Leading advocates acknowledge accomplishments and advances in the field of Brain Injury Research but, call for more progress to help the more than five million people living with brain injuries in the U.S. today.
MedStar NRH is one of 60 sites nationwide participating in the largest clinical trial of its kind to test the use of stem cells to restore motor function in stroke patients. The large double-blind, randomized study is based on an initial small investigation conducted at Stanford University that demonstrated results described as “stunning.”
Suzanne Groah, MD, Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Consultation Liaison Service and of Spinal Cord Injury Research at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University recently received an exciting new grant award for field initiated research from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
Barbara S. Bregman, PhD, senior research scientist and director of education and training with MedStar NRH Research Division, and a professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and the Center for Brain Plasticity at Georgetown University, is the recipient of the 28th Annual John W. Goldschmidt Award.