Awarded Grants

Open/Active Awards

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#2019 PD-01 Investigation of corticospinal and spinal plasticity that drives motor function recovery in people with chronic incomplete SCI
(11/1/2019 to 10/31/2020 for $67,205)
PI:  Aiko K. Thompson, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina

#2019 CET-01
Wheeling in New Directions (WIND) Conference
(8/1/2019 to 7/31/2020 for $24,801)
PI:  Angela Rodriguez, MSW - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#2019 P-01 Regulation of retrograde transport in adult neurons a role in nerve regeneration
(6/1/2019 to 5/31/2020 for $26,843)
PI:  Deanna Smith, PhD - Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina

#2018 I-05
Harnessing the Tesenchymal Stem Call Secretome for the Treatment of SCI
(1/1/2019 to 12/31/2020 for $150,000)
PI:  Ehsan Jabbarzadeh, PhD - Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina

#2018 I-01
Nanoparticle Delivery of ENOblock and Recovery of Function in SCI
(1/1/2019 to 12/31/2020 for $150,000)
PI:  Azizul Haque, PhD - Associate Professor Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina

#2018 P-01
Using the State Databases to Assess Opioid Use in Persons Living with Spinal Cord Injury in SC
(1/1/2019 to 12/31/2019 for $26,201)
PI:  David E. Murday, PhD - Research Associate, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

#2017 SI-02
Measuring Outcomes after SCI throughout South Carolina:  Statewide Outcomes
(1/1/2019 to 12/31/2023 for $799,127)
PI:  James S. Krause, PhD – Associate Dean for Clinical Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina

#2017 I-01 Targeting neuronal NOS/peroxynitrite/calpain system as a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of spinal cord injury
(7/1/2018 to 6/30/2020 for $150,000)
PI: Mushfiquddin Khan, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Medical University of South Carolina

#2017 B-01 Multifunctional nanotherapeutics for Spinal Cord Injury Repair
(4/1/2018 to 3/31/2019 for $66,000, *extension 3/31/2020)
PI: Jeoung Soo Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Clemson University

#2017 SI-01 SC Spinal Cord Injury Association Cooperative Agreement
(11/1/2017 to 10/30/2019 for $46,320.66)
PI: Angela Rodriguez, MSW, Executive Director - SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

#2016 I-04 The indirect costs of SCI in South Carolina due to lost earnings: Relationships with secondary health conditions and medical expenses
(10/1/2017 to 9/30/2019 for $142,973, *extension 9/30/2020)
PI: Yue Cao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions – MUSC

#2016 I-01 Lower-limb (Ankle) Stretching via the Vittori Device
(10/1/2016 to 9/30/2018 for $150,000; *extension 9/30/2019)
PI: Elizabeth DuBose, DPT, CBIS, Manager of Therapies - Greenville Hospital System

#2016 SI-03 Basic Science Research Initiative
(7/1/2016 to 6/30/2021 for $723,310, +supplement $52,500 in 2017)
PI: Naren L. Banik, Ph.D., Professor - MUSC Department of Neurosurgery

#2016 SI-02 The SC Traumatic SCI Surveillance & Registry
(7/1/2016 to 6/30/2021 for $249,125)
PI: Anbesaw Selassie, Associate Professor - MUSC Department of Public Health Sciences

#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 to 1/30/2018 for $79,567.83; *extension 1/30/2019, 1/30/2020)
PI: Victoria L Turgeon, Associate Professor - Furman University, Department of Biology

Closed/Inactive Awards

#2015 I-01 Novel combination therapy for neuroprotection in SCI
(7/1/2015 to 6/30/2017 for $80,000, *extension 6/30/2018, *6/30/2019)
PI: Swapan K. Ray, Ph.D. - Professor - University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Dept of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

#2018 SpecReq-01 
MUSC SCI Research Laboratory
(7/1/2018 to 6/30/2019 for $123,166)
PI: Naren L. Banik, Ph.D., Professor - Medical University of South Carolina

#2018 PD-01 
Targeting axonal stress granules to improve axonal regeneration
(7/1/2018 to 6/30/2019 for $67,500)
PI: Jeffery L. Twiss, MD, PhD, Professor - University of South Carolina

#2017 P-01 
Establishment of a systematic protocol for assessment of microbial infections in people living with SCI
(4/15/2018 to 4/14/2019 for $29,595)
PI: Anindya Chanda, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - University of South Carolina

#2014 R-01 
Modulation of Stretch Reflexes during Walking in People after SCI
(3/1/2015 to 2/28/2018 for $117,599; *extension 2/28/2019)
PI: Aiko K. Thompson, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - Department of Health Science & Research

#09-001 
Measuring Outcomes after SCI throughout SC: A System of Tracking, Research and Referral
(12/1/2009 to 11/30/2014 for $975,000; *extension 11/30/2016, *12/31/2018)
PI: James S. Krause, Ph.D. – Associate Dean for Clinical Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina (transferred from Lee Saunders 7/2015)

#2016 PD-01
Application of State-of-the-Art Measurements in Monitoring Long-term Outcomes of SCI in SC
(2/1/2017 to 1/30/2018 for $65,450)
PI: Craig A. Velozo, Ph.D., OTR/L, Professor and Division of OT Director – MUSC

#2016 I-03 Neuron-specific Enolase & SCI
(7/1/2016 to 6/30/2018 for $150,000)
PI: Azizul Haque, Associate Professor - MUSC Department of Microbiology and Immunology

#2016 S-01
Mechanisms of oligodendrocyte damage and survival in SCI
(6/1/2016 to 8/10/2016 for $5,430)
PI: Naren L. Banik, Ph.D., Professor - MUSC Department of Neurosurgery

#2016 SI-01 Prospective Study Registry of Individuals in SC with SCI
(6/1/2016 to 5/30/2017 for $33,389, *extension 11/30/2017)
PI: Kevin Kopera, Medical Director - Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital/GHS

#2015 CET-02 SCIRF Scientific Conference 2016
(1/1/2016 to 12/31/2016 for $15,957, *extension 6/30/2017)
PI: Catherine Leigh Graham, MEBME - Executive Director - South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund

#2015 P-04 DigiGait Analysis, a Valuable Correlate between Functional Recovery and Molecular Markers of Repair following Experimental Spinal Cord Injury
(10/1/2015 to 9/30/2016 for $30,000; Terminated on 3/1/2016)
PI: Supriti Samantaray, Ph.D. - Research Assistant Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - Dept. of Neurosurgery and Neurology

#2015 P-02 Development and evaluation of multimedia and technology-enhanced components of a tele-health SCI self-management intervention
(10/1/2015 to 9/30/2016 for $28,029; *extension 12/30/2016)
PI: Susan D. Newman, Ph.D., RN, CRRN - Associate Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - College of Nursing
Co-I: Mathew Jon Gregoski, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - College of Nursing

#2015 I-03 Formoterol, an FDA-approved drug, stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis as a novel therapeutic strategy for SCI
(8/1/2015 to 7/31/2017 for $80,000)
PI: Rich Schnellmann, Ph.D. - Professor - Medical University of South Carolina
Co-I: Stephen Tomlinson, Ph.D. - Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - Dept of Microbiology and Immunology

#2015 P-01 Targeting Enolase in Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2015 to 6/30/2016 for $30,000)
PI: Azizul Haque, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Medical University of South Carolina - Dept of Microbiology and Immunology

#2015 S-01 Establishment of cellular model systems to investigate and manipulate the hostile environment produced by thrombin following SCI
(6/1/2015 to 5/30/2016 for $5,000)
PI: Victoria L. Turgeon, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Furman University - Department of Biology

#2014 I-02 Neuron-specific Nanotherapeutics for Axonal Regeneration after SCI
(1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015 for $39,500; *extension 12/31/2016)
PI: Jeoung Soo Lee, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor - Clemson University - Dept. of Bioengineering

#2014 I-01 Community-based Virtual Reality Group Exercise Training in Persons with SCI
(12/1/2014 to 11/30/2016 for $79,954; *extension 11/30/2017, *extension 5/31/2018)
PI: Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Biomedical Sciences

#2014 P-01 Geographic Disparities in Access to Outpatient Rehabilitation Services after SCI
(12/1/2014 to 11/30/2015 for $28,478; *extension 11/30/2016)
PI: Nathaniel Bell, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing

#13-003 Aerobic Exercise for Depression
(11/1/2013 to 10/31/2014 for $14,578)
PI: Stacy Fritz, Ph.D., PT – Associate Professor, Director PT Program, Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina

#13-002 SCI Center Medical Director Recruitment
(7/1/2013 to 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

#13-001 Inhibition of the Alternative Complement Pathway to Treat SCI
(6/1/2013 to 5/31/2014 for $30,000)
PI: Stephen Tomlinson, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina

#12-004 Cooperative Agreement between SCIRF and SCSCIA
(11/1/2012 to 10/31/2017 for $193,397)
PI: Susan Newman, Board of Directors South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (transferred from Diane Epperly 11/2016)
Co-PI: Robin Crawford, Board of Directors South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (transferred from Diane Epperly 11/2016)

#12-003 South Carolina SCI Association 2014 WIND Conference
(11/1/2012 to 10/31/2014 for $30,000)
PI: Diane Epperly – Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#12-001 Myoprotective Role of Premarin in SCI
(10/1/2012 to 9/30/2013 for $30,000; *extension 9/30/2014)
PI: Kenkichi Nozaki, M.D., Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Dept of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina

#11-007 Bridge Funding for the SC Spinal Cord Injury Association Cooperative Agreement
(11/1/2011 to 8/31/2012 for $25,000; *extension 11/30/2012, +supplement $8,334)
PI: Diane Epperly - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#11-006 The Application of Medical Sociology to the Study of Health and Mortality after SCI
(11/1/2011 to 10/31/2014 for $124,875; *extension 10/31/2015)
PI: Yue Cao, Ph.D., MSPH – Research Associate, Dept of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina

#11-005 Developing a Point of Access to SCI Clinical Research at the Center for SCI at Roper
(11/1/2011 to 10/31/2014 for $150,000; *extension 1/31/2015)
PI: Cathy Therrell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – Director, Physical Rehabilitation Services, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital
Co-PI: Susan D. Newman, Ph.D., RN, CRRN - Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina

#11-002 Estrogen Receptor Antagonist for Treatment of SCI
(7/1/2011 to 6/30/2013 for $80,000; *extension 6/30/2014)
PI: Swapan K. Ray, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

#0908 SC Traumatic SCI Registry
(7/1/2009 to 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

#11-001 Effects of Simvastatin on the Bladder Function of Spinal Cord-Injured Rats
(7/1/2011 to 6/30/2012 for $29,896)
PI: J. Todd Purves, M.D., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Medical University of South Carolina
Co-PI: Inderit Singh, Ph.D. - Distinguished University Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
Co-PI: F. Monty Hughes, Ph.D. - Staff Scientist II, Department of Urology, Medical University of South Carolina

#11-003 Development of Methodology to Investigate PAR-1 Activation and the Establishment of Motor Neuron and Glial Cell Co-cultures
(5/1/2011 to 4/30/2012 for $27,350)
PI: Victoria L. Turgeon, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Furman University

#11-004 Strategic Planning for the SC Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund
(2/14/2011 to 2/13/2012 for $15,000; *extension 8/21/2012, *extension 12/31/2013)
PI: Tom Higerd, Ph.D. - Fund Administrator, SC Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund

#10-004 Development of a Rehabilitation Research Program to Study the Biomechanics of Walking Following Incomplete SCI
(12/1/2010 to 11/30/2013 for $122,848; *extension 11/30/2014)
PI: Chris M. Gregory, Ph.D., PT – Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina

#10-003 Propulsive Training in Incomplete SCI
(12/1/2010 to 11/30/2013 for $124,943; *extension 11/30/2014)
PI: Mark G. Bowden, Ph.D., PT – Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Research, Medical University of South Carolina

#10-002 A One Day Educational Event: WIND (Wheeling in New Directions)
(5/1/2010 to 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

#0903 Conference: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spinal Cord Injury Management
(10/1/2009 to 5/30/2010 for $25,000)
PI: Nancy C. Wolfe, MS, CRC, CCM - Program Manager, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, Greenville Hospital System

#0408A Biodegradable Scar-Inhibiting Implant for Guided Spinal Cord Regeneration
(7/1/2008 to 6/30/2010 for $100,000; *extension 6/30/2011)
PI: Esmaiel Jabbari, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Swearingen Engineering Center, University of South Carolina

#0808 MRI Evaluation of Altered Inflammatory Response in SCI
(7/1/2008 to 6/30/2009 for $25,000)
PI: Mehmet Bilgen, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina

#0108 Myelin Regulation in the Spinal Cord Following PAR-1 Activation
(7/1/2008 to 6/30/2009 for $26,745)
PI: Victoria L Turgeon, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology Department, Furman University

#0707 Phanor L. Perot, Jr. Endowed Chair in Spinal Cord Injury
(11/1/2007 to 10/31/2010 for $500,000; candidate not identified – funds unexpended)
PI: Sunil J. Patel, M.D. - Clinical Chair, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina

#0607 Melatonin as a Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2007 to 6/30/2009 for $79,793; *extension 6/30/2010)
PI: Abhay K. Varma, M.D. - Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina

#0307 Biophysical Modeling of Spinal Cord Under Mechanical Loading
(7/1/2007 to 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, Ph.D. - 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

#0807 Conference: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spinal Cord Injury Management
(7/1/2007 to 6/30/2008 for $25,040)
PI: Nancy C. Wolfe, MS, CRC, CCM - Program Manager, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, Greenville Hospital System

#0907A State Spinal Cord Injury Conference: Needs Assessment and Planning Process
(7/1/2007 to 12/31/2007 for $4,985)
PI: Debra Matney - Director of Programs, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#0606 Household Composition, Care Giving Intensity and Labor Market Participation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2006 to 6/30/2008 for $79,955)
PI: Clara E. Dismuke, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina

#0506 Therapeutic Efficacy of Statin in Neuroprotection in Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2006 to 6/30/2008 for $80,000)
PI: Shailendra Giri, Ph.D. - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
Co-PI: Mushfiquddin Khan - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

#0406 Modulation of Astrogliosis by Statins for Spinal Cord Therapy
(7/1/2006 to 6/30/2008 for $100,000)
PI: Mushfiquddin Khan, Ph.D. - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
Co-PI: Shailendra Giri, Ph.D. - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

#0206 Nanoscale Biomedical Devices for Treatment of Secondary Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2006 to 6/30/2008 for $100,000; *extension 12/31/2008, *extension 3/31/2009)
PI: Alexey Vertegel, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Dept of Bioengineering, Clemson University

#0102B The Feasibility of Enhanced Primary Rehabilitation Services in South Carolina
(7/1/2006 to 6/30/2007 for $99,206)
PI: David E. Murday, Ph.D. - Interim Director, Center for Health Services Policy & Research, Arnold School of Public Health, USC

#1205 Bridge Funding for Role of Proteinase in Spinal Cord Injury
(4/1/2006 to 3/31/2007 for $49,989; *extension 6/30/2007, *extension 6/30/2008)
PI: Naren L. Banik, Professor, Department of Neurosciences, MUSC

#0105B Intensive Mobility Training as an Intervention for Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
(3/1/2006 to 2/31/2008 for $119,829; *extension 2/28/2009)
PI: Stacy L. Fritz, Ph.D., PT - Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, USC

#1105 A Proposal to Build SCI Research Infrastructure via the Development of a Center of Interdisciplinary Spinal Injury Research
(2/1/2006 to 1/31/2009 for $499,309; *extension 1/31/2011, *extension 7/31/2013, *extension 1/31/2015)
PI: James S. Krause, Ph.D. - Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Department of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions, MUSC
Co-PI: Karakostas, Ph.D.

#0505B Engineering Regeneration Through Bridge/Host Distal Interference
(2/1/2006 to 1/31/2008 for $120,000; *extension 12/31/2008)
PI: Andrew T. Metters, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University
Co-PI: (Transfer to PI on 8/13/2007) C. Kenneth Webb, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University

#1005B South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association Cooperative Agreement
(2/1/2006 to 1/31/2007 for $34,602)
PI: Richard F. Bridges, Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#0605 Tissue Engineering for Spinal Cord Regeneration
(11/1/2005 to 10/31/2007 for $100,000; *extension 10/31/2008, *extension 6/30/2009)
PI: Xuejun Wen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Clemson University-Medical University of South Carolina Bioengineering Program
Co-PI: Mark Kindy, Ph.D., Admiral Pihl Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina

#1005A (SEED DEVELOPMENT) South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association Cooperative Study
(9/1/2005 to 12/31/2005 for $5,000)
PI: Richard F. Bridges, Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#0705 Assessing Disparities in Patterns of Health Care After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2005 to 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

#0205 Modulation of Inflammatory Response and Secondary Injury
(7/1/2005 to 6/30/2007 for $25,000; *extension 6/30/2007)
PI: Stephen Tomlinson Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina

#0505A (SEED INITIATION AND REDEVELOPMENT) Engineering Regeneration Through Bridge/Host Distal Interference
(7/1/2005 to 12/31/2005 for $25,000; *extension 3/31/2006, *extension 6/30/2006)
PI: Andrew T. Metters, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University

#0805A (SEED REDEVELOPMENT) Dynamic Postural Patterns During Task Performance in Individuals with Paraplegia
(7/1/2005 to 10/15/2005 for $5,000; *extension 3/31/2007)
PI: Hon K. Yuen, Ph.D., OTR, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitative Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

#0105A (SEED REDEVELOPMENT) Repetitive Movement Therapy as an Intervention for Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2005 to 10/15/2005 for $5,000)
PI: Stacy L. Fritz, Ph.D., PT, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Physical Therapy Program, University of South Carolina

#0304 Home Physical Activity Program for the Promotion of Health and Wellness in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
(10/11/2004 to 10/10/206 for $150,000; *extension 10/10/2007)
PI: Holly H. Wise, PT, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitative Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
Co-PI: K. Jackson Thomas, PT, EdD, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina

#1004/E Bridge Funding Support for the SC Statewide Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Surveillance and Registry System
(7/1/2004 to 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

#0804 Dissemination of Information Regarding Evidenced-Based Practices to Enhance Independent Lifestyles for People with Spinal Cord Injuries
(7/1/2004 to 6/30/2006 for $70,000; *extension 6/30/2007)
PI: Jill Monger, PT, MHS
Co-PI: Michael Godkin, Executive Director, Disability Resource Center

#0104 Biomaterial-based Gene Delivery for Spinal Regeneration
(7/1/2004 to 6/30/2006 for $150,000; *extension 12/31/2006)
PI: C. Kenneth Webb, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University
Co-PI: Naren R. Vyavahare, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University

#0604 Patterns of Care for Spinal Cord Injury: South Carolina and the Model Systems
(7/1/2004 to 6/30/2005 for $61,632; *extension 12/31/2005)
PI: David E. Murday, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Health Services Policy & Research Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

#0204 2005 Statewide Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury in South Carolina; And Beyond the Walls—Education Outside of Rehabilitation
(7/1/2004 to 6/30/2005 for $60,000)
PI: Kermit L. Short, Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#1103 Anti-inflammatory Approaches for Spinal Cord Injury
(11/1/2003 to 5/30/2005 for $75,000)
PI: Ernest Barbosa, M.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

#0803 Estrogen Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury
(9/1/2003 to 2/28/2005 for $137,592; *extension 2/28/2006, *extension 2/28/2008)
PI: Swapan K. Ray, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical University of South CarolinaCo-PI: Naren L. Banik, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina

#0703 Frequency, Severity, and Risk Factors for Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Sustained by Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
(9/1/2003 to 2/28/2005 for $74,996; *extension 2/28/2006, *extension 6/30/2006)
PI: Sandra S. Brotherton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitative Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

#0603 The Prevalence of Upper Quarter Pain Among Persons with Long-term Spinal Cord Injury
(9/1/2003 to 2/28/2005 for $75,000; *extension 2/28/2006)
PI: David Morrisette, PT, ATC, MTC, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Education Program, Dept of Rehabilitative Sciences, MUSC

#0503 Determination of Occurrence and Causes of Death Among South Carolina Residents with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
(9/1/2003 to 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

#0403 In Vitro System to Determine Factors Promote Survival and Regeneration of Principal Neurons of the Spinal Cord
(9/1/2003 to 2/28/2005 for $74,892)
PI: Peter Molnar, Ph.D. - Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Bioengineering, Clemson University

#0303/S Development of a Laser Cell Micropatterning System for In Vitro Investigation of Adult Stem Cell Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
(9/1/2003 to 2/28/2005 for $149,890; *extension 2/28/2006, *extension 6/30/2006; +supplement $22,300)
PI: Bruce Z. Gao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University

#0903 Therapeutic Use of Minocycline for Spinal Cord Injury
(9/1/2003 to 8/31/2004 for $24,988; *extension 12/1/2004)
PI: Narayan R. Bhat, Ph.D. - Professor, Dept of Neurology, MUSC

#0103 “Taking Charge of Your Life” Continuing Education for People With Spinal Cord Injury
(9/1/2003 to 8/31/2004 for $65,000)
PI: Kermit L. Short - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#1202 “Taking Charge of Your Life” Statewide Conference for People With Spinal Cord Injuries
(8/1/2002 to 7/31/2003 for $29,476)
PI: Kermit L. Short - Executive Director, South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association

#1402 Recruitment Assistance for Mark S. Kindy, Ph.D. as The Admiral Pihl Endowed Chair of Neuroscience at MUSC and Associate Scientific Director of the SCI Research Fund
(7/1/2002 to 12/31/2004 for $75,000; *extension 6/31/2005, *extension 6/30/2006)
PI: Mark S. Kindy, Ph.D. - Admiral Pihl Endowed Chair of Neuroscience, Dept of Neurosciences, MUSC (Transferred from Peter W. Kalivas, Ph.D.)

#1102 An In Vitro Model of the Reflex Arc as Applied to Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2002 to 12/31/2003 for $100,252; *extension 1/31/2004)
PI: James J. Hickman, Ph.D. - Hunter Endowed Chair of Biomaterials, Dept of Bioengineering, Clemson University

#0802 Spinal Modulation of the Nociceptive Pressor Reflex
(7/1/2002 to 12/31/2003 for $87,978; *extension 6/30/2004)
PI: L. Britt Wilson, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Physiology, USC School of Medicine

#0602 Assessment and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Shoulder Girdle in SCI Through Surface-Recorded EMG and EMG Biofeedback
(7/1/2002 to 12/31/2003 for $91,990; *extension 6/30/2004)
PI: Susan J. Middaugh, Ph.D., PT - Professor, Dept of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, MUSC

#0202 Gene Expression Profiling of CNS Regions Implicated in a Mouse Model of Spinal Cord Injury
(7/1/2002 to 12/31/2003 for $85,466; *extension 12/31/2004)
PI: Jacqueline F. McGinty, Ph.D. - Professor, Physiology and Neuroscience, MUSC

#1302 Recruitment Assistance for James S. Krause, Ph.D. as Chair of the Department of Rehabilitative Sciences at MUSC and Scientific Director of the SCI Research Fund
(7/1/2002 to 6/30/2003 for $125,000; multiple extensions through 6/30/2013)
PI: James S. Krause, Ph.D. - Associate Dean for Clinical Research (Transferred from Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D. - Chair, Dept of Rehabilitative Sciences, College of Health Professions, MUSC

#0302 Statewide Outcome Assessment for Spinal Cord Injury (SOASCI): Assessing the Implementation and Effectiveness of Methylprednisolone Protocol and Other Outcomes of Spinal Cord Injury In South Carolina
(7/1/2002 to 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, M.D. - Professor and Chair, Dept of Neurological Surgery, MUSC)