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UofL to play host to top spinal cord injury experts

Published: June 4, 2007  |  Source: louisville.edu

13th annual Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust Symposium

The meeting, focused on new research and treatments for spinal cord injury, is co-sponsored by Norton Healthcare.

Sten Grillner of Sweden’s Nobel Institute of Neurophysiology will deliver the keynote address. Conference speakers come from top-ranked institutions across the United States, Australia and the Netherlands.

“Thanks to the support of the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust and the growth of spinal cord injury research at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, we are able to attract the leading scientists in the world to Louisville to exchange ideas on the cutting edge of thinking about how to find new treatments for spinal cord injury,” said UofL neuroscientist Scott Whittemore, who chairs the symposium’s planning committee.

KSCIRC was created in 2001 at the University of Louisville Health Science Center. The center is in a rapid growth phase, made possible by funding and cooperation between the Commonwealth of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Norton Healthcare and the Frazier Rehab Institute, and a recent $10.9 Million grant from the National Institutes of Health. One of only 12 spinal cord injury research centers in the United States, KSCIRC is in a position to conduct research that ultimately may lead to effective treatments for spinal cord injury.

June 7–8
Seelbach Hilton, downtown Louisville

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