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

People with tetraplegia gain rapid use of brain-computer interface

PROVIDENCE, RI (EurekAlert!) - For a brain-computer interface (BCI) to be truly useful for a person with tetraplegia, it should be ready whenever it's needed, with minimal expert intervention, including the very first time it's used. In a new study in the journal of...

UofL Granted Approval for Participants in Spinal Cord Injury Study

LOUISVILLE, KY (SurfKY News) - The University of Louisville School of Medicine has received approval from the U.S Food & Drug Administration to begin enrolling participants in a feasibility study that will further explore the life enhancing effects of epidural...

U. health officials celebrate new rehabilitation center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Deseret News Utah) — In June 2015, Brian McKenna was injured in a mountain biking accident that left the Salt Lake City man paralyzed from the neck down. As a quadriplegic, McKenna spent months recovering at the University of Utah Rehabilitation...