The Foundation of Advances in Clinical Care

A major goal of the department is to continue a long tradition of research into the nervous system. Laboratory research into the basic mechanisms of neurological disease is one arm of this research effort. Yale is at the forefront of basic science research in the area of spinal cord and nerve tissue regeneration. The other arm is clinical research where our experience with past patients is studied to determine the best treatment for future patients. These efforts ensure that we will remain on the leading edge of medical science, providing state-of-the-art care for present and future patients.

Current clinical research includes investigations into how to minimize spinal cord injury at the time of trauma to prevent further damage and to enhance recovery.