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We are pleased to announce the formation of the The Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC), a merger between the Spaulding-Harvard Spinal Cord Injury Model System and the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System.

SNERSCIC has a long and distinguished history in working with the SCI community across New England.

Our mission is to promote quality of life for individuals with SCI throughout their lives, through exemplary standards of care and rehabilitation advanced through research, education, advocacy, and ongoing support.

Our purpose is to:

  • Research many different aspects of SCI through onsite and collaborative studies and data collection.
  • Inform people with SCI, their families, the general public and medical professionals about SCI – including rehabilitation, the latest resources, adaptive technology, and research.
  • Provide services for people with SCI during their initial hospitalization and after discharge from a SNERSCIC site.
  • Advocate and support individuals with disabilities to live as fully as possible as active members of their communities
  • Provide individuals with SCI the opportunity to be involved in research, whenever appropriate.

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SNERSCIC is funded by grant # 90S1503 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research as one of 14 SCI Model Systems in the United States, working together to optimize clinical care, research, education, and services related to the impact of SCI on individuals and their communities.

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Dr. Ross Zafonte, DO

Administrative Co-Director

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dr. j. andrew taylor

Dr. J. Andrew Taylor, PhD

Co-Director

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dr. alan jette

Dr. Alan Jette, PhD

Director of Research

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Dave Estrada, JD

Program Manager

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dr. cheri blauwet

Dr. Cheri Blauwet, MD

Co-Director of Dissemination/Knowledge Translation

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bethlyn houlihan

Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH

Co-Director of Dissemination/Knowledge Translation

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dr. kevin o' connor

Dr. Kevin O'Connor, MD

Director of Clinical Care,
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

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dr. david rosenblum

Dr. David Rosenblum, MD

Director of Clinical Care, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

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dr. chloe slocum

Dr. Chloe Slocum, MD, MPH

Spaulding SCI Physician
and Co-Investigator

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Randy Trumbower, PT, PhD

SNERSCIC Co-Investigator and Director, INSPIRE Laboratory

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Diana Pernigotti, MSG

Senior Project Coordinator

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Jenny Min

Research Coordinator

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Khara James, MS, EP-C

Research Coordinator

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The Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (SCIMS) are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems are called “model systems” because they are national leaders in SCI-related care and research.

Currently, there are 14 SCIMS centers across the United States; each center provides the highest level of comprehensive and multidisciplinary care from point of injury through rehabilitation and full community re-entry. In addition to these 14 centers, the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Data Center directs the collection, management, and analysis of a longitudinal national SCI database.

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National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center

(NSCISC)

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Model System Knowledge Translation Center

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UAB Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System

University of
Alabama/Birmingham

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Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Los Amigos Rehabilitation and Education Institute, Downey, CA

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Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Injury System

Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO

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South Florida Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System

University of Miami, Miami, FL

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Southeastern Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Shepherd Center, Inc., Atlanta, GA

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Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System (MRSCIS)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center

Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA

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Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System

Kessler Medical Rehabilitation
Research and Education Corporation (KMRREC), West Orange, NJ

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Mount Sinai Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

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Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

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Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

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Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

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University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury

Pittsburgh, PA

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Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System at TIRR

Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX

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Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

(throughout MA)

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

(Wallingford, CT)

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Meet the amazing people from the SCI Community in MA and CT who help guide SNERSCIC in everything we do. They are people living with SCI, family members, veterans, consumer advocates, rehab clinicians, researchers, government leaders…as well as poets, tutors, wheelchair racers, U.S. Sailing Team members, peer mentors…and so much more!

Jason Fowler

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Deb Freed

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Bill Henning

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Jonathan Hobbs

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Karen J. Hutchinson PT, DPT, PhD

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Chris Johnson

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Remon Jourdan

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Bill Mancini

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Kristen McCosh

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Barbara Rivero

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Travis Roy

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Eric Ruby MD

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Molly Sebo MPT

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Sally Shrumnn RN

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Sarah Everhart Skeels MPH

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Beth Weaver

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