and basic science research in autonomic function following SCI. He was Chair of ASIA's International Committee to develop standards for the evaluation of autonomic functions in individuals with SCI. These standards were recently published in Spinal Cord (January 2009) and endorsed by two major international societies involved in research and clinical management of individuals with SCI: ASIA and International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS).
Dr. Krassioukov is a physician with the Spinal Cord Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, and Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Medicine and an Associate Director of the International collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD).