Recognition and Awards

Awards and Recognitions

• New Brunswick Health Researchers of the Year for the year of 2020. As recognized by New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Horizon Health Network.

• New Brunswick Health Researchers of the Month for the month of July 2020. Looking Beyond Patient Averages: Steps towards Personalized Care. As recognized by New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Horizon Health Network.

• New Brunswick Health Researchers of the Month for the month of April 2020. Life Satisfaction following traumatic spinal cord injury induced quadriplegia and paraplegia: Comparing Canadian societal expectations to patient reported life-satisfaction. As recognized by New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Horizon Health Network.

• New Brunswick Health Researchers of the Month for the month of March 2020. Pan Canada Collaboration Investigates Traumatic Cauda Equina Injury. As recognized by New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Horizon Health Network.

• New Brunswick Health Researchers of the Month for the month of February 2020. Working Together To Improve Outcomes For Spinal Surgery Patients With Cardiac Risk Factors. As recognized by New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Horizon Health Network.

• The Quality Quest Award program was developed to recognize teams for their quality improvement work and to share quality improvement initiatives across Horizon. Runner Up- 2020 New Brunswick Interprofessional Spine Assessment and Education Clinic

• Moore F BSc,Manson N MD FRCSC, Bigney E MA, Richardson E BA, Darling M BSc , El-Mughayyar D BSc, Abraham E MD FRCSC. Multi-level Spinal Fusion Offers Clinically Significant Reductions in Pain and Disability. People's Choice Award, November 2019. As recognized by New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Horizon Health Network.

• New Brunswick Health Researchers of the Month for the month of August 2019. How A Small Change Helped These N.B. Health Workers Increase Patient Satisfaction And Reduce ER Visits. As recognized by New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Horizon Health Network.

• Manson N, Ellis K, Bigney E, Richardson E, Abraham E. Pre-operative psychological factors significantly add to the predictability of chronic narcotic use: A 2 year Prospective Study. Debbie Scarlett Award for Best Overall Paper: 18th Annual Meeting Canadian Spine Society Conference, Banff, 2018.

• Fowler J, Abraham E, Daly E, Bigney E, Wagg K, Manson N. Nationwide Quality Assessment of the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network (CSORN). 2nd Place AMGEN Canada Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick Award, Saint John, 2017.

• Wagg K, Manson N, Bigney E, Abraham E. Failed back surgery syndrome patients start out with a poorer psychological profile compared to primary spine surgery patients. 1st Place Award for Health Research: 8th Annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference, Saint John, 2016.

• Daly E, Manson NA, Bigney E, Wagg K, Abraham EP. Improved Data Capture and Quality Following Implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for a Single Site in the Canadian Spine Outcomes Research Network Database. Best Poster Award: 16th Annual Meeting Canadian Spine Society Conference, Whistler, 2016.

• Symington L, Bigney E, Abraham EP, Manson NA. Causes and Predictors of Same Day Re-Admission Following Outpatient Lumbar Spine Surgery. Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Best Poster Award: 2nd Annual RIM Research Day, Saint John, 2016.

Grants Currently Held for Projects in 2020

• Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation’s Dragon Den- to support our elucidating the effects of a prehabilitation program on spinal surgery candidates with cardiac comorbidities: A randomized controlled trial.

• Fund in Research Excellence Grant- to support our effects of intra-operative Ropivacaine® epidural injection on post-operative outcomes following elective lumbar fusion: A double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial.

• Fund in Research Excellence Grant- to support an examination of life satisfaction following traumatic spinal cord injury induced quadriplegia and paraplegia: comparing society’s expectations to patient reported life satisfaction study.

• Chesley Family Research Award- to support our psychological risk factors for poor spine surgery outcomes study.