Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Model Systems Researcher Becomes Co-Project Director
Keith Tansey, M.D., Ph.D. recently became co-project director of the Southeastern Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System. He replaces David F. Apple, Jr., M.D., who retired from that position in January. Dr. Tansey has also recently been named Secretary-Treasurer of the American Spinal Injury Association. He is also a member of the SCI Common Data Elements Working Group (NINDS/NIH) and is a member of the scientific review board for the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Dr. Tansey participated in a recent Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor (SCOPE) meeting in Zurich, Switzerland to share electrophysiological techniques currently being used in the Shepherd Center SCIMS research project entitled: "Evaluation of an Improved Method to Assess and Follow the Recovery of Motor Control in SCI." Dr. Tansey and SCIMS physical therapist LeslieVanhiel, DPT, are members of the Planning Group, Advanced Robotic Therapy Integrated Center (ARTIC), an international users group to facilitate research among Lokomat users. Furthermore, Dr. Tansey has received subspecialty certification in neural repair and rehabilitation.