Phillip Popovich, PhD
- Department of Neuroscience Neuroimmunology, Pathophysiology of spinal cord injury
The Belford Center for Spinal Cord Injury advances scientific research that will improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries. This center will focus on the treatment of spinal cord injuries as a systemic disease to reduce the onset or impact of complications associated with spinal cord injury, including diabetes, inflammation or infectious, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and other medical complications.
Spinal cord injury researchers Phillip Popovich, PhD, Dana McTigue, PhD and Jan Schwab, MD, PhD lead the center, which focuses on novel approaches in medical research, patient care, education and training to redefine spinal cord injury care.
Spinal cord injury does more than just affect patients’ ability to move – it can cause problems for their immune system, meaning simple infections could lead to an earlier death. The Belford Center for Spinal Cord Injury at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center seeks to solve that problem through science
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