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Rethinking Spinal Cord Injury

, Washington, DC


Rethinking Spinal Cord Injury


A Public Luncheon Briefing

Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Through the Support of the Dana Foundation

In Conjunction with Rep. Chaka Fattah


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

12:00-1:30 p.m.

B-339 Rayburn House Office Building


Ongoing research on spinal cord injuries may change the way we think about the prognosis for patients with paralysis caused by Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs). Come and learn more from renowned experts in the field. Spinal cord injury is a major public health burden, affecting hundreds of thousands of people living the US—including tens of thousands injured while serving in the military.



Roderic Pettigrew, PhD, MD, Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health

Wise Young, PhD, MD, Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience, Rutgers University

Mary Bartlett Bunge, PhD, Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience and Professor, Cell Biology & Anatomy, Neurological Surgery and Neurology, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami


Remarks: The Honorable Chaka Fattah, D-PA

Moderator: Alan Leshner, CEO of AAAS


For questions, please contact Sara Spizzirri at 202-326-6789 or by email at

AAAS is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Since it was founded in 1848, AAAS has been dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge for the good of society as a whole.

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research.