This is the 2006 NCMRR report to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Council. It is an exhaustive overview of the center's programs, research, and future direction.
This is an NCMRR Research Plan. Although published in 1993, it provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at the extraordinary breadth of the agency's research that remains relevant today.
A news release describing a study on how the vitamin folate was shown to stimulate the regeneration of spinal cord tissue in injured rats.
A news release shows how the NICHD, along with two other NIH Institutes, is providing some $30 million over a 5-year period to fund a network of centers to advance medical rehabilitation research. The centers are located at Stanford University; Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; University of California, San Diego; University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; Boston University; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; and Dartmouth College and Simbex, Inc., in New Hampshire.
The NCRRN is a collaborative effort of investigators at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and the University of Pennsylvania to provide support for research infrastructure and to offer expert consultation to individuals interested in pursuing research in cognitive rehabilitation.
The AAPMR is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physicians who specialize in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
The AAP is an organization of faculty, researchers, and others interested in supporting academic physiatry. It is involved in a number of projects to support and enhance the academic discipline of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS provides information on SCI and performs and promotes research in the area. See, for example,
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/sci/detail_sci.htm and http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/sci/sci.htm.
The Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor (SCOPE), http://scope-sci.org/index.htm, facilitates interaction and collaboration amongst clinicians, researchers, academic institutions, and other organizations interested in researching and treating SCIs, and addressing patient/family issues.
Paralyzed Veterans of America, http://www.pva.org, supports research on SCIs and spinal cord diseases (SCDs) and funds multiple education and collaborative efforts with goals to understand, treat, and cure SCIs/SCDs.
The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), http://www.asia-spinalinjury.org/, promotes the care of patients with SCIs, promotes the education of health care professionals and others interested in SCIs, supports research on SCIs, and facilitates communication and collaboration amongst researchers and others studying and treating SCIs.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.