Helmsley Trust's three-year, $1.5 million grant boosts pediatric spinal cord injury research

Children with spinal cord injuries will be able to benefit from KSCIRC's Dr. Andrea Behrman’s groundbreaking research, thanks to a three-year, $1.5 million grant provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

“The work of Dr. Behrman and her team is a perfect example of the goal of every researcher at the UofL Health Sciences Center -- transforming peoples’ lives through creating and translating into actions new knowledge about how to prevent, treat and cure medical issues,” said James Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville, in announcing the grant at a news conference Sept. 4. “We are very excited and grateful that the Helmsley Charitable Trust shares our vision and is providing significant support to help us achieve this ambitious objective.”

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Andrea Behrman, PhD, speaks at a news conference Sept. 4, 2014.