Our hope is to provide our listeners with new and unique perspectives on spinal cord injuries and the research being done to uncover a cure.
Episode 1: Part 1 - Dr. Ann Parr
In this episode, we interview Dr. Ann Parr from the University of Minnesota!Dr. Parr received both her undergraduate degree and medical degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She then completed her PhD studies in neural stem cell transplantation for spinal cord injury during neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto. During this time she was affiliated with the Institute of Medical Science and the Clinical Investigator Program. She then received further training in complex spine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. After her training Dr. Parr came to the University of Minnesota where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, as well as the Vice Chair of Research, Medical Director for Spine, Neurotrauma Systemwide Program Lead, and Principal Investigator of the Parr Lab at the Stem Cell Institute. She is Past-Chair of both the Minnesota Neurosurgical Society and the Section for Women in Neurosurgery, a Joint Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.Dr. Parr is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and interested in finding new therapies for spinal cord injury. She is also a faculty member in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Stem Cell Institute. Dr. Parr's research centers on transplanting neural stem cells grown from a patient's own skin into the injured spinal cord. She has an active translational research laboratory, and is interested in examining mechanisms of functional recovery using techniques such as histology and immunohistochemistry, cell culture, optogenetics and animal modeling.Interested in watching these episodes?! Check out our YouTube playlist! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL40rLlxGS4VzgAjW8P6Pz1mVWiN0Jou3vIf you'd like to learn more about the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund you can visit our website at https://mcpf.org/Donations are always welcomed - https://mcpf.org/you-can-help/Thanks for listening!
Spinal Cast Trailer
The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund is starting a podcast! These monthly, 15-20 minute episodes are designed to provide a new and unique perspective on spinal cord injury and the research being done to uncover a cure. We're excited about what's to come and we hope you'll join us!Learn more at: https://mcpf.org/