Research Opportunities

MNSCIMS researchers are enrolling for several research opportunities. Please see below for detailed information.

University of Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Research Registry

A research recruitment registry for the spinal cord injury (SCI) community to help match individuals with SCI with SCI related research, news, and events in Minnesota. Learn more about the registry here.

QIGONG to Help Relieve Neuropathic Pain

The Brain Body Mind Lab is recruiting participants with spinal cord injury (paraplegia or quadriplegia) and neuropathic pain to investigate the effect of QIGONG on relieving neuropathic pain and improving brain function related to pain. Please contact Dr. Ann Van de Winckel ([email protected]) for more information. 

Powered Hand Grip Orthosis for Functional Independence

HealthPartners (Regions Hospital) is recruiting for a study to determine if a powered handgrip device concept meets the user requirements of individuals living with cervical spinal cord injury and their care partners. Call (651) 495-6363 or email [email protected] for more information.

Adaptive Exercise Program for Chronic Inflammation

HealthPartners (Regions Hospital) is recruiting for a study to examine the effect of an adaptive 12-week exercise program on chronic inflammation in patients with spinal cord injury. Call (651) 495-6363 or email [email protected] for more information.

Up-LIFT Clinical Trial

University of Minnesota researchers are seeking participants for a clinical trial to assess upper extremity performance individuals with spinal cord injury using the LIFT System to deliver non-invasive electrical spinal stimulation. Call (612) 625-2661 or email [email protected] for more information. 


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