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Woman buying flowersAs a Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS), we focus on the full range of needs of people with spinal cord injuries by providing all levels of care, and by conducting innovative research and education.

U-M SCIMS operates within the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, ranked one of the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2012-2013.

The University of Michigan has been designated as a Spinal Cord Injury Model System (fact sheet) since 1985 by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Our currently funded grant cycle started in 2011 and runs through 2016: our NIDRR project number is H133N110002.

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