SCI Research

Posted on November 5, 2017 in SCI Research

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Macklis, Harvard University, who has recently been awarded a prized NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (DP1 mechanism). Established in 2004, NIH Pioneer award supports highly innovative researchers…

Posted on October 2, 2017 in SCI Research

Great news from the lab of Dr. Jason Carmel! Thanks to support from the TRF, Dr. Carmel and his associates have recently published an article in the prestigious Journal of…

Posted on March 27, 2017 in SCI Research

The goal of our laboratory is to improve arm and hand function in people living with paralysis. With generous support from the Travis Roy Foundation, we have made significant progress…

Posted on June 9, 2016 in SCI Research

Summary: Most spinal cord injuries spare some connections between the brain and the spinal cord below the injury site. We electrically stimulate the brain and spinal cord to strengthen the…

Posted on December 10, 2015 in Foundation News, SCI Research

The TRF is pleased to announce the expansion of the Research Committee. Members were selected because of their experience working with people who have spinal cord injuries, their first-hand knowledge of living…

Posted on October 21, 2015 in SCI Research

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Macklis, who received the Krieg Cortical Discoverers award this week from the Cajal Club in Chicago! This award, which has been granted annually for more than…

Posted on November 11, 2014 in SCI Research

Our paper demonstrating that brain electrical stimulation can restore movement after chronic corticospinal injury in rats was accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Posted on June 20, 2014 in SCI Research

Soccer fans may have seen something exciting during the opening ceremonies of the World Cup in June- a paralyzed teenager, outfitted in a brain controlled exoskeleton and looking robotic, performed…

Posted on June 6, 2014 in SCI Research

We were excited to read the research reports about the four men who took part in a study looking at the effects of epidural stimulation on voluntary movement following a spinal cord injury.

Posted on April 17, 2014 in SCI Research

The Travis Roy Foundation has awarded a research grant of $374,266 to Jason Carmel, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Motor Recovery Laboratory at the Burke Medical Research Institute.