Cleveland Clinic receives $2.5M grant to study spinal cord injury solutions: 5 insights

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | May 10, 2018 | Print  |

The Department of Defense awarded Cleveland Clinic $2.5 million to research and lead a brain stimulation study in patients who suffer from paralyzed upper limbs to due spinal cord injuries.

Here are five insights.

1. The grand was awarded through the DoD's Spinal Cord Injury Research Program and specifically bestowed to Ela Plow, PhD.

2. Dr. Plow's research focuses on stroke patients and noninvasive techniques of transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation.

3. The technique is designed to be used as an adjunct to standard rehabilitation therapy to achieve better function outcomes quicker.

4. This research is the first stage of a multi-site, phase 1/2, randomized, controlled, double-blinded clinical trial of Dr. Plows technique.

5. Dr. Plow will study patients from Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and Kessler Foundation.

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