ICORD partners with King Saud University

International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) investigators Asst. Prof. Tania Lam of UBC Human Kinetics and Clinical Assoc. Prof. Andrei Krassioukov, ICORD, have received funding from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia for a collaborative research project with Saudi researcher Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Yahya. The title of the joint research project is “Pharmacological interventions and rehabilitation for spinal cord injury,” and it was funded through King Saud University’s Twinning Program, created to promote collaborations with other universities in order to raise their research capacity and reputation. 

This collaboration will involve both faculty exchanges and graduate student training. Lam expects that the collaborative research will start with Saudi students coming to ICORD labs to learn techniques or complete aspects of the projects, and eventually lead to UBC graduate students going to Riyadh to work in their facilities.

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