The University of Louisville, in conjunction with Frazier Rehab Institute, is pleased to announce the ACGME accreditation of a new Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship (SCIMF). The program, housed within the department of Neurosurgery at the University of Louisville, will train fellows alongside residents and medical students in the PM&R and Neurosurgery residency programs. Interested Candidates should reach out to Fellowship Coordinator Patti J. Hayden for directions regarding the application process. Patti.Hayden@louisville.edu
The first Mulcahey Award has been awarded to Christian Schuld, PhD Candidate for his abstract “Increasing the clinical value of the zones of partial preservation – A quantitative comparison of a new definition rule applicable also in incomplete lesions.” The Mulcahey Award honors MJ Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, a recognized world expert in the rehabilitation of and measurement of outcomes specific to children with spinal cord injury and their families. Dr. Mulcahey served as the Director of Clinical Research and Rehabilitation at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia and is currently a Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University. She was also the first non-physician president of ASIA.
The inaugural TRoHNS award has been presented to Haneui Kim, PhD for her abstract “Metabolic dysfunction exacerbates astrogliosis and impairs motor recovery after experimental spinal cord injury.” The TRoHNS award, sponsored by current ASIA president Keith Tansey, MD, PhD, has been instituted in alignment with ASIA’s goal to support investigators across a broader continuum of spinal cord injury science and to encourage work in under-developed areas in the field.