Dr. Alicia Sneij Awarded First Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Creativity Award Honoring David Gater

Alicia Sneij, PhD, MS, RDN, with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded the first ever Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Creativity Award Honoring David Gater.

Dr. Sneij was chosen after the selection committee received numerous strong applications.  Thanks to all applicants.

This award is made possible by a generous grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to promote creative research and clinical program opportunities within the ASCIP membership.

Dr. Gater was affiliated with the University of Miami, the Miller School of Medicine and the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center before his unexpected death in the summer of 2022. Dr. Gater was President of the ASCIP Governance Board at the time of his death, and the award was established as a lasting tribute to his many contributions to the field of spinal cord injury.

Craig H. Neilsen, suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile accident and devoted much of his business success towards the support of spinal cord injury research and quality of life programs. Learn more about Mr. Neilsen and the substantial charitable work of the Foundation he created at chnfoundation.org.
Dr. Sneij’s project is titled “Nutrition Clinic to Promote Healthy Eating Among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury”. She will be sharing the results of her work at a future ASCIP meeting. The Governance Board is very pleased to begin this exciting new initiative and is extremely grateful to the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for its generous support of ASCIP and the entire of spinal cord injury.

Congratulations Dr. Sneij!