The University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury
(UPMC-SCI)

UPMC-SCI is one of 14 research and clinical sites in the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (SCIMS) network. UPMC-SCI provides a continuum of care beginning with emergency response, continues with comprehensive acute medical treatment and rehabilitation through utilization of assistive technology services and vocational rehabilitation.UPMC research, which focuses on assistive technology and the prevention of upper limb pain related to over use, aims to improve the participation and quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury.

Principal Investigator: Michael Boninger, MD

UPMC-SCI Website: University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Model Center: brochure.


NeuroRehabilitation Education and Rehabilomics Research
a TBI model system center

The University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Traumatic Brain Injury (UPMC-TBI) is one of 16 research and clinical sites in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) network. UPMC-TBI’s continuum of care, like our SCI model system, begins at the emergency response scene and spans acute hospitalization, rehabilitation, and on to community reintegration. The rich research resources available within our TBI model system has led to a new approach we call "Rehabilomics®". In short, Rehabilomics® is a concept developed by our multidisciplinary team describing a personalized approach to rehabilitation research and translated to personalized rehabilitation care.

Principal Investigator: Amy K. Wagner, MD

UPMC-TBI Website: NeuroRehabilitation Education and Rehabilomics Research