Reeve-Irvine Research Center holds events to raise awareness, collaborate, ask for support, and give notoriety to all who participate in our community.
Public events are designed to educate bi-directionally from scientists to stakeholders and even more important, from stakeholders to our scientists about issues and priorities for people living with spinal cord injury. Thanks to our many friends who participate regularly and contribute to these activities.
Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 2023
Hosted by Research for Cure, Plymouth Rock ‘n’ Run strives to facilitate collaborative individual and business efforts, enhance the ideals of social responsibility, and promote social action to achieve improved health for a worldwide community of spinal cord research.
2022 Meet The Scientists Event
Highlights will include demonstrations with audience participation of Dr. Maya Hatch’s computer-based assessment of arm function using the “Reachable workspace” station. You’ll get to try it yourself. In addition to the scientific discussions and breakout groups, Dr. Maya Hatch will demonstrate a new human subjects research platform she’s developing for studies of trunk control and balance, and as part of that, we will set aside time for a focus group discussion of what trunk stability and control means to me for daily living. This is an important opportunity for you, as members of the SCI community, to guide the future of Dr. Hatch’s research.
We will be following recommendations from governmental university officials on requirements for vaccination and masking at the time of the event with compliance based on the honor system.
We’re really looking forward to seeing you in person!
2020 Meet The Scientists Event
The California Spinal Cord Injury “Meet the Scientists” forum brings together scientists, researchers, clinicians, associates and students to give individuals an opportunity to meet, ask questions, and hear about the latest advances in spinal cord injury research.
Dr. Susan J. Harkema, PhD, Professor holds the Owsley B. Frazier Rehabilitation Chair in Neurological Surgery and is the Associate Director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville. She is the Director of Research at Frazier Rehab Institute and is Director of the NeuroRecovery Network that provides standardized activity-based therapies for individuals with spinal cord injury at seven national rehabilitation centers in the United States. Her research focuses on neural plasticity of spinal networks and recovery of function after spinal cord injury.
Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Hosted by Research for Cure, Plymouth Rock ‘n’ Run strives to facilitate collaborative individual and business efforts, enhance the ideals of social responsibility, and promote social action to achieve improved health for a world-wide community of spinal cord research.
Relentless Film Screening and Lecture
Join us for the Relentless Film Screening and Lecture on Monday, March 2, 2020. Presented by UCI School of Biological Sciences, and Co-Hosted by Reeve-Irvine Research Center at University of California, Irvine. This event is free and open to the general public. Students, faculty, university staff, medical providers, caregivers from Orange County and beyond, all are welcome. Speaker meet and greet immediately following. Refreshments provided.
About Relentless: The comeback story of a young action sports athlete who seemingly lost everything after a freak accident turned him quadriplegic. Through his relentless pursuit of self-improvement, Marty O’Connor learns to embrace his challenges and forge a new sense of self. Relentless is a documentary short about a remarkable young man’s journey.
Marty brings a rare energy to all of his endeavors, and will share his unique perspective at this interactive evening event. In addition, Drs. Oswald Steward, Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings will talk about research focused on the study of repair, regeneration, and recovery of function after spinal cord injury.