Ana Sabina Vlad

Research Assistant Ana Sabina Vlad is a research assistant in the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. She recently graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Health Systems Administration Policy.

Einat Engel-Haber, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow Einat Engel-Haber, MD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research and the Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Engel-Haber’s medical degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel, specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation...

Gerard Malanga, MD

Visiting scientist Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research Derfner-Lieberman Laboratory for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Gerard Malanga, MD, visiting scientist at Kessler Foundation, is founding director of the New Jersey Regenerative Institute Dr. Malanga is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and the subspecialties of sports medicine and pain medicine. Dr...

Addressing Racial Disparities through Rehabilitation Research

    By Nicky Miller February is Black History Month, a time to renew our commitment to address the persistent racial disparities that affect the health and well-being of people of color in our society. Black Americans with disabilities often face triple jeopardy, because of their race

Angela Leonte

Research Assistant Angela is a graduate of Rutgers University. At Rutgers University she was involved in research focused on an animal model of drug self-administration to study neural activity and reactivity to cues during drug addiction, withdrawal, and relapse. Angela began working for Kessler Foundation in...

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

On this Martin Luther King Day, may we all celebrate and strive toward Dr. King’s vision of equality and justice. With your support, Kessler Foundation researchers Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH, assistant director, and Denise Fyffe, PhD, senior research scientist, in the Centers for Spinal Cord

My Life as a Research Assistant

Research assistants are on the front lines of Kessler Foundation's research studies, collecting data, conducting interviews, testing subjects, and most often are the first friendly faces research participants meet.  In this podcast series, research assistants from the centers for mobility, spinal