Our researchers are looking for answers to these questions (and many others):
causes of tips and falls from wheelchairs be avoided?
Is there a better
way to transport
to mitigate further
Click on any of the bubbles to see the different labs involved!
substitutes to treat
Can a particular
diet be effective in
damage to the spinal
cord after injury?
drugs in new ways as
strategies of cell
are safe and
we improve bladder health?
Can episodes of
dangerously high blood pressure be prevented?
What are the
Clinical interventions after SCI
be used effectively
in rehabilitation for
Can a peer-
led wheelchair training program improve
In what ways
regular exercise improve quality of life for people
ICORD’s mission is to conduct research and training towards the development and translation of more effective strategies promoting prevention of spinal cord injury, functional recovery, and improved quality of life after SCI. Our vision is broad, and therefore, our strategy is not to focus solely on a narrow definition of ‘cure’ for SCI, but rather, to foster excellence across the entire research continuum that affects the lives of those with SCI. This includes preclinical discovery science, the development of therapies for acute and chronic SCI, and solutions for successful and fulfilled living with SCI.
ICORD’s research activities revolve around these four strategic goals:
1. Prevention of SCI
2. Acceleration of SCI cures/treatments
3. Improving the quality of life for people with SCI
4. Supporting activities of our partners
If you would like to participate in ICORD research studies, click here.
For detailed information about what’s going on at ICORD, see the individual researcher profiles here.