Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

A Research Update from the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute

June 15, 2010
New Research Shows that Electrical Stimulation Can Promote Central Nervous System Repair

As a therapeutic tool, electrical stimulation is being used in innovative ways to promote recovery of function following nervous system injury or disease. It can restore control and offset atrophy to muscles after injury and has a variety of therapeutic applications in the clinical setting. New research now suggests that electrical stimulation may also enhance central nervous system (CNS) repair.

Kennedy Krieger Institute to Participate in 2009 World Stem Cell Summit

September 16, 2009
Physicians and patient to share insights

(Baltimore, MD) - Representatives from the Kennedy Krieger Institute will take part in the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit beginning September 21 in Baltimore, Md. Kennedy Krieger will join more than 1,200 of the world's most influential stem cell stakeholders, through participation in the following:

Concurrent Session

Society Track: Stem Cell Progress Report-Spinal Cord Injury and Multiple Sclerosis Tuesday, September 22, 4:40 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

International Center For Spinal Cord Injury Receives $20,000 Donation From Iowa Group To Advance Spinal Cord Injury Research

January 22, 2008
Spinal Cord Organization for Research and Enrichment (S.C.O.R.E.) Commits Funds to Kennedy Krieger's World-Renowned Center

(Baltimore, MD) - The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute recently received a $20,000 donation from the Iowa-based Spinal Cord Organization for Research and Enrichment (S.C.O.R.E.) to support the Center's promising and innovative research. ICSCI will use the funds to support stem cell and regeneration research, specifically applying the donation to primate studies currently underway in Columbia, South America.

Three Stellar Kennedy Krieger Professionals Nominated For Spinal Cord Injury Hall Of Fame

October 30, 2007
Rummerfield, Gray and Walther Recognized for Contributions To Spinal Cord Injury Community

(Baltimore, MD) - The Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the nomination of three representatives from its International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) to the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Hall of Fame?. Patrick Rummerfield, record-setting athlete and patient relations liaison at ICSCI, has been nominated in the sports category; Phyllis Gray, executive director, for the corporate executive category; and Lisa Walther, a physical therapist assistant at ICSCI, for the assistive technology category.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Hosts "Roasting Jim McMahon" Along With '85 Chicago Bears

February 27, 2007
At Morton's The Steakhouse Westchester On Saturday, March 31

CHICAGO (February 21, 2007)-Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders of the brain and spinal cord, will host "Roasting Jim McMahon" at Morton's The Steakhouse Westchester, located at One Westbrook Corporate Center, on Saturday, March 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; roast starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $250, which includes a full buffet and two cocktails, with all proceeds to benefit spinal cord injury research at Kennedy Krieger.

World Leader in Spinal Cord Research and Treatment

November 1, 2004
Dr. John McDonald will establish new center for spinal cord restoration

Baltimore - One of the world's leading spinal cord researchers, Dr. John McDonald, will join the staff of Kennedy Krieger Institute to establish a program to serve patients with spinal cord injury and paralysis.

The physician who helped the late actor Christopher Reeve recover some sensation, movement and moments of independence from his ventilator, Dr. McDonald founded and served as director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. At Kennedy Krieger Institute, he will serve as director of the new Spinal Cord Research Center.

Kennedy Krieger Launches World's First Center Focused on Rehabilitation and Restoration for Children with Paralysis

June 14, 2005
Dr. John McDonald, Lead Neurologist to Late Actor Christopher Reeve, to Spearhead Novel Rehabilitation Therapy for Chronic Injuries and Paralysis

(Baltimore, MD) - Kennedy Krieger Institute today opens the doors of its International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, the world's first center focused on rehabilitation and restoration for children with paralysis. The Center's director, Dr. John McDonald, was the lead neurologist whose pioneering techniques helped the late actor Christopher Reeve to regain significant movement and sensation. The same novel therapies that produced remarkable results in Reeve will be applied to children at the new Center.

International Center For Spinal Cord Injury Awarded Three New Grants For Rehabilitation And Research

June 6, 2007
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Grant, The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Grant and Christopher Reeve Foundation Award to Advance Spinal Cord Injury Work at Kennedy Krieger Institute

(Baltimore, MD) - The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute recently received three grants that will further the promising research and treatment conducted by the world-renowned center. The grants will support the advancement of spinal cord injury research geared toward injury rehabilitation.

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