Frazier Rehab Institute, along with physicians and researchers from the University of Louisville, are proud to be designated as a Spinal Cord Injury Model System. Frazier Rehab is one of only fourteen centers in the nation to receive this designation. All centers collaborate to share patient data and advance the science of spinal cord injury treatment. The model system program is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is currently active through 2016 and funds a research project to better the field of spinal cord medicine. The grant program encompasses a full continuum of care including medical rehabilitation and treatment and psychological services.

Research Projects

As Lead Center

As Participating Center

Title Project Type Start Date End Date
SCIMS Data Set: Preparing for Future Changes Modular (Joint) 10/01/2012 09/30/2016
Neurological Recovery after Traumatic SCI Modular (Joint) 10/01/2011 09/30/2016
Equity and Quality in Assistive Technology (EQuATe) Modular (Joint) 10/01/2011 09/30/2016
Enhancement and Evaluation of the SCI-FI Instrument (SCI Functional Index Computer Adaptive Testing) Modular (Joint) 10/01/2011 09/30/2016
Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery and Post-Partum Outcomes of Women with and without SCI: An Observational Study Modular (Joint) 10/01/2011 09/30/2016
Kentucky Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Frazier Rehabilitation , Louisville,


Kentucky Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Research Center Staff

Daniel E. Graves, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Darryl Kaelin, M.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Susan Harkema, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Site Specific Research Project

Lori Clark, B.S.

Research Coordinator