Mission Statement
The mission of the Spinal Cord Damage Research Center is to improve quality of life and increase longevity by identifying, intervening, and/or preventing the secondary medical consequences of individuals with a spinal cord injury.

The investigators in our Center strive to make available to our health care providers a greater awareness and understanding of medical complications associated with reduced activity and paralysis. Better recognition and treatment of these adverse secondary conditions result in improved quality of medical care and quality of life for Veterans and non-Veterans with spinal cord injury. 


Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald (Left), with William A. Bauman, M.D., and Ann M. Spungen, Ph.D., Director and Associate Director of VA’s Rehabilitation Research & Development National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury who were awarded the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Science and Environment Medal, also known as the “Sammies.”


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Broadcast of The Run for the Worriors


At the Finsh Line... Run For The Warriors, Lindenhurst L.I. Oct. 20, 2012

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Spinal Cord Damage
Research Center
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10468

Phone: (718) - 584 - 9000
Fax: (718) - 741 - 4675

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