Owsley Brown Frazier Chair in Clinical Rehabilitation Research

School of Medicine

Established March 2002

This chair, named in honor of Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Institute benefactor Owsley Brown Frazier, was created with a $1 million gift from the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust and a $500,000 gift from Jewish Hospital to establish an endowed research chair in neurological rehabilitation.  The chair extends the mission of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center into the area of rehabilitation research and serves the community and state through clinical services provided at Frazier Rehab Institute.

A model for other states, the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Foundation generates money through a surcharge on speeding tickets to support promising research aimed at finding a cure for paralysis.