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Therapeutic Cocktail Could Restore Motor Skills After Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke

August 16, 2017
EurekAlert!

BOSTON, MA (EurekAlert!) — After spinal cord injury or stroke, axons originating in the brain’s cortex and along the spinal cord become damaged, disrupting motor skills. Now, according to new findings published today in Neuron, a team of scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital has developed a method to promote axon regrowth after injury. 

The Creative Access Residency Program expands opportunities for artists and writers with SCI

July 6, 2017
Vermont Studio Center

JOHNSON, VT (Vermont Studio Center) — The Creative Access Residencies Program, funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Creating Opportunity & Independence Project Grant, is expanding opportunities for artists and writers with spinal cord injury (SCI). This exciting residency fellowship program helps to further the creative careers of artists with SCI while championing accessibility and inclusiveness within the larger sector of artist communities/residencies.

Dr. Denise Fyffe of Kessler Foundation Awarded Major Grant by Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

June 15, 2017
EurekAlert!

EAST HANOVER, NJ (EurekAlert!) — Denise Fyffe, PhD, senior research scientist in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)/Outcomes and Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a $392,000 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation grant to explore personal and environmental factors that influence functional independence and community participation of racial/ethnically diverse people with SCI. 

Funder With a Niche Focus on Spinal Cord Injuries Packs a Surprisingly Big Punch

May 8, 2017
Inside Philanthropy

BOSTON, MA (Inside Philanthropy) — Charitable organizations are often founded in a beloved individual’s name and dedicated to a particular health condition. What’s less common is one with the level of endowment and annual giving of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, a private foundation devoted to helping people with spinal cord injuries. 

nTIDE March 2017 Jobs Report: Americans With Disabilities Reach Milestone With Full Year of Job Gains

April 7, 2017
Marketwired

EAST HANOVER, NJ (Marketwired) — Americans with disabilities continue to outpace their counterparts with disabilities, achieving a full year of job gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). 

Man Moves Paralyzed Legs Using Device That Stimulates Spinal Cord

April 3, 2017
Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, MN (Mayo Clinic) — Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first time in three years. 

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