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Award
Professors of Weill Cornell Medicine, the Burke Neurological Institute, and the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project to develop a non-opioid, non-addicting medicine for a hard-to-treat form of pain called neuropathic pain.
Photo of Dianna E. Willis, Ph.D., as Director of Research for the Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration
GRANT: 
Federal
September 30, 2019 to July 31, 2021
Grant Number: 
UG3NS114947-01
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Investigators: 
Principal Investigator
Co-Investigator
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Story
When you first meet Jamie Petrone, it is impossible not to notice her engaging smile and friendly personality. The 42-year-old has an optimistic outlook on life which is a bit surprising given her diagnosis of transverse myelopathy (TM), a type of spinal cord injury that has caused her to use a wheelchair for much of her life.
Jamie walking with EKSO robot
PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Joshua Silverstein, Mar Cortes, Katherine Z. Tsagaris, Alejandra Climent, Linda M. Gerber, Clara Oromendia, Pasquale Fonzetti, Rajiv R. Ratan, Tomoko Kitago, Marco Iacoboni, Allan Wu, Bruce H. Dobkin and Dylan J. Edwards
Frontiers in Neuroscience, section Neural Technology. 15 Jul 2019. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00792
Abstract on Frontiers
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Article

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States is given the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

elderly hand and therapeutic drug
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
June 1, 2019
Stroke, Motor Recovery
PUBLICATION: 
Review
Kumar A, Kitago T.
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2019 May 30;19(7):43. doi: 10.1007/s11910-019-0959-2.
Abstract on PubMed
CLINICAL TRIAL: 
In-Progress / Currently Recruiting Participants
May 29, 2019
Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Retinal Degenerative Diseases, Motor Recovery, Pain & Sensory Recovery, Cognitive Recovery, Vision Recovery
PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Kim E, Yang J, Woo Park K, Cho S.
J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2019 May 15:271678X19850004. doi: 10.1177/0271678X19850004. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract on PubMed
PRESENTATION: 
Invited Talk
May 15, 2019
Venue: 
Stealth Biotherapeutics, Inc, Boston, MA