Achievements

Select Awards and Honours

Best Poster Award (3rd Place). Louie DR, Mortenson WB, Durocher M, LuM, Schneeberg A. Teasell R, Yao J, Eng J.  Efficacy and acceptiblity of exoskeleton-based physiotherapy during subacute stroke rehabilitation: findings from the ExStRA mixed-methods trial.  Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery: Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting, December 2-4, 2020

 

2019 Singapore Visiting Professorship and Singapore Ministry of Health, Health Manpower Development Plan Visiting Expert in Integrating Stroke Rehabilitation Across the Continuum of Care, November 18-22, 2019.

 

2019 Innovation Fund Award for Best Poster in the Mental Health, Children and Community Care. The award was presented by the Honourable Christine Elliott, Ontario Minister of Health. Janzen S, Mirkowski M, McIntyre A, Iruthayarajah J, Viana R, Teasell R. Continuing Stroke Recovery through Rehabilitation in the Community. IFPOC Innovation Showcase, Toronto, Ontario, November 14, 2019.

 

2019 Glen E. Gresham Visiting Professorship and Lecture in Rehabilitation Science. Teasell R. Stroke Rehabilitation at a Crossroads: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going, University of Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, New York, October 24-24, 2019.

 

2019 1st place winner of Henry Stonnington Award for review articles in the journal Brain Injury 2019 for Wiener J, McIntyre A, Janzen S, Mirkowski M, McKenzie H, Teasell R. Opioids and cerebral physiology in the acute management of traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. Brain Injury 2019; 33(5):559-566.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research 2019-2021.

 

2018 Lawson Impact Award, Leadership Award, Amanda McIntyre.

 

2018 Stroke ISIG – Outstanding Scientific Poster Award. Cotoi A, Wiener J, Chow J, McIntyre A, Sequeira N, Teasell R.  Trends in RCTs of technology-based interventions for upper extremity motor recovery post strokeAmerican Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and National Stroke Association (United States), Dallas, Texas, September 29-October 3, 2018.

 

2018 Stroke ISIG – Newsworthy Poster of the Conference. Wiener J, Cotoi A, Janssen S, Batey C, Teasell R.  The impact of high-intensity interval training on motor function in stroke rehabilitation: A systematic review.American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and National Stroke Association (United States), Dallas, Texas, September 29-October 3, 2018.

 

2018 Post-Acute Stroke Excellence Award. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and National Stroke Association (United States), Dallas, Texas, September 29-October 3, 2018.

 

2018 Lawson Impact Award, Scientist of the Year, Lawson Research Institute, London Ontario, April 18, 2018.

 

2017 2nd Place Poster Award. Mehta S, Rice D, Janzen S, Teasell R. Trait anxiety moderates the relationship between catastrophizing and chronic pain disability. Annual Meeting of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, October 25-28, 2017.

 

Hnatyshyn Lecture 2016. Teasell R. Stroke Rehabilitation at a Crossroads. Canadian Stroke Congress, Quebec City, Sept 15, 2016.

 

2016 Lawson Impact Leadership Award. Swati Mehta, Lawson Health Research, London Ontario 2016.

 

2015 3rd Place Poster Award. Mehta S, Rice D, Shapiro A, Pope J, Harth M, Morley-Forster P. Sequeira K, Teasell R.  Psychological distress in outpatients assessed for chronic pain compared to those with rheumatoid arthritis.  American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine: 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research. October 25-30, 2015. Dallas, Texas, USA.

 

2015 SCI-SIG Early Career Poster Award. Mehta S, McIntyre A, Guy S, Teasell R, Loh E.  Effectiveness of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for the Management of Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury: A Meta-Analysis.  American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine: 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research. October 25-30, 2015. Dallas, Texas, USA.

 

2015 1st Place Poster Award. Mehta S, Rice D, Serrato J, Janzen S, Getty G, Shapiro AP, Morley-Forster P, Sequeira K, Teasell R.  Mood and disability among a subgroup of chronic pain individuals with high experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity.  American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine: 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research. October 27-30, 2015. Dallas, Texas, USA.

 

2015 2nd Place Award ISIG Poster. Thompson S, McIntyre A, Burhan AM, Mehta S, Janzen S, Teasell R. Treatment of Vascular Depression and Post Stroke Depression using Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Systematic Review.  American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine: 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research. October 27-30, 2015. Dallas, Texas, USA.

 

Lawson Impact Leadership Award, Matthew Meyer, Lawson Health Research, London Ontario 2015.

 

Best Abstract Award, Annual Scientific Meeting of Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vancouver, British Columbia 2015.

 

2014 Best Paper Award. Foley N, Meyer M, Salter K, Bayley M, Hall R, Liu Y, Willems D, McClure A, Teasell R.  Inpatient stroke rehabilitation in Ontario: Are dedicated units better?  International Journal of Stroke 2013; 8(6):430-435. Awarded at 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, St. John’s Newfoundland, June 17-21, 2014.

 

2014 Sandra Letton Award. The Rehabilitation Knowledge to Action Project (REKAP) team under Dr. Teasell and Shannon Janzen (CORRE) and the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit won The Sandra Letton Quality Award, Joseph’s Health Care London.

 

2013 Best Paper Award. Teasell R, Mehta S, Pereira S, McIntyre A, Allen L, Lobo L, Janzen S, Viana R.  Time to rethink long-term rehabilitation management of stroke patients. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 2012; 19(6):457-462.  Awarded at 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Montreal, Quebec, May 29-June 1, 2013.

 

2013 Best Review Poster. Mehta S, Guy S, Teasell R, Loh E. Prevalence of pain in spinal cord injury: A scoping study. 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Montreal, Quebec, May 29-June 1, 2013.

 

2013 Journal Article Selected as Continuing Medical Education. Mehta S, Hill D, McIntyre A, Ethans K, Loh E, Teasell R.  A meta-analysis of botulinum toxin A detrusor injections in the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity following SCI.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013; 94:1473-1481.

 

2013 Belarmino Rodriquez Arias Lecture. Teasell R.  The increasing role of rehabilitation in stroke care. The 65th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Neurology Society, Barcelona, Spain, November 21, 2013.

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professor 2012.

 

Vanier Graduate Scholarship Award, Matthew Meyer 2012.

 

CIHR Graduate Scholarship Award, Matthew Meyer 2012.

 

2012 Honourable Mention Poster Award. Cassidy C, Leci E, Meyer M, Janzen S, Teasell

Adherence to Canadian Guidelines for Benzodiazepines on stroke rehabilitation unit. 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Toronto, Ontario, June 20-23, 2012, A06.

 

2011 Best Podium Award. Salter K, McClure JA, Kruger H, Foley N, Teasell R.  Adherence to Canadian best practice recommendations for stroke care: assessment and management of post-stroke depression in an Ontario inpatient stroke rehabilitation facility.  GTA Best Practices Day, Toronto, Ontario, March 4, 2011, Podium 09, p. 23.

 

2011 Best Poster Award. Ng A, Mehta S, Teasell R.  Unfractionated heparin vs low molecular weight heparin as prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism post SCI: A meta-analysis.  Western Undergraduate Research Journal of Health and Natural Science Research Forum conference, London, Ontario, March 25, 2011.

 

2011 3rd place Poster Award. Macaluso S, Teasell R, McClure A, Walton D, Pretty J, Salter K, Meyer M, Sequeira K, Death B.  What is the evidence for treating whiplash injuries?  59th Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Victoria, British Columbia, June 8-11, 2011.

 

2011 2nd place Poster Award. Mehta S, Teasell R, Sequeira K for the SCIRE Research Group.  Management of syringomyelia post SCI; An evidence-based review.  2011 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and American Society of Neurological Rehabilitation Joint Educational Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 11-15, 2011.

 

2010 1st place winner of Henry Stonnington Award for review articles in the journal Brain Injury 2010 for Meyer M, Megyesi J, Meythaler J, Murie-Fernandez M, Aubut J, Foley N, Salter K, Bayley M, Marshall S, Teasell R. Acute management of acquired brain injury part I: An evidence-based review of non-pharmacological interventions.  Brain Injury 2010; 24(5):694-705.

 

2010 Best Student Poster Award: Pereira S, Graham R, Teasell R, Meyer M.  Predicting discharge destination in patients with stroke: A review.  GTA Best Practices Day, Toronto, Ontario, March 1, 2010.

 

2010 Merit Award: Teasell R.  Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, presented in Winnipeg Manitoba, May 25, 2010.

 

2010 Carol Buck Graduate Scholarship Award in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University, Matthew Meyer, (Awarded to the one full-time student from the year 1 cohort who is rated at the end of the first year as demonstrating the best progress in the program based on overall academic achievement and development of his thesis project).

 

2009 2nd Place Best Poster Award: Meyer M, Teasell R, Foley N, Salter K, McClure A, Pan C, Mehta S.  Economic review of stroke rehabilitation in Ontario: Improving efficiency to optimize outcomes, 30th Annual Meeting of the InterUrban Stroke Academic Association, London, Ontario, April 24, 2009.

 

2009 3rd Place Best Poster Award: Pereira S, Teasell R, Graham R, Moses M, Salter K, Foley N. The rehabilitation of severe stroke survivors , 30th Annual Meeting of the InterUrban Stroke Academic Association, London, Ontario, April 24, 2009.

 

2009 Best Review Poster Category Award: Meyer M, McClure A, Pan C, Murie-Fernandez M, Foley N, Salter K, Teasell R.  Economic review of stroke rehabilitation in Ontario: Improving efficiency to optimize outcomes.  57th Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Banff, Alberta, May 27-30, 2009 abstract A43, p. 40.

 

2009 Best Overall Poster Award: Meyer M, McClure A, Pan C, Murie-Fernandez M, Foley N, Salter K, Teasell R.  Economic review of stroke rehabilitation in Ontario: Improving efficiency to optimize outcomes.  57th Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Banff, Alberta, May 27-30, 2009 abstract A43, p. 40.

 

2009 Arthur Shears Lecture: Teasell R.  Applying Evidence-Based Principles to Stroke Rehabilitation: Back to Basics.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 29, 2009.

 

2009 3rd Place Best Poster Award: Aubut J, Mehta S, Teasell R, Cullen N, Marshall S, Hilditch M. for the ERABI and SCIRE Teams. A comparison of heterotopic ossification with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury populations, An evidence-based review. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American Society of Neurological Rehabilitation Joint Education Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 7-11, 2009.

 

2009 Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ministry of Health Research Showcase Award. Teasell R, Eng J, Wolfe D, Townson A, Miller W, Connoly S, Mehta S, Sakalibara B.  Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE): Linking Health Research and Quality of Health Care for Ontarians.  Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Showcase, Toronto, Ontario, October 2009.

 

2008 Physician Staff Organization Reward and Recognition Award, Teasell R, for St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

 

2008 Best Paper of the Year Award: Foley N, Salter K, Teasell R. Specialized stroke services: A meta-analysis comparing 3 models of care. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2007; 23(2-3):194-202. Awarded at the 56th Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 13-16, 2008.

 

2008 Best Review Poster Award: Teasell R, Foley N, Salter K, Jutai J.  Blueprint for transforming the stroke rehabilitation system.  Awarded at the  56th Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 13-16, 2008.

 

2008 1st Place Best Presentation Award: Teasell R, Foley N, Salter K.  The Stroke Rehabilitation Evidence-Based Review.  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and American Society of Neurological Rehabilitation Joint Educational Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, October 16-19, 2008.

 

2008 1st Place Best Poster Award: Cullen N, Bayley M, Teasell R, Marshall S, Hilditch M, Lippert C, Welch-West P, McCabe P, Weiser M, Ferrie C, Rees L, McCormick A, Tu L, Aubut J.  An update of the systematic review of the rehabilitation of moderate to severe acquired brain injuries.  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and American Society of Neurological Rehabilitation Joint Educational Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, October 16-19, 2008.

 

2008 Award-Winning Poster Presentation in Education Category: Teasell R, Aubut J, Wolfe D, Hsieh J, Townson A for the SCIRE Research Group.  3rd National Spinal Cord Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 6-8, 2008.

 

2008 2nd place winner of the Henry Stonnington Award for review articles in the journal Brain Injury announced November 11, 2008:  Rees L, Marshall S, Hartridge C, Mackie D, Weiser M for the ERABI Research Group.  Cognitive interventions post acquired brain injuries.

 

2007 Best Poster Award: Rees L, Marshall S, Hartridge C, Weiser M, Teasell R, Tu L, Aubut J, the ERABI group. Rehabilitation of cognitive deficits post acquired brain injury. 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, London, Ontario, June 15, 2007.

 

2007 Best Poster Award: Regan MA, Teasell R, Keast D, Mortenson W, Aubut J, for the SCIRE Research Group. Pressure ulcers following spinal cord injury: A review of the prevention and treatment interventions. LHRI Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Day, London, Ontario, November 1, 2007.

 

2006 Best Poster Award: Teasell R, Foley N, Salter K, Jutai J. The Stroke Rehabilitation Evidence-Based Review.  Lawson Health Research Institute, Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Day, London, Ontario, November 9, 2006.

 

2005 Best Paper Award, Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Shapiro A, Teasell R.  Behavioural intervention in the rehabilitation of acute vs. chronic non-organic (conversion/factitious) motor disorders.  British J of Psychiatry 2004; 185: 140-146. awarded at the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ottawa, Ontario, June 17, 2005.

 

2004 Student Research Contest Winner, Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Conlin A, Bhogal S, Sequeira K, Teasell R. Treatment of Whiplash-Associated Disorders: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.  52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Charlottetown, PEI, June 18, 2004.

 

2002 Best Abstract Award: Martino R, Neary MA, Nicholson G, Teasell R, Silver F, Daiment NE. A new screening tool for dysphagia in stroke patients: Using evidence to develop the tool.  Ontario Hospital Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario,November 20, 2002.