Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery

A team of physician-scientists at the Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery at Methodist Rehabilitation Center translate basic neuroscience research into useful therapies that benefit patients suffering from neurological illnesses and injuries.

By building on the hospital’s reputation and strong commitment to research, this team is able to quickly move research findings from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside, thus bridging the gap between biomedical discoveries and their clinical application.

Over the past two decades, CNNR researchers have had their work published in some of the most prestigious journals and secured more than $8 million in funding for their projects from federal agencies, pharmaceutical and medical equipment industry, state organizations, the Wilson Research Foundation, other private foundations and the hospital itself.

Their accomplishments include:

  • Publishing nearly 300 peer-reviewed research articles or book chapters.
  • Making numerous presentations at national and international conferences.
  • Collaborating with scientists around the world.
  • Being twice named one of 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model System sites in the U.S. 
  • Garnering international recognition for being the first to report a link between West Nile virus and a polio-like form of paralysis.
  • Establishing the NeuroRebotics Lab with the state-of-art robotic equipment used for clinical and research purposes
  • Creating synergy with clinical services for the direct benefit of Methodist patients.

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