2011 Paralyzed Veterans Research Grant Recipients

Paralyzed Veterans Research Foundation Funds Grants to Advance Development in Spinal Cord Injury Research 

test tubes and beakersParalyzed Veterans of America's Research Foundation has announced FY2011 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 65 applications the PVA Research Foundation’s Board of Directors received, 12 new grants were awarded, totaling $1,496,574 in funding.

Grants were awarded in four different research categories: basic science; design and development; clinical; and fellowships. 

In 2002 a highly distinguished award was named for Fritz Krauth, a 40-year Paralyzed Veterans of America member, whom made a significant donation to the PVA Research Foundation.  This grant cycle, Megan Ryan Detloff, PhD at Drexel University, was awarded this distinguished fellowship award, the 2011 Fritz Krauth Memorial Fellow, for her work towards the Role of Exercise-Induced GDNF and Artemin in SCI-Induced Neuropathic Pain. 

For more information, contact Barbara Zupnik at barbaraz@pva.org.

Patrick Seed, MD, PhD

BASIC SCIENCE:

Prevention of Recurrent UTI in Spinal Cord Injury
Patrick Seed, MD, PhD

Marc Slutzky, MD, PhD

BASIC SCIENCE:

Brain Machine Interface to Hand Grasp with Subdural and Epidural Signals
Marc Slutzky, MD, PhD

Peter A. Smith, PhD

BASIC SCIENCE:

Improving Treatment of Chronic Spinal Pain: Focus on Gabapentinoids
Peter A. Smith, PhD

Heidi Koester, PhD

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT:

Adjusting Computer Mouse Settings Automatically to Accommodate User Needs
Heidi Koester, PhD

Michelle Meade, PhD

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT:

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Health Mechanics:  A Self-Management Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Michelle Meade, PhD

Jessica Pedersen, MBA

CLINICAL:

The Effect of Postural Supports on Lung Capacity and Airflow Exchange
Jessica Pedersen, MBA

Kristin Zhao, MA

CLINICAL:

A Rehabilitation Program for Manual Wheelchair Users with Shoulder Pain
Kristin Zhao, MA

Megan Ryan Detloff, PhD

FELLOWSHIP:

Role of Exercise-Induced GDNF and Artemin in SCI-Induced Neuropathic Pain
Megan Ryan Detloff, PhD

Fubin Li, PhD

FELLOWSHIP:

Regulation of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis by FcgammaRIIB
Fubin Li, PhD

Melissa Morrow, PhD

FELLOWSHIP:

Manual Wheelchair Activities Associated with Shoulder Pain and Injury
Melissa Morrow, PhD

Sarah Polakow, PhD

FELLOWSHIP:

The Role of Gamma Delta T Cell Subsets in EAE and Multiple Sclerosis
Sarah Polakow, PhD

Clara Penas, PhD

FELLOWSHIP:

Activation of Endogenous Neural Precursor Cells for SCI Repair
Clara Penas, PhD

 

 

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