Karim Fouad

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Karim Fouad obtained a diploma in biology from the University of Konstanz in Germany in 1991 and completed his PhD in graduate studies at the same institution in 1995. He went on to work as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Alberta in Canada from 1995-1997 in the field of motor control, and at ETH Z├╝rich in Switzerland from 1997-2001 in the field of spinal cord injury with Drs. ME Schwab and CV Dietz. He then became an assistant professor at the Faculty of Rehab Medicine at the University of Alberta in 2001 and worked his way up to professor in 2009, a position he still holds today. Dr. Fouad is also a CRC Tier1 in Spinal Cord Injury, a position he just renewed. He was a scholar for the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research from 2001-2014.

His research record is evidenced by over 120 peer reviewed publications, a h-index of 56, and numerous grants he has received, including a recent grant from the International Spinal Research Trust in the UK as well as several grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His interest has recently taken him on a quest to make knowledge translation more transparent. This made him the co-lead for the Open data Commons for spinal cord injury, a NHI recognized, free community based data repository (odc-sci.org)