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Jason and Matthew interview Dr. Susan Harkema, from the University of Louisville. We discuss her long standing research using the strategy of neuromodulation, neuroplasticity and locomotor training to discover and understand the potential for functional recovery after Spinal Cord Injury.

A 70-patient clinical trial has begun enrolling people with high cervical injuries to study the effect of a nerve transfer procedure on hand and finger function. The lead site for the trial is Washington University in St. Louis. Wilson Ray, M

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many fundraising events - including marathons - have been postponed, cancelled or transitioned into virtual events. Team U2FP's participation in The Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Medtronic Twin Cities in Motion Marathon & 10-mile races have been our largest annual fundraisers. ln recent years, Team U2FP has raised up to $35,000 from these events! These dollars are vital to help U2FP fuel all of our initiatives, bringing us closer to our goal of achieving functional recovery for those living with an SCI.

That's Dr. Phil Popovich presenting on The Gut Microbiome and Spinal Cord Injury at Working 2Walk 2019. Dr. Popovich is the Professor and Chair in the Department of Neuroscience at Ohio State University. His presentation was one of the most highly rated talks of our conference this year! You can watch Dr. Popovich’s presentation in full right now on our Video Library page, along with Dr. Dana McTigue’s adjoining presentation: Spinal Cord Injury Causes Chronic Liver Pathology and Metabolic Disruption in Rodents.