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Dr. Phil Switzer

Dr. Phil Switzer is a radiologist and clinical professor at the University of British Columbia. He has been involved with the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University for many years. Dr. Switzer was the Vancouver chapter President and is currently the National Vice-President. As well, he is a member of International Board of Governors of the Hebrew University. Dr. Switzer is an advocate and supporter of spinal cord injury research as he himself has been confronted and overcome serious illness with grace and determination. Dr. Switzer is virtually running in support of research in Spinal Cord Injury.


Supporting research in:
Spinal Cord Injury

One of the most serious injuries that can occur to someone previously healthy is a spinal cord injury. The consequences of such an injury can result in the inability to walk and/or paralysis, which has severe effects on one's lifestyle.

To develop a standard of care that would benefit those suffering from such injuries, IMRIC is working on two collaborative projects, one with the University of Calgary and the other with the University of British Columbia and the Rick Hansen Institute. It is their hope that those suffering from such injuries can continue to live as normal a life as possible.