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for the nature of your enquiry.
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If you would like to support spinal cord research at the
University of Manitoba, we would gratefully receive any donations.
Please see our Donations page for details.
Please note: For legal and ethical reasons, we are unable to provide
professional medical advice via electronic communication about the diagnosis,
management, or prognosis of disease in specific individuals.
U.S. residents can consult our list
of American Organizations providing referral information on S.C.I. research
Canadians seeking treatment should forward their enquiries through their
local health care providers.
Visitors are invited to browse through the SCRC's list of Spinal
Cord Injury and other Disability Resources for answers to many common questions
about S.C.I. and information on coping with disabilities. Questions about neurology,
and treatment of other medical conditions, can also be submitted to the medical
experts at allexperts.com.
The Spinal Cord Research Centre at the University of Manitoba is a research-based
centre, not a treatment centre. We conduct mostly basic research in spinal
cord physiology, pharmacology and pathology. While some of our members do conduct
clinical research on spinal cord injured patients at the Health
Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the SCRC is not itself involved in
treatment of spinal cord injury. You may read more about our completed and current
clinical research projects in our Clinical Research
Treatment for S.C.I. in Winnipeg is conducted by the HSC Rehabilitation Hospital's
clinical SCI Unit. Manitoba patients seeking information on the SCI Unit's
clinical research may contact the unit via Dr.
Employment and Graduate Studies Enquiries
Prospective students may be interested in the graduate studies programs
offered by the University of Manitoba departments that make up the SCRC, namely:
Physiology and Pathophysiology, Internal
Medicine, the College of
Rehabilitation Sciences, Pharmacology
and Therapeutics, Pathology,
and the Faculty of
& Recreation Management. For more information on graduate programs,
contact the Graduate Program Coordinator of the department of interest. If you
are unsure of which department to contact, you may first want to read up on the
research of our principal investigators, to decide
which area of research (and which department) interests you most.
Doctoral graduates who are interested in pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship
under the supervision of researchers at the SCRC
should contact Dr. Phillip F. Gardiner,
SCRC director, for more information.
The SCRC is not currently recruiting employees for support staff positions.
When job openings become available here, we will post an announcement on the
SCRC News and Announcements page. Enquiries about employment
opportunities can be sent to email@example.com.
If including a résumé, please send it as plain ASCII text, or
as a MIME-encoded attachment of a WordPerfect or Microsoft Word document.
If you're looking
for the phone number, mailing address, or e-mail address of an SCRC member,
please try a search for the person's name on our faculty,
staff and trainee directory for this information, or browse through our
People page. University of Manitoba faculty or staff who
are not SCRC members will not be listed there, but you can search for the person's
name on UMinfo's People page.
This page also features a selector for the search, to allow a search for students
as well. Please try these search tools before contacting us to ask for someone's
Important information about clinical research protocols:
Persons interested in participating in clinical trials or research should contact
the health care authority in the province, state, or country in which they reside.
All research is government-regulated for legal and ethical reasons and it is normally
required that the subjects reside in the same province/state. We suggest that
the links available from SCRC's list of Spinal Cord
Injury and other Disability Resources may assist you in finding the agency
that can best serve your interests.
Before submitting questions on the research we conduct here, we ask you to
take the time to browse through our web site for the information you need. All
the information we have for the general public is available on this site; we
do not have any additional brochures or information packets to send out. However,
feel free to print out any pages of information you find on our site that are
of interest to you.
You'll find a wealth of information about our research on the pages describing
our areas of expertise, where you'll find a brief
synopsis of our investigators' research areas, and links to their more detailed
research profiles. These profiles will also list their recent publications,
which you can look up at your nearest medical library for more in depth knowledge
of their research. The See Also section at the end of each profile also
has a link to Search
PubMed for publications by the researcher, where you can get abstracts of
all the researcher's articles, and in some cases the full text of the articles.
Our list of Online Journals can also help you
find publications that are now available on the web, but note that many of these
journals are accessible only by subscribers. Many of our more recent publications
are also now available on-line on our web site, on our Research
Publications page. Our site also has copies of several articles
written about us which will give you more of a layman's overview of our
You can also search our web server for specific topics of interest by using
the ht://Dig search engine on our site. If that doesn't
find what you're looking for, it's probably not on our web site, and you may
prefer to search the Internet at large for answers on other sites. For example,
we get asked about scoliosis
and spina bifida,
which are conditions of the spine, and not the spinal cord. Such topics are
best searched on other Internet Search Engines.
With most search engines, spelling matters, so if your queries don't turn up
the results you're hoping for, and you're uncertain of the correct spelling
of your keywords, you may want to look them up in a medical
dictionary or English dictionary
first. You may also want to look up information on specific diseases or disabilities
on the Family Village
Specific Diagnoses Card Catalog. For more information, you can also find
links to a vast number of related sites on our Internet
Resources Guide for Neurosciences
For more details on the research of our principal
investigators, enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be very specific in your requests for information.
SCRC Phone/FAX/Postal Enquiries
You may contact us by telephone at 204-789-3770.
Faxes can be sent to 204-789-3934.
Correspondance by courier or postal delivery can be sent to:
Spinal Cord Research Centre
University of Manitoba
409 BMSB, 745 Bannatyne Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0J9, Canada
SCRC Software Enquiries
The SCRC markets a suite of Data Capture
and Analysis Software for neurosciences, which runs on the Linux operating system.
On-line documentation for this package (and other software
we run) is available on our site. Enquiries about this package can be sent to
Web Site Enquiries
Requests for additions, updates, corrections, suggested improvements,
and other maintenance of this web site should be sent to the web site administrator,
at email@example.com. This mail
will go to Gilles Detillieux, Systems Analyst with the Spinal Cord Research Centre.
He's definitely not the person you want to ask about clinical matters.