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    Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

    The Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Defense Appropriations Act provides $9.6 million to the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP). The SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research.

    The vision of the SCIRP is to advance the treatment of spinal cord injury and its consequences. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

    The FY12 SCIRP award mechanisms are listed in the table below. Mechanism-specific Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities, including areas of encouragement, the intent of the award mechanism, eligibility, and submission deadlines, and General Application Instructions, are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov and CDMRP websites (http://www.grants.gov and http://cdmrp.army.mil, respectively) in late May/early June 2012.

    more here: http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/201...rppreann.shtml

    Of note - phase 0, I, or II clinical trials are no longer limited to rehabilitation studies.
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    Thanks for posting that information McFerguson! Last year Dr. Naba Bora spoke at the W2W symposium and explained the program and funding arms at CDMRP and answered questions. His presentation was:

    "Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for Spinal Cord Injury" Naba Bora, PhD, Director, CDMRP, Department of Defense

    He was very informative and it was exciting to learn about this channel of funding for SCI research.

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    Currently, they are recruiting for Consumer Reviewers in the SCI Research Program. A Consumer Reviewer represents the collective views of survivors, patients, family members, and persons affected by and at risk for certain conditions, diseases or injuries. They read and evaluate research study applications for relevance to the consumer community's needs and concerns and actively participate in peer review panel discussions. They participate as a full member of the review panel, with full voting member status.

    http://cdmrp.army.mil/CWG/apply.shtml

    Sounds like a perfect job for CCC'rs!
    T5/6, ASIA A, injured 30 Nov 08
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    Interestingly they were sending patients to Dr. Carlos Lima while he lived. The ones I heard about were from the Tampa VA.

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