Dena R. Howland

Rebecca F. Hammond Endowed Chair for Spinal Cord Injury Research

School of Medicine

Dena R. Howland, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine in the department of neurological surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center; affiliate faculty in the department of anatomical sciences and neurobiology and the department of bioengineering; research career scientist of rehabilitation for VAMC; and scientific director of Kosair Charities Center of Excellence in Pediatric NeuroRecovery at UofL, joined the University of Louisville faculty in 2012.

Dr. Howland received her bachelor of science in occupational therapy from The Ohio State University in Columbus before earning her doctoral degree in anatomy and neurobiology from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Her research is supported by a VA RR&D; Career Scientist Award, and she has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications to her credit. In addition to her many research and teaching awards, Dr. Howland serves on the review panel for the Federal Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation and Research and co-chairs the grants committee of the Neural Recovery Network.