Our researchers are known internationally for their dedication to science and the Guiding Principles for Ethical Research. We conduct research both independently and collaboratively as a lead or participating center.

A Health And Wellness Lifestyle Program To Support Community-Dwelling Persons With TBI And Their Caregivers
PIs: Laura Dreer, PhD and Tom Novack, PhD
Funding Source: NIDILRR

Return To Driving After Moderate-Severe TBI: Who, When, Where, And How Safe?
PIs: Laura Dreer, PhD and Tom Novack, PhD
Funding Source: NIDILRR

A Utilizing a Low-Carbohydrate/High-Protein Diet to Improve Metabolic Health in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
PI: Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PhD (Co-Is Barbara A. Gower, Andrea Cherrington, Robert Oster, Elliott J. Lefkowitz, and Amie McLain)
Recruiting individuals with spinal cord injury living in Alabama
Funding Source: NIDILRR

Changing the Trajectory of Non-Responders in a Home-Based Exercise Trial for People with Physical Disabilities: A Mixed Methods
PI: Jereme Wilroy, PhD
Funding Source: NIH-NCATS / UAB CCTS

Constraint-Induced Biofeedback Therapy (CIBT) for the Rehabilitation of High Cervical SCI Paralysis
PI: Victor Mark, MD and Edward Taub, PhD
Funding Source: PM&R Department Bridge Funding

Harnessing Neuroplasticity to Promote Rehabilitation: CI Therapy for TBI
PI: Edward Taub, PhD (CoPIs: Victor Mark, MD and Thomas Novack, PhD)
Funding Source: DoD

Post-stroke Aphasia and rTMS Treatment (PART) Study
PI: Jerzy Szflarski MD (CoPI: Victor Mark, MD)
Funding Source: NIH`

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Comparative Effectiveness of a Virtual Reality Platform for Neurorehabilitation of Hemiparesis
PI: Lynne Gauthier, PhD (Ohio State University) (Co-PI: Victor Mark, MD)
Funding Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

An Interactive Immersive Virtual Reality Walking Interface as Treatment for Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury
PI: Zina Trost, PhD (CoPI: Victor Mark, MD)
Funding Source: Craig Neilsen Foundation

Priming the Brain for Rehabilitation: Brain Stimulation followed by Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Adults with Severe Arm Paresis after Stroke
PI: Gitendra Uswatte, PhD (CoPI: Victor Mark, MD)
Funding Source: Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials, UAB

Utilizing Ketogenic Diet to Improve Neuro-recovery in Individuals With Spinal Cord iIjury (SCI): Diet intervention for individuals with acute SCI
PI: Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PhD
Funding Source: NIH-NCATS/UAB CCTS

Evaluation of a ketogenic diet for improvement of neurological recovery in individuals with acute spinal cord injury.
PI: Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PhD
Funding Source: NIH/NINR

Targeting the gut microbiome to improve insulin resistance in SCI
PI: Jia Li, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Funding Source: NIDILRR/Mary Switzer Research Fellowship

Targeting Skeletal Muscle to Improve Metabolic Health in Individuals With SCI: Electrical stimulation induced-exercise intervention for individuals with SCI
PI: Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PhD
Funding Source: NIH-NICHD

Utilizing High Protein/Low Carbohydrate Diet to Improve Metabolic Health in Individuals With SCI: Diet intervention for individuals with chronic SCI
PI: Amie McLain, MD and Ceren Yarar-FisheR, PhD
Funding Source: NIDILRR

Scale Up Project Evaluating Responsiveness to Home Exercise And Lifestyle Tele-Health (SUPERHEALTH)
PI: James Rimmer PhD (CoPIs: Jereme Wilroy, PhD and Amie McLain, MD)
Funding Source: NICHD

Mindfulness, Exercise and Nutrition To Optimize Resilience for Individuals With a Spinal Cord Injury (MENTOR)
PI: James Rimmer, PhD
Funding Source: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation