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Who We Are

We are the Translational Research Group of the Kentucky Spinal Cord
Injury Research Institute (KSCIRC).

Victory Over Paralysis
is the vision we hold for every individual living with a spinal cord injury.

Translational Research enables rapid and effective translation of basic scientific findings to clinical practice and is the bridge that makes possible the “bench-to-bedside” approach to scientific inquiry.

We have created and are proud to work in a rare environment with an exceptional team of basic and clinical research scientists, medical practitioners and clinical rehabilitation professionals. This team strives to understand each individual’s injury and the impact it has on that individual’s life. This allows us to take a ‘first-things-first’ approach and create a treatment plan that meets both short-term individual recovery goals as well as the longer-term vision of VICTORY OVER PARALYSIS.

Our globally-recruited team has adopted a ‘Discovery-to-Recovery’ approach to understanding the neuroscience of spinal cord function and to developing interventions and therapies that tap into the intelligence of the spinal cord to restore function after injury. We are learning how to access or awaken neurological pathways that lay dormant in each of us. This team knows that every incremental gain a person makes in flexibility, strength, mobility, general health and quality of life, is a true VICTORY OVER PARALYSIS.

Here at KSCIRC, we have witnessed VICTORY OVER PARALYSIS and they motivate us as we design each new experiment, document and categorize each participant’s progress, and move new knowledge into the clinic. We honor our research participants, and our team is proud to be working to help each individual create their very own VICTORY OVER PARALYSIS.

Whether you are an individual living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), a family member or loved one, a scientist interested in helping to develop greater understanding of how to overcome and cure paralysis, a clinician longing to see your patients living with SCI regain confidence, vigor and quality of life, please take the time to explore this website for inspiration, education and motivation to join us on this journey.

We thank you for visiting our website and encourage you to explore these pages for ways you can get involved.

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