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!
Dr. Michael Kilgard Continues Research On Therapies for Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Spinal Cord Injury Patients
by Jasmine Clark