KCH Student Recipient of Masters Personnel Award in Multiple Sclerosis Research
Thomas Edwards of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health has been named a recipient of a 2016-2017 Masters Personnel Award from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. This prestigious scholarship was awarded to only 10 students studying in the field of multiple sclerosis. He received funding for his work on functional electrical stimulation cycling in severe multiple sclerosis.
Thomas received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. During his time as an undergraduate student he was able to work closely with individuals with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and older adults in an exercise setting. He is currently a member of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab under the direction of Dr. Lara A. Pilutti.
Each year the MS Society of Canada funds approximately $10 million in research to support studies that investigate all aspects of MS both biological and clinical. They also support research and training programs which cultivates a network of young minds and engages them in activities that fine-tune their skills and knowledge in MS research. Congratulations to Thomas on this prestigious award!