Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Program
The Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) is committed to promoting quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury throughout their lives, through exemplary standards of care and rehabilitation advanced through research, education, advocacy, and ongoing support.
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.
- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
- Harvard Medical School
- MGH Institute for Health Professions (MGH IHP)
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.
Dr. Ross Zafonte, DO
Administrative Co-DirectorView Bio
Dr. J. Andrew Taylor, PhD
Dr. Alan Jette, PhD
Director of ResearchView Bio
Dave Estrada, JD
Program ManagerView Bio
Dr. Cheri Blauwet, MD
Director of Dissemination & Knowledge TranslationView Bio
Dr. Kevin O'Connor, MD
Director of Clinical Care,
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Dr. David Rosenblum, MD
Director of Clinical Care, Gaylord Specialty HealthcareView Bio
Dr. Chloe Slocum, MD, MPH
Spaulding SCI Physician
Dr. Ryan Solinsky, MD
Spaulding SCI Physician-Scientist
Randy Trumbower, PT, PhD
SNERSCIC Co-Investigator and Director, INSPIRE LaboratoryView Bio
Diana Pernigotti, MSG
Senior Project CoordinatorView Bio
Research CoordinatorView Bio
Research CoordinatorView Bio
Khara James, MS, EP-C
Data AnalystView Bio
Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH
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.
National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
Model System Knowledge Translation Center
UAB Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System
Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System
Los Amigos Rehabilitation and Education Institute, Downey, CAVisit Site
Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Injury System
Craig Hospital, Englewood, COVisit Site
South Florida Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System
University of Miami, Miami, FLVisit Site
Southeastern Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System
Shepherd Center, Inc., Atlanta, GAVisit Site
Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System (MRSCIS)
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILVisit Site
Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center
Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System
Kessler Medical Rehabilitation
Research and Education Corporation (KMRREC), West Orange, NJ
Mount Sinai Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Model System
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NYVisit Site
Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OhioVisit Site
Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OHVisit Site
Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PAVisit Site
University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury
Pittsburgh, PAVisit Site
Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System at TIRR
Memorial Hermann, Houston, TXVisit Site
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!