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UH Moment: Research on Spinal Cord Injuries Featured on Houston Public Radio.

HHP faculty Dr's. Thrasher and Simpson's research on spinal cord injuries was featured on KUHF 88.7 Houston Public Radio's UH Moment. UH Moment is a weekly feature heard on Wednesdays at 7:49 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Dr's. Thrasher and Simpson were recently awarded a grant from the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation’s Mission Connect project. The one-year study is titled “Immune responses to Functional Electrical Stimulation exercise in humans with spinal cord injury.”

The segment by Marisa Ramirez featured an interview with Dr. Thrasher, you can listen to the entire segment below:

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The article was also featured on the KUHF website, below is an excerpt from the article:

Funded by a grant from TIRR Foundation's Mission Connect, Thrasher and Simpson will spend 12 months investigating the immune systems of 30 patients before and after functional electrical stimulation exercise. Using facilities at the UH Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research in the Texas Medical Center and the UH Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, the study will examine 30 participants—10 with quadriplegia, 10 with paraplegia and 10 without spinal cord injuries. Simpson, an immunologist, will examine blood samples of study participants before and after exercise, investigating the quantity of immune cells.

Read the entire article on the KUHF website

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KUHF 88.7, Houston Public Radio, broadcast by the University of Houston, has featured the HHP department in various segments on the program UH moment. UH Moment is a weekly feature heard Wednesdays at 7:49 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Featured each week are students, faculty and administrators telling stories of the innovative research, programs and successes that make up the story of the University of Houston.

You can listen to more HHP stories previously featured on UH Moment here.

Check out the details of the TIRR grant in a previously featured news item.

More media mentions:

UH news release: UH Study Focuses on Immunity, Infection, Exercise and Spinal Cord Injured Patient

The Cypress Times