Michele Towle, Assistant Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, at DP Clinical has accepted an  invitation to participate in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Spinal Cord Injury Common Data Elements Oversight Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to annually review SCI common data elements based on recommended updates and feedback and also to make recommendations regarding suggested corrections and updates.

NINDS conducts spinal cord research in its laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and also supports additional research through grants to major research institutions across the country. Advances in research are giving doctors and patients hope that repairing injured spinal cords is a reachable goal. Advances in basic research are also being matched by progress in clinical research, especially in understanding the kinds of physical rehabilitation that work best to restore function.