Breakthroughs in scientific research provide new and improved treatments for injuries and diseases that shape and advance contemporary medical practice. By performing cutting edge research with state-of-the-art technologies in basic and clinical science, the Spinal Cord Damage Research Center is at the forefront of contemporary research in spinal cord injury and has contributed to several breakthroughs that improve care for and quality of life of persons with spinal cord injury.
Exoskeletal Assisted Walking
Molecular Lab - Spinal Cord Research
After Injury Health Research
Spinal Cord Injured - Health - After Injury
Thermo - regulation research underway
Running Clinical Trials
Research Studies Underway
Endocrine studies underway
awarded the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Science and Environment Medal
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald (Left), with William A. Bauman, M.D., and Ann M. Spungen, Ed.D., Director and Associate Director of VA’s Rehabilitation Research & Development National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury who were awarded the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Science and Environment Medal, also known as the “Sammies.”
I want to formally say "Thanks" for allowing me in the exo-skeleton program. It was a good experience. I got a lot out of participating and I hope it helps your future research. I tried my hardest.
Please convey my heartfelt "thanks" to the entire staff who all helped me.
Specially Hannah, Denis, Dr Kornfeld , Melissa Ramirez and Esmeralda in the PT/OT clinic.
Final note: If and when I can view / or access the documentary, I am eager to see it, and so are my family and close friends.
Enjoy the spring, stay well,
P.S. You may share my note with anyone in the VA system- you deserve a pat on the back.