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    Students Summer Research Results in Progress

    Eight weeks of intense study and research resulted in interesting progress for twelve students selected to participate in the Keck Center Summer Research Program. Beginning with two weeks of lectures by Dr. Wise Young, the students then attended the Spinal Cord Injury Research Methods Workshop. Next they were divided into four teams to conduct research projects to advance the work of the Center, the results of which were presented at the Summer Open House. A high-point of the Summer Program was attending the Congressional Briefing in Washington, DC.

    The four projects were: Gender Hematology of Spinal Cord Trauma, Neuropathic Pain and Microgliosis, Lumbosacral Spinal Cord Injury, and Multi-differentiating Stress-Enduring (MUSE) Cells. Congratulations to the following students for their work in this full-time summer research program: Omar Ashraf, Musdalifa Ayub, Veena Bokka, Nia Carty, Ashwini Chidirala, Meghana Ghattu, Noelle Messina, Shambhavi Metgud, Ameena Rana, Varun Ranpariya, Nehali Thakkar, and Rebekah Wishart. Several of these students will be continuing their research and writing honor theses.

    Summer Open House is Big Success

    An easy way to sum up the Summer Open House ... a good time was had by all! The Keck Center was packed with science exhibits, vendor displays, and many, many members of the community. We were privileged to hear an excellent presentation by Dr. Paul Lu who shared his exciting research on "Bridging the injured spinal cord with neural stem cells". Also presenting were Marilyn and Bob Hamilton who introduced the Galileo and the principles undergirding its use. Rounding out the program, Dr. Wise Young gave an update on the results of the clinical trials and plans for expansion.

    Our sincere appreciation to the Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association for providing the refreshments and to all of the wonderful volunteers who made everything run so smoothly.

    Make plans to attend next year's Summer Open House, Thursday, July 21, 2016!

    First Friday Night Open House Schedule Resumes October 2nd

    Our regular First Friday Open House Schedule will resume on October 2nd with tours of the lab on-going between 5-6pm. At 6:00 Dr. Wise Young will present the latest in spinal cord injury research and clinical trials. The presentation will be followed by time for group questions and personal conversations with Dr. Young.

    Our Center is located on the 2nd Floor of the Nelson Biological Laboratories building. Free parking available in Lot 56 in front of building. Click here for detailed directions.

    Thank You to Our Vendors

    We are very grateful to the vendors who had displays and demonstrations at the Summer Open House. They bring important information to the community. If you are interested in these products or services, please contact them and let them know that you heard about them through SCIProject@Rutgers.

    New This Year!

    LeanOnWe, caregiver services. Ron Gold, 844.532.6669,
    Mainly Special Needs Travel, accessible travel. Linda Cutripi, 201.568.2146,
    Standing Company, Superstand Wheelchair. Scott Liesch, 908.732.4246,

    Returning Favorites ...

    Brunswick Automotive Professionals, van conversion and auto maintenance. Len Schickler. 1490 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, 732.545.6300.
    Coloplast, personal care products. Julie Tahan.
    Push to Walk, recovery-oriented exercise. Cynthia Templeton, 6 North Corporate Drive, Riverdale, NJ 07475,
    StimDesigns, Galileo trainer. Marilyn and Bob Hamilton, 831.222.0513 or email via form on website, under Contact Us.
    Up n' Free Easy Walking, more than a gait trainer. Eli Razon, 877.549.9711,,
    UCanDo, accessiblle pinball machine. Ron, 866.822.6362,
    Wheel Comfort, protect your bare feet. Ethan Ruby,

    Kessler Seeking Research Participants

    Our colleagues at Kessler Foundation are seeking people with spinal cord injuries to participate in the following clinical trials: 1) education programs to improve health and well-being with chronic pain; 2) training in wheelchair mobility skills and maintenance; and, 3) intensive locomotor training therapy combined with medication to improve walking and other health-related outcomes. All studies are at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, New Jersey. Most trials provide compensation in appreciation for your time. For more information, please contact Rachel Byrne at or 973.324.3567.

    Thank You, Jackie Pinkow

    Sincere appreciation to Jackie Pinkow for holding a spinner fundraiser! A fun way to honor the eighteen years since her brother Brian's injury and to involve friends in supporting spinal cord injury research and clinical trials.

    What ideas do you have to reach out to your family and friends? We soon will have ways to make that easier to do, stay tuned!

    Donate $10.00 - Text Walk to 20222*

    Having a summer party? Ask your friends to get out their phones and donate $10.00 to the Spinal Cord Injury Project@Rutgers. (Remind them to wait for a text message to confirm their donation.)

    Remember Special Occasions and Special People with a Gift of Hope!

    Whatever the occasion or 'just because' celebrate with a Gift of Hope. The honoree will receive a Gift of Hope card in your name. To send a Gift of Hope: Donate online here; send a check or credit card information plus the recipient's name and address to SCIProject@Rutgers, 604 Allison Road, D-251, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854; or call 848.445.6573.

    Make Your Amazon Purchases through AmazonSmile: Support SCI Research

    Use link, sign in with your existing Amazon account, pick your charitable organization, type Jim Bennett Foundation, click Select. After the first time, go to, you will be signed in automatically. Purchases made through AmazonSmile result in 0.5% of the total going to The Spinal Cord Injury Project.

    Holding a fundraiser to support research or clinical trials? Send details to for inclusion in our eBulletin.

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    W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
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    Last edited by Jim; 09-02-2015, 08:32 AM. Reason: changed title

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    No Open House this Fri, Sept 4, Dr. Young is travelling.