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The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) summarizes research, identifies health information needs, and develops information resources to support the Model Systems programs in meeting the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and burn injury.


The Model Systems are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to conduct innovative and high-quality research, provide patient care, and offer other services to improve the health and overall quality of life for individuals with TBI, SCI, and burn injury.

The current newsletter includes a Podcast about new training technique based on optimizing biomechanics (reducing loading and improving upper extremity positioning) through wheelchair positioning, body setup, and techniques during flight and landing. It was based on research conducted on the effects of web-based and in-person transfer training.

Driving and continuing education after SCI and a robotic exoskeleton study.

An article entitled
?Serum Albumin Predicts Long-Term Neurological Outcomes After Acute Spinal Cord Injury.?

A webcast
featuring Dr. Justin Brown who will discuss innovative surgical techniques involving the restoration of arm and hand function, management of lower extremity spasticity, and new work on the horizon regarding regulating bowel and bladder control while also offering a discussion of when these strategies are best applied in both acute and chronic SCI.

A clinical trial sponsored by the Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center.