Jan 24, 2020

Long-time passion for patients with spinal cord injuries helps Aiko Thompson, Ph.D., earn $1.62 million NIH grant

“The NIH grant Thompson was most recently awarded will investigate operant conditioning training of the brain-to-spinal cord pathway to improve the activation of the ankle dorsiflexor and leg motor functions.

The new study, which is expected to begin this year, is a training study that involves 60 visits over 3.5 months (and another 8 visits over an additional 3 months). Each visit will take about an hour. The study will recruit 40-44 participants in the Charleston area or those with reliable transportation to MUSC. Participants, which are currently being sought, must be at least 18 years old and have incomplete spinal injuries.”

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