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Pediatric Neurorecovery

The Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery will be a regional, national and international hub providing renowned expertise, distinctive resources and a strong focus on recovery.

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Adult Neurorecovery

Translational research applies discoveries generated in the laboratory to studies in humans (bench to bedside), and speeds the adoption of best practices into clinical and community settings.

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Epidural Stimulation

Epidural stimulation is used experimentally by surgically implanting an electrode array over the lower spinal cord to activate the neural circuits to better understand how the human spinal cord executes movement, standing and walking.

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VOP-Dog On Treadmill

Animal Models

There is a need for a large animal model with relevance to human spinal cord injury that can be used to study epidural stimulation technologies and to understand their spinal and supraspinal mechanisms.

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Susan Harkema, PhD








Claudia Angeli, PhD







Andrea Behrman, PhD









Enrico Rejc, PhD








Maxwell Boakye, MD








Alex Ovechkin, MD, PhD








Dena Howland, PhD







Mary Ellen Buning, PhD








Darryl Kaelin, MD








Daniela Terson De Paleville, PhD








Teresa Pitts, PhD








Charles H. Hubscher, PhD








April Herrity, DC, PhD