Congratulations to Matthew Hanks, PhD, ATC (UWM Mobility Lab Postdoctoral Fellow)!
Dr. Hanks was one of 18 applicants invited to attend the prestigious United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) Young Investigator Initiative grant writing workshops, part of the Global Alliance of Musculoskeletal Health. USBJI is a collaborative effort between the United States and Canada to advance care for and reduce the burden of disease of individuals with all forms of musculoskeletal disorders through increased awareness, education, and funding for musculoskeletal research. Dr. Hanks will be attending USBJI to further his research investigating the complex relationships among shoulder biomechanics, pain, pathology, and function in pediatric wheelchair athletes and nonathletes with spinal cord injuries/disorders. At the end of the workshops, he will be strong candidate to secure National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and VA extramural funding for research to improve mobility, health, and quality of life of manual wheelchair users across the lifespan. Great work, Dr. Hanks!