The Center for Brain & Spinal Cord Repair at The Ohio State University and The National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announce a 3 week-long comprehensive hands-on training program in experimental spinal cord injury (SCI). Instruction will be provided in:
(1) SCI modeling (e.g., laminectomy, contusion, transection; thoracic and cervical),
(2) acute and chronic animal care,
(3) outcomes assessments and tissue preparation/analysis (behavior, histopathology, image analysis) and
(4) clinical perspectives in SCI.
Options for specialized training include:
(1) mouse laminectomy/SCI,
(2) mouse locomotor analysis (BMS),
(3) anatomical tract tracing,
(4) intrathecal catheterization and intraspinal microinjection,
(6) advanced behavioral analysis,
(7) cell transplantation and
(8) rat electromyography.
The Spinal Cord Injury Training Program will be offered July 08-July 27, 2012. NINDS has provided significant support to offset curricular, travel and room/board expenses. Financial assistance is available based on need.
Additional details and application forms are available via the web at http://sci.osu.edu
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