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Spinal Cord Injury Research

The New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Program works to further the efforts of the Spinal Cord Injury Research Board (SCIRB). Each year, approximately 1,000 New York residents suffer traumatic spinal cord injuries joining the nearly 282,000 people living in the United States with paralysis. SCIRB’s mission, since 1998, has been to support neurological spinal cord injury scientific research projects from leading researchers within New York State to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. SCIRB has recommended approximately $96.7 million in research awards through 2015 to some of New York State's finest research teams.