April is National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is an effort to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations. Some of the efforts by scientists in Kessler Foundation’s Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research, Center for Outcomes & Assessment Research, and Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research, focus on studying how minorities with disabilities are affected and not properly accommodated for in their communities, at their jobs, and other areas.

“We study how to improve quality of life for individuals from all races and cultures,” says John DeLuca, PhD, vice president for research and training. “We also focus on ways to enroll more people from minority groups in research studies. Having greater diversity in our study populations means our findings apply to more people with disabilities.”


Foundation Awarded Grant to Produce SCI Educational Videos

A grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation will enable researchers to develop a series of 3 educational videos on the prevention and management of medical complications in persons with spinal cord i

November 30, 2009

This grant for $97,500 from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation will enable