What's New

  • Inside Getting Trustworthy Health Information from the Internet, you'll learn about the tips on conducting internet searches, how to tell if a website is one you can trust, and whether the information is up-to-date.

  • Dawn Ehde presented a poster looking at happiness at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) annual scientific meeting. Dr. Ehde found people aging with a physical disability despite worsening physical function, higher levels of pain and fatigue rated their happiness about the same as people aging without a disability.  Also, happiness ratings were higher in people who were 65 or older. 

  • Ivan Molton was part of special symposium at the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting which brings together more than 4,000 professionals in the field of aging.  This symposium chronicled the impact of people aging into or with a disability and the broader implications of this for health care policy and service delivery. 

  • Inside Sleep and Aging with a Disability, you'll learn about the types of sleep problems people aging with a disability suffer from, what's behind these problems, and what evidence-based treatments and therapies are available to reduce sleep problems. Come check out our new factsheet!

  • We have a new factsheet! Inside Getting the Most Out of Health Care Visits, you will learn how to PACT: Prepare, Ask Questions, Create a Plan, and Take Away Materials. Come check out the new factsheet!

  • Our RRTC's Kurt Johnson, Aimee Verrall, and Amanda Smith presented oral platforms and posters at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA. We presented results summarizing our work in BMI, falling, and symptom burden:

  • Our own George Kraft and Aimee Verrall attended ECTRIMS' Annual Meeting, the world's largest international conference devoted to basic and clinical research in MS. We presented results summarizing our current research on depression & physical activity as well as aging with MS:

  • Our own Keyu Chen and Mark Harniss participated in the Workshop on Evaluating Off-the-Shelf Technologies for Personal Health Monitoring at the 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Pittsburgh, PA.

  • George H. Kraft, MD, MS received this award for extraordinary service provided to patients and families at the UW Medicine's MD Clinic. Dr. Kraft is Co-Director of the UW Medicine's MD Clinic as well as Principal Investigator of the MSRRTC.  

  • A recently published study examined obesity levels among people with disabilities by collecting the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) from 1867 participants.  BMI is calculated from an individual’s weight and height, and WC measures the distance around an individual’s abdomen. Both measures are used to determine if a person is at risk of health problems associated with obesity such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes.