Vision - Advance the treatment and management of spinal cord injury and ameliorate its consequences relevant to injured Service members
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are serious and complex neurotraumatic wounds affecting military service members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The SCIRP was established by Congress in FY09 with a $35 million appropriation to support research into regenerating/repairing damaged spinal cords and improving rehabilitation therapies. From FY10-15, Congress appropriated an additional $122.85 million to continue this research. The SCIRP focuses its funding on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for military service members as well as their caregivers, families, and the American public.
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