Kim Anderson-Erisman, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor and the Director of Education for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her research has focused on translational investigations and bridging the gap between basic science, clinical science, and the public community living with spinal cord injury (SCI). Her training spans the spectrum of SCI research, from cellular and molecular studies, to whole animal and behavioral studies, to human clinical research. She has conducted a multi-center clinical study evaluating the reliability and validity of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure in the US healthcare setting. Several of her studies have focused on obtaining the perspective of people living with SCI on various aspects of research, including functional priorities, acceptable benefits and risks, preferences for neuroprosthetics, and exercise participation. Her current projects focus on 1) aging related changes in bladder health after SCI, 2) determining the minimum amount of exercise and locomotor training required for clinical trials targeting chronic SCI, and 3) identifying the facilitators and barriers to clinical trial participation from the SCI consumer perspective. In addition to pursuing her own research regarding chronic injury, she is part of the leadership team running the Schwann cell transplantation clinical trials at the University of Miami.
- Non-Invasive Paired Stimulation and Anklebot Robot to Improve Lower Extremity Motor Recovery in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal cord injury: Using cortical targets to improve motor function
- 43 Disability Protesters outside of Senate Mitch McConnell’s office arrested over proposed severe Medicaid cuts.
- Interaction of reactive astrocytes with type I collagen induces astrocytic scar formation through the integrin–N-cadherin pathway after SCI
- SCI Stem-cell pioneer enters the political field in California
- Patients with Complete Paralysis Show Additional Recovery of Arm, Hand and Finger Function at 9-months After Treatment with Asterias’ AST-OPC1
- Induction of immune tolerance by short-course immunosuppresion after spinal grafting of allogeneic neural precursors in pigs with previous chronic spinal cord traumatic injury.
- Growth Hormone Improves Sensory Function in Complete Spinal Injury
- Promoting targeted reinnervation of phrenic motor neurons and restoration of respiratory function using BDNF after SCI
- New Pathways for Recovery of Function Following Paralysis
- The Impact of combination biologics on treadmill quadrupedal locomotion after spinal cord hemi-contusion in non-human primates
- Breakthrough Regenerative Therapeutics Company Establishes Scientific Advisory Board
- Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries
- Discovery Offers New Hope to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries
- Robotic platform maximizing gravity-dependent gait interactions to train standing and walking after neurological disorders
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