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Weldon Researchers Receive 5 of 14 ISCBI Grants

Five of the first research grants issued by the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Board have been awarded to faculty members at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Ji-Xin Cheng, Alyssa Panitch, Jenna Rickus, Riyi Shi, and Tom Talavage were selected from 32 proposals submitted for consideration.

One of the main purposes of the fund is to support research related to the treatment and cure of spinal cord and brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques and neural recovery.  The grants are worth $120,000 each over the course of two years. Although collaborations are encouraged, the research must all be done in Indiana.

Please join us in congratulating them on being selected in this initial round.