Friends For Michael makes donation to KSCIRC

Friends for Michael presented The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) with a  yearly donation to assist in research efforts at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC).

The Center faculty and staff thank the FFM group for their continued support and Coach Crum for his support of FFM.


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From left to right: Coach Denny Crum, Mathew Brent, FFM President and Dr. Scott Whittemore

About the Center
The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) (http://louisville at the University of Louisville (UofL).

ksirc_logo (http://louisville Center was opened in 2001 and is located in newly renovated contiguous space in the Medical Dental Research Building close to the three major Hospitals of the University of Louisville Health Science Center. KSCIRC is led by Directors Scott R. Whittemore, Ph.D. (Scientific) and Christopher B. Shields, M.D. (Clinical) who are committed to further developing it into a world-class scientific and clinical Research Center. The Center is in a rapid growth phase, made possible by funding and excellent cooperation between the State of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Norton Healthcare, and a recent $8.5 Million grant from NIH. Our Center is one of twelve spinal cord injury research centers in the United States. It is in a unique position to conduct research that, through our close association with our clinical colleagues in the Department of Neurological Surgery, we expect will ultimately lead to effective treatments for spinal cord injury. This goal is guided by our mission: “to develop successful spinal cord repair strategies in the laboratory that can be taken to the clinic in a timely and responsible fashion”. This goal will be facilitated by our plan to double the size and scientific impact of the Center over the next five years.

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