2010 Grant Recipients
The PVA Research Foundation has announced their 2010 grant awardees. The Foundation is devoted to putting grant money towards work that will advance the science needed to understand and treat spinal cord injury and diseases. Out of the 64 applications the PVA Research Foundation’s Board of Directors received, 10 new grants were awarded, totaling $1,170,705 in funding.
Grants were awarded in three different research categories: basic science, fellowships, and design and development. The basic science category is built on important laboratory research. Fellowships for postdoctoral scientists, clinicians and engineers encourage training and specialization in the field of spinal cord research. The design and development pilot program makes efforts to improve lives by broadening accessibility for people with spinal cord injury as well as the wheelchair community.
In 2002 a highly distinguished award was named for Fritz Krauth, a 40-year Paralyzed Veterans of America member, who made a significant donation to the PVA Research Foundation. This grant cycle, Rachel Cowan, PhD at the Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami, was awarded this distinguished fellowship award, the 2010 Fritz Krauth Memorial Fellow, for her work towards Barriers & Participation after SCI: Relationship with Fitness & Mobility.
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