Derby City Spinal Cord Injury Association News

Spinal Cord Injury Research Study

Published: April 26, 2016

Effects of activity dependent plasticity on recovery of bladder and sexual function after human spinal cord injury

The purpose of this study is to improve our understanding of how various forms of exercise may influence recovery of bladder and sexual function in the SCI population.

Research Coordinator: April Herrity, Ph.D. (502-587-4461) More Information »

Effects of activity dependent plasticity on recovery of bladder and sexual function after SCI

Published: February 16, 2016

Introduction and Background Information:

You are invited to participate in a research study because disease or injury to the spinal cord has impaired your ability to walk. This study is being conducted by Susan Harkema, PhD, and Charles Hubscher, PhD. The study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and will take place at Frazier Rehab Center. Approximately 40 local individuals with spinal cord injury will be invited to participate in this study. Your participation in this study will last for up to 6 months. If you are pregnant, anticipate pregnancy or are nursing you are not eligible to participate in this study. More Information »

Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2007

Published: November 28, 2006

sherry2007Sherry Hixenbaugh is the new titleholder and was crowned in November as Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2007.

She is an employee of Jefferson Community College in Louisville. Sherry believes that a positive attitude and determination will take you beyond life’s obstacles. She believes everyone has the responsiblity to vote and keep knowledgable concerning political leaders because their decisions on social services can affect your lifestyle.

Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky is available for speaking engagements and appearances and looking forward to an amazing year. More Information »

Join The Ms. Wheelchair America Organization!

Published: May 6, 2006


Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky

The mission of the Ms. Wheelchair America Program Inc. is to provide an opportunity for women of achievement who utilize wheelchairs to successfully educate and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

You can be part of Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky ! You too can be part of this dynamic group of women in Kentucky. More Information »

Experimental Therapy Could Offer New Way To Treat Spine Damage

Published: August 1, 2005

photo_002An experimental therapy that combines stem cells and gene therapy to repair spinal cord injuries in rats may lead to a new way to treat the same injury in humans.

The therapy, described in the July 27 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows significant potential for repairing the spinal cord by regenerating a protective coating on the nervous system, said lead researcher Scott Whittemore of the University of Louisville. More Information »

Handicapped zone penalty now $250

Published: March 21, 2005

david3-2005-5Fines for illegally parking in a handicapped space in Kentucky rose to $250 in July, but you might not know it by reviewing court records for the law’s first six months.

According to a report prepared for The Courier-Journal by the Administrative Office of the Courts, there were 206 cases in 25 counties of someone being charged with illegal parking in a handicapped zone in Kentucky between the time the law took effect July 13 and Jan. 31. More Information »