Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals living with traumatic injuries to the spinal cord or brain through collaborative innovation in research, rehabilitation and clinical care.
We are committed to developing better treatments for brain and spinal cord injuries. We value a multidisciplinary and interactive culture dedicated to our common goals:
- To improve understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and endogenous repair of the central nervous system
- To identify novel targets and promising clinical therapies for individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries
- To develop and improve rehabilitation strategies to maximize recovery and quality of life
- To improve personalized care through identification of biomarkers for differentiation and diagnosis of neurological disorders and their effective treatment
- The CBSCR is not a patient care facility. We are primarily a pre-clinical research center that strives for novel discoveries that will improve the lives of people who suffer a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury.
CBSCR Research Teams are working together to improve our understanding of the biology of brain and spinal cord injury and to develop new and effective treatments to promote recovery and improve quality of life.
Through cutting-edge research, our faculty and staff are advancing the field of neurotrauma in three key areas:
- Neuroregeneration and Plasticity
At the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair, our multidisciplinary team collaborates to translate discoveries into life-changing treatments.
Chronic complications from spinal cord injury studied
Research shows spinal cord ability to replace myelin lost to injury
NIH Sponsored Spinal Cord Injury Training Program
CBSCR faculty coordinate an annual Spinal Cord Injury Training Program (SCITP). This program was established in 2003 as a contract from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Beginning in 2014, The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation became the sole sponsor for the SCITP. Each summer, selected participants from research laboratories around the world travel to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where they receive hands-on and classroom training in best practices for spinal cord injury research. The program is highlighted by personal interactions and discussions with individuals with SCI. Click here for more information.
695 Biomedical Research Tower
460 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210