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Awarded Grants

The following is information regarding each grant that has been awarded by the SCIRF since inception.  You can use the following list (abbreviated grant names) to jump to any particular award or scroll through the entire list.  

OPEN/ACTIVE Awards (Jump to list of Open Awards)
CLOSED/INACTIVE Awards (jump to list of Closed Awards)



OPEN Awards

#2016 I-04  Indirect Costs Due to Lost Earnings (Cao)
#2016 PD-01 Monitoring Long-term Outcomes of SCI in SC (Velozo)
#2016 I-01 Ankle Stretching via the Vittori Device (DuBose)
#2016 SI-03 Basic Science Research Initiative (Banik)
#2016 I-03 Neuron-specific Enolase & SCI (Haque)
#2016 SI-02 TSCI Surveillance & Registry (Selassie)
#2016 SI-01 Study Registry of Ind. w/ SCI in SC (Kopera)
#2015 I-02 Est. of Cellular Model System...(Turgeon)
#2015 I-03 Formoterol as therapeutic strategy for SCI (Schnellman/Tomlinson)
#2015 I-01 Combination therapy for protection in SCI (Ray)
#2014 R-01 Modulation of Stretch Reflexes during Walking after SCI (Thompson)
#2014 I-01 Community-based Virt. Reality Exer. Training in Per. w/SCI (Trilk/Kopera)
#12-004  Cooperative Agreement between SCIRF and SCSCIA (Newman/Crawford)
#09-001  Measuring Outcomes after SCI in SC:  Tracking, Research & Referral (Krause)


CLOSED Awards

#2016 S-01 Mechanisms of oligodendrocyte damage & survival in SCI (Banik/Totaro)
#2015 CET-02 SCIRF Scientific Conference 2016 (Graham)
#2015 P-04 DigiGait Analysis (Samantaray)
#2015 P-02 Telehealth SCI self-management intervention (Newman/Gregoski)
#2015 P-01 Targeting Enolase in SCI (Haque)
#2015 S-01 Cellular model systems (Turgeon)
#2014 P-01 Geographic Disparities in Access to Outpatient Rehab Services after SCI (Bell)
#2014 I-02 Neuron-specific Nanotherapeutics for Axonal Regeneration after SCI (Lee)
#13-003  Aerobic Exercise for Depression (Fritz)
#13-002  SCI Center Medical Director Recruitment (Therrell)
#13-001  Inhibition of the Alternative Complement Pathway to Treat SCI (Tomlinson)
#12-003  SCSCIA 2014 WIND Conference (Epperly)
#12-001  Myoprotective Role of Premarin in SCI (Nozaki)
#11-007  Bridge Funding for the SCSCIA Coop. Agreement (Epperly)
#11-006  Application of Medical Sociology to the Study of Health & Mortality after SCI (Cao)
#11-005  Developing a Point of Access to SCI Clinical Research at CSCI at Roper (Therrell)
#11-002  Estrogen Receptor Antagonist for Treatment of SCI (Ray)
#11-001  Effects of Simvastatin on the Bladder Function of Spinal Cord-Injured Rats (Purves)
#11-003  PAR-1 Activation & Est. of Motor Neuron & Glial Cell Co-cultures (Turgeon)
#11-004  Strategic Planning for the SCIRF (Higerd)
#10-004  Rehab Research to Study the Biomechanics of Walking Following ISCI (Gregory)
#10-003  Propulsive Training in Incomplete SCI (Bowden)
#10-002  One Day Educational Event:  WIND (Wheeling in New Directions) (Epperly)
#0903     Conference:  An Interdisciplinary Approach to SCI Management (Wolfe)
#0408A  Biodegradable Scar-Inhibiting Implant for Guided Spinal Cord Regen. (Jabbari)
#0908     SC Traumatic SCI Registry (Selassie)
#0808     MRI Evaluation of Altered Inflammatory Response in SCI (Bilgen)
#0108     Myelin Regulation in the Spinal Cord Following PAR-1 Activation (Turgeon)
#0707     Phanor L. Perot, Jr. Endowed Chair in SCI (Patel)
#0607     Melatonin as a Therapy for SCI (Varma)
#0307     Biophysical Modeling of Spinal Cord Under Mechanical Loading (Yao)
#0807     Conference: An Interdisciplinary Approach to SCI Management (Wolfe)
#0907A  State SCI Conference: Needs Assessment & Planning Process (Matney)
#0606     Care Giving Intensity & Labor Market Part. of Ind. with SCI (Dismuke)
#0506     Therapeutic Efficacy of Statin in Neuroprotection in SCI (Giri)
#0406     Modulation of Astrogliosis by Statins for Spinal Cord Therapy (Khan)
#0206     Nanoscale Biomedical Devices for Treatment of Secondary SCI (Vertegel)
#0102B  The Feasibility of Enhanced Primary Rehabilitation Services in SC (Murday)
#1205     Bridge Funding for Role of Proteinase in Spinal Cord Injury (Banik)
#0105B  Intensive Mobility Training as an Intervention for Ind. with ISCI (Fritz)
#1105     Development of a Center of Interdisciplinary Spinal Injury Research (Krause)
#0505B  Engineering Regeneration Through Bridge/Host Distal Interference (Metters)
#1005B  South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association Cooperative Agreement (Bridges)
#0605     Tissue Engineering for Spinal Cord Regeneration (Wen)
#1005A  SCSCIA Cooperative Study (Bridges)
#0705     Disparities in Patterns of Health Care After Traumatic SCI (Pickelsimer)
#0205     Modulation of Inflammatory Response and Secondary Injury (Tomlinson)
#0505A  Engineering Regeneration Through Bridge/Host Distal Interference (Metters)
#0805A  Dynamic Postural Patterns During Task Performance in Ind. w/ Paraplegia (Yuen)
#0105A  Rep. Movement Therapy as an Intervention for Ind. w/ ISCI (Fritz)
#0304     Home Physical Activity Program for Ind. w/ SCI (Wise)
#1004/E SC Traumatic SCI Surveillance & Registry System (Selassie)
#0804     Enhance Indep. Lifestyles for People with SCI (Monger)
#0104     Biomaterial-based Gene Delivery for Spinal Regeneration (Webb)
#0604     Patterns of Care for SCI: SC & the Model Systems (Murday)
#0204     2005 SCI Conference; Beyond the Walls—Education Outside of Rehab. (Short)
#1103     Anti-inflammatory Approaches for SCI (Barbosa)
#0803     Estrogen Therapy for SCI (Ray)
#0703     Falls & Fall-Related Injuries Sustained by Ind. w/ ISCI (Brotherton)
#0603     Upper Quarter Pain Among Persons with Long-term SCI (Morrisette)
#0503     Death Among South Carolina Residents with Traumatic SCI (Pickelsimer)
#0403     Survival && Regeneration of Principal Neurons of the Spinal Cord (Molnar)
#0303/S  In Vitro Investigation of Adult Stem Cell SCI Treatment (Gao)
#0903     Therapeutic Use of Minocycline for SCI (Bhat)
#0103     Conference for People w/ SCI (Short)
#1202     Conference for People w/ SCI (Short)
#1402     Recruitment for The Admiral Pihl Endowed Chair of Neuroscience (Kindy)
#1102     An In Vitro Model of the Reflex Arc as Applied to SCI (Hickman)
#0802     Spinal Modulation of the Nociceptive Pressor Reflex (Wilson)
#0602     Assess. & Tx. of Musculoskeletal Pain in Shoulder Girdle in SCI (Middaugh)
#0202     Gene Express. Profiling of CNS Regions Impl. in Mouse Model of SCI (McGinty)
#1302     Recruitment for Chair of the Depart of Rehab. Sciences (Krause)
#0302     Methylprednisoleone Protocol & Other Outcomes of SCI in SC (Selassie)


#2016 I-04  The indirect costs of SCI in South Carolina due to lost earnings:  Relationships wiht secondary health conditions and medical expenses

(10/1/2017-9/30/2019 for $142,973)

PI:  Yue Cao, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions - MUSC

  • 2016 I-04 Bio Cao
  • 2016 I-04 Overview Cao
  • 2016 I-04 10 month Technical Progress Report (8/1/2018)
  • 2016 I-04 Final Report (12/1/2019)

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#2016 PD-01 Application of State-of-the-Art Measurements in Monitoring Long-term Outcomes of SCI in SC

(2/1/2017-1/30/2018 for $65,450)

PI:  Craig A. Velozo, PhD, OTR/L, Professor and Division of OT Director - MUSC
2016 PD-01 Velozo Headshot

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#2016 I-01 Lower-limb (Ankle) Stretching via the Vittori Device

(10/1/2016-9/30/2018 for $150,000)

PI:  Elizabeth DuBose, DPT, CBIS, Manager of Therapies - Greenville Hospital System
2016 I-01 DuBose headshot

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#2016 SI-03 Basic Science Research Initiative

(7/1/2016-6/30/2021 for $723,310, +supplement $52,500 in 2017)

PI:  Naren Banik, PhD, Professor - MUSC Department of Neurosurgery
2016 SI-03 Banik Headshot

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#2016 I-03 Neuron-specific Enolase & SCI

(7/1/2016-6/30/2018 for $150,000)

PI:  Azizul Haque, Associate Professor - MUSC Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Azizul Haque Headshot

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#2016 SI-02 The SC Traumatic SCI Surveillance & Registry

(7/1/2016-6/30/2021 for $249,125)

PI:  Anbesaw Selassie, Associate Professor - MUSC Department of Public Health Sciences
Anbesaw Selassie Head shot

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#2016 S-01 Mechanisms of oligodendrocyte damage and survival in SCI

(6/1/2016-8/10/2016 for $5,430)

PI:  Naren L. Banik, PhD, Professor - MUSC Department of Neurosurgery
Naren Banik Headshot
Student:  Jared Totaro - Biology, College of Charleston
Jared Totaro

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#2016 SI-01 Prospective Study Registry of Individuals in SC with SCI

(6/1/2016-5/30/2017 for $33,389, *extension 11/30/2017 )

PI:  Kevin Kopera, Medical Director - Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital/GHS
kevin kopera Head shot

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#2015 I-02 Establishment of cellular model systems to investigate and manipulate the hostile environment produced by thrombin following spinal cord injury

(2/1/2016-1/30/2018 for $79,567.83)

PI:  Victoria L Turgeon, Associate Professor - Furman University, Department of Biology
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#2015 CET-02 SCIRF Scientific Conference 2016

(1/1/2016-12/31/2016 for $15,957, *extension 6/30/2017)

PI:  Catherine Leigh Graham, MEBME - Executive Director - South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund
Catherine Graham headshot

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#2015 P-04 DigiGait Analysis, a Valuable Correlate between Functional Recovery and Molecular Markers of Repair following Experimental Spinal Cord Injury

(10/1/2015-9/30/2016 for $30,000; Terminated on 3/1/2016)

PI:  Supriti Samantaray, PhD - Research Assistant Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - Dept. of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Supriti Samantaray Head Shot

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#2015 P-02 Development and evaluation of multimedia and technology-enhanced components of a telehealth SCI self-management intervention

(10/1/2015-9/30/2016 for $28,029; *extension 12/30/2016)

PI:  Susan D. Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN - Associate Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - College of Nursing
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Co-I:  Mathew Jon Gregoski, PhD - Assistant Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - College of Nursing
Mathew Gregoski Head shot

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#2015 I-03 Formoterol, an FDA-approved drug, stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis as a novel therapeutic strategy for SCI

(8/1/2015-7/31/2017 for $80,000)

PI:  Rich Schnellmann, PhD - Professor - Medical University of South Carolina
[Changed to Co-PI 8/1/2016]
Schnellmann Head Shot

Co-I:  Stephen Tomplinson, PhD - Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - Dept of Microbiology and Immunology
[Changed to PI as of 8/1/2016]
Tomlinson Head Shot

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#2015 P-01 Targeting Enolase in Spinal Cord Injury

(7/1/2015-6/30/2016 for $30,000)

PI:  Azizul Haque, PhD - Associate Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - Dept of Microbiology and Immunology

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#2015 I-01 Novel combination therapy for neuroprotection in SCI

(7/1/2015-6/30/2017 for $80,000, *extension 6/30/2018)

PI:  Swapan K. Ray, PhD - Professor - University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Dept of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Swapan Ray Head Shot

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#2015 S-01 Establishment of cellular model systems to investigate and manipulate the hostile environment produced by thrombin following SCI

(6/1/2015-5/30/2016 for $5,000)

PI:  Victoria L. Turgeon, PhD - Associate Professor - Furman University - Department of Biology
Victoria Turgeon Head Shot

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#2014 R-01 Modulation of Stretch Reflexes during Walking in People after SCI

(3/1/2015-2/28/2018 for $117,599)

PI:  Aiko K. Thompson, PhD - Associate Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - Department of Health Science & Research
Aiko Thompson Head Shot

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#2014 I-02 Neuron-specific Nanotherapeutics for Axonal Regeneration after SCI

(1/1/2015-12/31/2015 for $39,500; *extension 12/31/2016)

PI:  Jeoung Soo Lee, PhD - Assistant Professor - Clemson University - Dept. of Bioengineering
Jeoung Soo Lee Head Shot

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#2014 I-01 Community-based Virtual Reality Group Exercise Training in Persons with SCI

(12/1/2014-11/30/2016 for $79,954; *extension 11/30/2017)

PI:  Jennifer Trilk, PhD - Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Biomedical Sciences
Jennifer Trilk Headshot

Co-PI:  Kevin W. Kopera, MD - Medical Director, Roger C Peace Rehabilitation Hospital

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#2014 P-01 Geographic Disparities in Access to Outpatient Rehabilitation Services after SCI

(12/1/2014-11/30/2015 for $28,478; *extension 11/30/2016)

PI:  Nathaniel Bell, PhD - Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing
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#13-003  Aerobic Exercise for Depression

{11/1/2013-10/31/2014 for $14,578}

PI:   Stacy Fritz, PhD, PT – Associate Professor, Director PT Program, Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina
Stacy Fritz Head Shot

Co-PI:  Addie Middleton, DPT - PhD Student, Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina

Co-PI:  Nicole DiPiro, MA - Student, TL1 Pre-doctoral Trainee 2013-2014, Health and Rehabilitation Science, Medical University of South Carolina

Co-PI:  Chris M. Gregory, PhD, PT - Assistant Professor, Dept of Health Sciences and Research, Medical University of South Carolina

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#13-002  SCI Center Medical Director Recruitment

{7/1/2013-6/30/2016 for $300,000} - Terminated 1/15/2015 due to resignation of recruit

PI:   Cathy Therrell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – Director, Physical Rehabilitation Services, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital

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#13-001  Inhibition of the Alternative Complement Pathway to Treat SCI

{6/1/2013-5/31/2014 for $30,000}

PI:   Stephen Tomlinson, PhD - Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina
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#12-004  Cooperative Agreement between SCIRF and SCSCIA

{11/1/2012-10/31/2017 for $193,397}

PI:   Susan Newman, Board of Directors South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (transferred from Diane Epperly 11/2016)
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Co-PI:  Robin Crawford, Board of Directors South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (trasferred from Diane Epperly 11/2016)
Robin Crawford Head shot
 

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#12-003  South Carolina SCI Association 2014 WIND Conference

{11/1/2012-10/31/2014 for $30,000}

PI:   Diane Epperly – Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
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#12-001  Myoprotective Role of Premarin in SCI

{10/1/2012-9/30/2013 for $30,000; *extension 9/30/2014}

PI:   Kenkichi Nozaki, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Dept of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina
Kenkichi Nozaki Head Shot

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#11-007  Bridge Funding for the SC Spinal Cord Injury Association Cooperative Agreement

{11/1/2011-8/31/2012 for $25,000; *extension 11/30/2012, +supplement $8,334}

PI:   Diane Epperly - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
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#11-006  The Application of Medical Sociology to the Study of Health and Mortality after SCI

{11/1/2011-10/31/2014 for $124,875; *extension 10/31/2015}

PI:   Yue Cao, PhD, MSPH – Research Associate, Dept of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina
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#11-005  Developing a Point of Access to SCI Clinical Research at the Center for SCI at Roper

{11/1/2011-10/31/2014 for $150,000; *extension 1/31/2015}

PI:   Cathy Therrell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – Director, Physical Rehabiliation Services, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital

Co-PI:  Susan D. Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN - Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina

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#11-002  Estrogen Receptor Antagonist for Treatment of SCI

{7/1/2011-6/30/2013 for $80,000; *extension 6/30/2014}

PI:   Swapan K. Ray, PhD - Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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#0908  SC Traumatic SCI Registry

{7/1/2009-6/30/2010 for $37,500; *extension 6/30/2011, +supplement $38,500, *extension 6/30/2016, +supplement $200,000}

PI:   Dr. Anbesaw Selassie – Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Anbesaw Selassie Head Shot

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#11-001  Effects of Simvastatin on the Bladder Function of Spinal Cord-Injured Rats

{7/1/2011-6/30/2012 for $29,896}

PI:   J. Todd Purves, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Medical University of South Carolina
Todd Purves Head Shot

Co-PI:  Inderit Singh, PhD - Distinguished University Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

Co-PI:  F. Monty Hughes, PhD - Staff Scientist II, Department of Urology, Medical University of South Carolina

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#11-003  Development of Methodology to Investigate PAR-1 Activation and the Establishment of Motor Neuron and Glial Cell Co-cultures

{5/1/2011-4/30/2012 for $27,350}

PI:   Victoria L. Turgeon, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Furman University
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#11-004  Strategic Planning for the SC Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund

{2/14/2011-2/13/2012 for $15,000; *extension 8/21/2012, *extension 12/31/2013}

PI:   Tom Higerd, PhD - Fund Administrator, SC Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund
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#10-004  Development of a Rehabilitation Research Program to Study the Biomechanics of Walking Following Incomplete SCI

{12/1/2010-11/30/2013 for $122,848; *extension 11/30/2014}

PI:   Chris M. Gregory, PhD, PT – Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina
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#10-003  Propulsive Training in Incomplete SCI

{12/1/2010-11/30/2013 for $124,943; *extension 11/30/2014}

PI:   Mark G. Bowden, PhD, PT – Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Research, Medical University of South Carolina
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#10-002  A One Day Educational Event:  WIND (Wheeling in New Directions)

{5/1/2010-11/30/2011 for $30,000; *extension 5/1/2012; +supplement $3,463.91}

PI:   Diane Epperly – Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
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#09-001  Measuring Outcomes after SCI throughout SC:  A System of Tracking, Research and Referral

{12/1/2009-11/30/2014 for $975,000; *extension 11/30/2016, *12/31/2018}

PI:   James S. Krause, PhD – Associate Dean for Clinical Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina (transferred from Lee Suanders 7/2015)

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#0903  Conference:  An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spinal Cord Injury Management

{10/1/2009-5/30/2010 for $25,000}

PI:   Nancy C. Wolfe, MS, CRC, CCM - Program Manager, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, Greenville Hospital System

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#0408A  Biodegradable Scar-Inhibiting Implant for Guided Spinal Cord Regeneration

{7/1/2008-6/30/2010 for $100,000; *extension 6/30/2011}

PI:   Esmaiel Jabbari, PhD - Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Swearingen Engineering Center, University of South Carolina

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#0808  MRI Evaluation of Altered Inflammatory Response in SCI

{7/1/2008-6/30/2009 for $25,000}

PI:   Mehmet Bilgen, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0108  Myelin Regulation in the Spinal Cord Following PAR-1 Activation

{7/1/2008-6/30/2009 for $26,745}

PI:   Victoria L Turgeon, PhD - Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology Department, Furman University
Victoria Turgeon Head Shot

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#0707  Phanor L. Perot, Jr. Endowed Chair in Spinal Cord Injury

{11/1/2007-10/31/2010 for $500,000}

PI:   Sunil J. Patel, MD - Clinical Chair, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Endowed Chair not identified - funds returned

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#0607  Melatonin as a Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury

{7/1/2007-6/30/2009 for $79,793; *extension 6/30/2010}

PI:   Abhay K. Varma, MD - Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina
Abhay Varma Head Shot

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#0307  Biophysical Modeling of Spinal Cord Under Mechanical Loading

{7/1/2007-6/30/2009 for $100,000, *extension 6/30/2010, *extension 12/31/2010, *extension 6/30/2011, *extension 2/29/2012, *extension 8/31/2012}

PI:   Hai Yao, PhD - Assistant Professor, Clemson University—Medical University of South Carolina Bioengineering Program

Co-PI:  Mark S. Kindy, Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0807  Conference: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spinal Cord Injury Management

{7/1/2007-6/30/2008 for $25,040}

PI:   Nancy C. Wolfe, MS, CRC, CCM - Program Manager, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, Greenville Hospital System

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#0907A  State Spinal Cord Injury Conference: Needs Assessment and Planning Process

{7/1/2007-12/31/2007 for $4,985}

PI:   Debra Matney - Director of Programs, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

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#0606  Household Composition, Care Giving Intensity and Labor Market Participation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

{7/1/2006-6/30/2008 for $79,955}

PI:   Clara E. Dismuke, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0506  Therapeutic Efficacy of Statin in Neuroprotection in Spinal Cord Injury

{7/1/2006-6/30/2008 for $80,000}

PI:   Shailendra Giri, PhD - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
Shailendra Giri Head Shot

Co-PI:  Mushfiquddin Khan - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0406  Modulation of Astrogliosis by Statins for Spinal Cord Therapy

{7/1/2006-6/30/2008 for $100,000}

PI:   Mushfiquddin Khan, PhD - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
Mushfiquddin Khan Head Shot

Co-PI:  Shailendra Giri, PhD - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0206  Nanoscale Biomedical Devices for Treatment of Secondary Spinal Cord Injury

{7/1/2006-6/30/2008 for $100,000; *extension 12/31/2008, *extension 3/31/2009}

PI:   Alexey Vertegel, PhD - Assistant Professor, Dept of Bioengineering, Clemson University
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#0102B  The Feasibility of Enhanced Primary Rehabilitation Services in South Carolina

{7/1/2006-6/30/2007 for $99,206}

PI:   David E. Murday, PhD - Interim Director, Center for Health Services Policy & Research, Arnold School of Public Health, USC
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#1205  Bridge Funding for Role of Proteinase in Spinal Cord Injury

{4/1/2006-3/31/2007 for $49,989; *extension 6/30/2007, *extension 6/30/2008}

PI:   Naren L. Banik, Professor, Department of Neurosciences, MUSC

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#0105B  Intensive Mobility Training as an Intervention for Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

{3/1/2006-2/31/2008 for $119,829; *extension 2/28/2009}

PI:   Stacy L. Fritz, PhD, PT - Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, USC

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#1105  A Proposal to Build SCI Research Infrastructure via the Development of a Center of Interdisciplinary Spinal Injury Research

{2/1/2006-1/31/2009 for $499,309; *extension 1/31/2011, *extension 7/31/2013, *extension 1/31/2015}

PI:  James S. Krause, PhD - Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Department of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions, MUSC

Co-PI:  Karakostas, PhD

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#0505B  Engineering Regeneration Through Bridge/Host Distal Interference

{2/1/2006-1/31/2008 for $120,000; *extension 12/31/2008}

PI:   Andrew T. Metters, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University
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C0-PI:  (Transfer to PI on 8/13/2007) C. Kenneth Webb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University

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#1005B  South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association Cooperative Agreement

{2/1/2006-1/31/2007 for $34,602}

PI:   Richard F. Bridges, Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

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#0605  Tissue Engineering for Spinal Cord Regeneration

{11/1/2005-10/31/2007 for $100,000; *extension 10/31/2008, *extension 6/30/2009}

PI:   Xuejun Wen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clemson University-Medical University of South Carolina Bioengineering Program
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Co-PI:  Mark Kindy, PhD, Admiral Pihl Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina

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#1005A  (SEED DEVELOPMENT) South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association Cooperative Study

{9/1/2005-12/31/2005 for $5,000}

PI:   Richard F. Bridges, Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

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#0705  Assessing Disparities in Patterns of Health Care After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

{7/1/2005-6/30/2007 for $119,598; *extension 6/30/2008, *extension 12/31/2008}

PI:   E. Elisabeth Pickelsimer, DA, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biometry and Epidemiology/Rehabilitative Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
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#0205  Modulation of Inflammatory Response and Secondary Injury

{7/1/2005-6/30/2007 for $25,000; *extension 6/30/2007}

PI:   Stephen Tomlinson PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0505A  (SEED INITIATION AND REDEVELOPMENT) Engineering Regeneration Through Bridge/Host Distal Interference

{7/1/2005-12/31/2005 for $25,000; *extension 3/31/2006, *extension 6/30/2006}

PI:   Andrew T. Metters, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University
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#0805A  (SEED REDEVELOPMENT) Dynamic Postural Patterns During Task Performance in Individuals with Paraplegia

{7/1/2005-10/15/2005 for $5,000; *extension 3/31/2007}

PI:   Hon K. Yuen, PhD, OTR, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitative Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
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#0105A  (SEED REDEVELOPMENT) Repetitive Movement Therapy as an Intervention for Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

{7/1/2005-10/15/2005 for $5,000}

PI:   Stacy L. Fritz, PhD, PT, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Physical Therapy Program, University of South Carolina
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#0304  Home Physical Activity Program for the Promotion of Health and Wellness in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

{10/11/2004-10/10/206 for $150,000; *extension 10/10/2007}

PI:   Holly H. Wise, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitative Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
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Co-PI:  K. Jackson Thomas, PT, EdD, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina

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#1004/E  Bridge Funding Support for the SC Statewide Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Surveillance and Registry System

{7/1/2004-6/30/2006 for $111,965; *extension 6/30/2007; 12/31/2007, +supplement $38,750; *extension 6/30/2008, +supplement $38,750; *extension 6/30/2009, +supplement $37,500}

PI:   Anbesaw W. Selassie, DrPH - Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0804  Dissemination of Information Regarding Evidenced-Based Practices to Enhance Independent Lifestyles for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

{7/1/2004-6/30/2006 for $70,000; *extension 6/30/2007}

PI:   Jill Monger, PT, MHS
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Co-PI:  Michael Godkin, Executive Director, Disability Resource Center

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#0104  Biomaterial-based Gene Delivery for Spinal Regeneration

{7/1/2004-6/30/2006 for $150,000; *extension 12/31/2006}

PI:   C. Kenneth Webb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University
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Co-PI:  Naren R. Vyavahare, PhD, Associate Professore, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University

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#0604  Patterns of Care for Spinal Cord Injury: South Carolina and the Model Systems

{7/1/2004-6/30/2005 for $61,632; *extension 12/31/2005}

PI:   David E. Murday, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Health Services Policy & Research Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
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#0204  2005 Statewide Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury in South Carolina; And Beyond the Walls—Education Outside of Rehabilitation

{7/1/2004-6/30/2005 for $60,000}

PI:   Kermit L. Short, Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

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#1103  Anti-inflammatory Approaches for Spinal Cord Injury

{11/1/2003-5/30/2005 for $75,000}

PI:   Ernest Barbosa, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0803  Estrogen Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury

{9/1/2003-2/28/2005 for $137,592; *extension 2/28/2006, *extension 2/28/2008}

PI:   Swapan K. Ray, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina
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Co-PI:  Naren L. Banik, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina

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#0703  Frequency, Severity, and Risk Factors for Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Sustained by Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

{9/1/2003-2/28/2005 for $74,996; *extension 2/28/2006, *extension 6/30/2006}

PI:   Sandra S. Brotherton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitative Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
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#0603  The Prevalence of Upper Quarter Pain Among Persons with Long-term Spinal Cord Injury

{9/1/2003-2/28/2005 for $75,000; *extension 2/28/2006}

PI:   David Morrisette, PT, ATC, MTC, PhD - Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Education Program, Dept of Rehabilitative Sciences, MUSC
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#0503  Determination of Occurrence and Causes of Death Among South Carolina Residents with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

{9/1/2003-2/28/2005 for $145,000; *extension 10/31/2006}

PI:   E. Elisabeth Pickelsimer, DA - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Biometry and Epidemiology/Rehabilitative Sciences, MUSC
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#0403  In Vitro System to Determine Factors Promote Survival and Regeneration of Principal Neurons of the Spinal Cord

{9/1/2003-2/28/2005 for $74,892}

PI:   Peter Molnar, PhD - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Bioengineering, Clemson University
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#0303/S  Development of a Laser Cell Micropatterning System for In Vitro Investigation of Adult Stem Cell Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

{9/1/2003-2/28/2005 for $149,890; *extension 2/28/2006, *extension 6/30/2006; +supplement $22,300}

PI:   Bruce Z. Gao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University

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#0903  Therapeutic Use of Minocycline for Spinal Cord Injury

{9/1/2003-8/31/2004 for $24,988; *extension 12/1/2004}

PI:   Narayan R. Bhat, PhD - Professor, Dept of Neurology, MUSC

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#0103  “Taking Charge of Your Life” Continuing Education for People With Spinal Cord Injury

{9/1/2003-8/31/2004 for $65,000}

PI:   Kermit L. Short - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

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#1202  Taking Charge of Your Life” Statewide Conference for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

{8/1/2002-7/31/2003 for $29,476}

PI:   Kermit L. Short - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

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#1402  Recruitment Assistance for Mark S. Kindy, PhD as The Admiral Pihl Endowed Chair of Neuroscience at MUSC and Associate Scientific Director of the SCI Research Fund

{7/1/2002-12/31/2004 for $75,000; *extension 6/31/2005, *extension 6/30/2006}

PI:   Mark S. Kindy, PhD - Admiral Pihl Endowed Chair of Neuroscience, Dept of Neurosciences, MUSC (Transferred from Peter W. Kalivas, PhD)

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#1102  An In Vitro Model of the Reflex Arc as Applied to Spinal Cord Injury

{7/1/2002-12/31/2003 for $100,252; *extension 1/31/2004}

PI:   James J. Hickman, PhD - Hunter Endowed Chair of Biomaterials, Dept of Bioengineering, Clemson University

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#0802  Spinal Modulation of the Nociceptive Pressor Reflex

{7/1/2002-12/31/2003 for $87,978; *extension 6/30/2004}

PI:   L. Britt Wilson, PhD - Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Physiology, USC School of Medicine

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#0602  Assessment and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Shoulder Girdle in SCI Through Surface-Recorded EMG and EMG Biofeedback

{7/1/2002-12/31/2003 for $91,990; *extension 6/30/2004}

PI:  Susan J. Middaugh, PhD, PT - Professor, Dept of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, MUSC

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#0202  Gene Expression Profiling of CNS Regions Implicated in a Mouse Model of Spinal Cord Injury

{7/1/2002-12/31/2003 for $85,466; *extension 12/31/2004}

PI:   Jacqueline F. McGinty, PhD - Professor, Physiology and Neuroscience, MUSC

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#1302  Recruitment Assistance for James S. Krause, PhD as Chair of the Department of Rehabilitative Sciences at MUSC and Scientific Director of the SCI Research Fund

{7/1/2002-6/30/2003 for $125,000; multiple extensions through 6/30/2013}

PI:   James S. Krause, PhD - Associate Dean for Clinical Research (Transferred from Danielle N. Ripich, PhD - Chair, Dept of Rehabilitative Sciences, College of Health Professions, MUSC

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#0302  Statewide Outcome Assessment for Spinal Cord Injury (SOASCI): Assessing the Implementation and Effectiveness of Methylprednisoleone Protocol and Other Outcomes of Spinal Cord Injury In South Carolina

{7/1/2002-6/30/2003 for $123,349; *extension 6/30/2004, *extension 6/30/2005}

PI:   Anbesaw W. Selassie, DrPH - Assistant Professor, Dept of Biometry and Epidemiology, MUSC (Transferred from Stephen J. Haines, MD - Professor and Chair, Dept of Neurological Surgery, MUSC)
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