The Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation awarded Dr. Michael Kilgard of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, $815,374 for his research on Enhancing Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Patients with Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). This project is an extension of a previously funded three-year project with Wings for Life which supported the animal studies that developed VNS for SCI. A demonstration of the ability of VNS to enhance the benefits of upper limb rehabilitation will provide a framework to develop VNS-based rehabilitative strategies for other common post-SCI impairments, including motor dysfunction of the lower limbs, somatosensory loss, and bowel and bladder dysfunction. Congratulations Dr. Kilgard!