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South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund



Board of Directors 


Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting -- The SCIRF Board of Directors will be holding a Board meeting on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at Healthsouth in Columbia from 11:00am – 3:00pm.  Please contact the Executive Director, Catherine Leigh Graham at grahacat@musc.edu, if you are planning to attend.


W. Daniel Westerkam, M. D., (Chair) Columbia, SC. Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who is Director of Rehabilitative Services at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital as well as Associate Medical Director at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbia.

Byron N. Bailey, M.D., Charleston, SC
Board Certified Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery Medical University Of South Carolina


Joanne Cole

Brian G. Cuddy, M.D., Charleston, SC Board Certified Neurosurgeon in private practice, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at MUSC, and directly involved in establishing the Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund.


Catherine Leigh Graham, MEBME, is a Rehabilitation Engineer and serves as the Project Director of the Interagency Office of Disability and Health, a CDC funded effort located in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine (USC-SOM).  She serves as a member of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund representing people with spinal cord injuries.  She is past president of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association and maintains close relationships with the Association and its statewide members.  She has published articles surrounding access to healthcare, disability training for medical students, and other areas of disability studies.  She is an advisory board member for the National Center for Physical Activity and Disability and continues to focus on recreational and physical fitness opportunities for people with disabilities. 



Mary Noreen Herring, M.D., Charleston, SC. Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Neurosciences


Kevin Kopera, M.D., is Medical Director of Roger C Peace Rehabilitation Hospital of the Greenville Health System, overseeing a CARF accredited Spinal Cord Injury Program. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation completing his residency training at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kopera earned a Masters Degree in Public Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He serves as Medical Director for Employee Health and Wellness for the Greenville Health System's greater than twelve thousand employees. Additional interests include ongoing research projects in Driving Rehabilitation in collaboration with Clemson University. Dr. Kopera is the Ombudsman for University of South Carolina Greenville School of Medicine and is an International Medical Classifier for Paralympic Cycling.

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South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund
 Phone: (843) 792-1756
E-mail: grahacat@musc.edu
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