On Our Minds

The Neilsen Foundation staff often find themselves in interesting conversation with colleagues, grantees and members of both the philanthropic and spinal cord injury communities.  It’s an exciting time in the SCI field with advances in science and the ongoing discussions about disability inclusion.  We value collaboration, the sharing of ideas and developing innovative approaches to solving difficult issues.  Periodically we share thoughts and ideas with the hope of creating opportunities for dialogue.

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In the News

CRAB Regatta after rediscovering sailing

BALTIMORE, MD (The Baltimore Sun) - Dani Schirmer sailed as a youngster while spending summers on Traverse Bay in Michigan. Schirmer wasn't sure if she would ever sail again after suffering a spinal cord a decade ago. However, the northern Virginia native got back out...

Gene therapy may help brain heal from stroke, other injuries

DALLAS, TX (EurekAlert!) - Scientists have found a genetic trigger that may improve the brain's ability to heal from a range of debilitating conditions, from strokes to concussions and spinal cord injuries. A new study in mice from UT Southwestern's O'Donnell Brain...