Category Archives: Advocacy

U.S. Capitol Police arrest people in wheelchairs inside the Capitol Rotunda over Trumpcare Health Bill

A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says 54 people, many in wheelchairs, were arrested Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda as they protested the health care bill being considered in the House. Spokeswoman Eva Malecki says the 41 women and 13 men … Continue reading

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U2FP Advocates Fire Up SCI Research Funding at W2W

Building on the successful model developed in Minnesota, U2FP Advocacy Director Matthew Rodreick is working with local advocates in additional states to pursue research funding at the state level. In Pennsylvania, the local group has already had a bill introduced … Continue reading

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Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) Opposes REGROW Act, Risks to Patients Cited

Read the Full Article From “The Niche”: Paul Knoepfler Lab stem cell blog “I want to send kudos to ARM and its more than 250 members. For years in this debate there was a bright line between the academics as … Continue reading

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“Spinal Cord Injury Research Support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)” Lyn Jakeman, PhD

Dr. Jakeman discusses the organization of the NIH and its role in funding of research programs on spinal cord injury and related topics. The talk will include an overview of the landscape of spinal cord injury research program support and … Continue reading

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“Advocating with Your Mind and Body” – Josh Basile

Josh delivered the Keynote Address at the 2015 Working 2 Walk Symposium. He suffered a spinal cord injury in 2004 and since that time has been an engaged advocate, providing resources for the community through his websites for Determined2Heal and … Continue reading

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CPN Joins the White House Today in Celebrating Open Innovation

Today, CPN President and CEO Ida Cahill joins Federal, state, and local government leaders, non-profit staff and private-sector supporters at a special event in D.C., titled All Hands on Deck: Solving Complex Problems through Prizes and Challenges, at Georgetown’s Downtown … Continue reading

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“Confessions of Amateur Activists”

“Confessions of Amateur Activists” – Kate Willette, Matthew Rodreick & Rob Wudlick Working 2 Walk is a fabulous conference where attendees have the opportunity to hear from, meet with, and connect to, leading researchers and advocates — all of whom … Continue reading

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Working 2 Walk Symposium Registration Sept. 27-28, 2015 – Bethesda, MD is now open!

Working 2 Walk is a two-day Science & Advocacy Symposium; you have the option to register for both days or your choice of individual days. The Working 2 Walk 2015 Symposium provides an affordable, accessible opportunity for members of the … Continue reading

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The latest in SCI research with Peggy Assinck of ICORD (stem cells)

Peggy Assinck, a PhD researcher at ICORD, speaks about the biology of spinal cord injury and why cell transplantation might be a useful thing. She also touches on recent research that has caught the medias attention looking at cell transplantation … Continue reading

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James Shepherd – “Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Lives”

This is a video showing the amazing journey of James Shepherd while living with a spinal cord injury. This August is 40 years for the hospital called Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia, one of the top spinal cord trauma centers … Continue reading

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