UAB Insight Rehabilitation Volume 2

P U B L I C AT I O N S O F N O T E Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage DeSilva TM, Borenstein NS, Volpe JJ, Kinney HC, Rosenberg PA. “Expression of EAAT2 in neurons and protoplasmic astrocytes during human cortical development.” J Comp Neurol. 2012 Dec 1;520(17):3912-32. PAID Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND AVE S BIRMINGHAM AL 35294-0104 VOL. 2 NO. 4 REHABILITATION INSIGHT Donovan KJ, Mark VW. “Hands-free executive assessment in patients with tetraplegia following acute traumatic spinal cord injury.” Neurology. 2012 April 22. 78:p02.002. Siriphorn A, Dunham KA, Chompoopong S, Floyd CL. “Postinjury administration of 17b-estradiol induces protection in the gray and white matter with associated functional recovery after cervical spinal cord injury in male rats.” J Comp Neurology. 2012 Aug 15;520(12)2630-46. T H E U N IV E RS IT Y O F A L A BA M A AT B IR M IN G H A M State funding will initiate a new animal model of central nervous system injury at UAB. Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2012 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight, 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 REHABILITATION UAB will use a swine model of injury to evaluate ways of protecting cells and promoting regeneration of cells in SCI. REHABILITATION INSIGHT For more information on UAB’s Depar tment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation visit : /medicine/physicalmedicine Visit the UAB Medicine Online Headquarters for Physicians I S S U E P H YS I C I A N H Q New Program Will Spur Spinal Cord Injury Research in Alabama New Program Will Spur Spinal Cord Injury Research in Alabama UABMEDICINE.ORG/PHYSICIAN H I G H L I G H T S • Full digital and downloadable editions of physician publications including all 16 specialty editions of UAB Medicine Insight • News and updates about recent medical and research discoveries, advancements, patient care, events, and seminars • Links to other helpful resources for referring physicians including Ambassador, UAB School of Medicine CME, and UAB Research information. Register for quarterly news, events, and updates from UAB Medicine at athlete injured in a 2010 car wreck who was the first person funding for a spinal cord injury program of education to receive stem cell treatment for SCI in an FDA-approved and research to be managed by the UAB Department of clinical trial. New Faculty Fast Forwarding Functional Neuro-Recovery UAB Medicine News 3 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The T. J. Atchison SCI Research Program includes a $400,000 line-item clinically relevant laboratory model of traumatic central Measures of Success 3 appropriation. “We are excited by this program’s potential nervous system injury in swine to evaluate new ways for finding a cure, alleviating SCI side effects, and educating to protect cells and promote regeneration and repair of 3 the public about developments in the field,” says Candace the injured spinal cord. “We will build on the success of Publications of Note Moving Beyond Stabilization: Trauma Team Adds Physiatrist 2 Featured Services • Information on how to refer rehabilitation patients to UAB Medicine • Information to help your rehabilitation patients navigate UAB Medicine The Alabama Legislature has provided significant 4 Floyd, PhD, who will direct the research effort. cardiovascular researchers in using swine models, which Mobile App Streamlines Worker’s Comp Service UAB to Test Concussion Drug for NFL The state legislation was modeled on California’s Roman Reed SCI Research Act. Atchison is a young Alabama The primary research focus will be to establish a are superior to rodents as an intermediate large-animal continued on page 2