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Postdocs Parker and Szpara Awarded NJ Spinal Cord Grant

The New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research (NJCSCR) awarded more than $1.67 million to New Jersey

institutions and scientists in the initial round of 2007 spinal cord research grants. These grants are issued twice annually to encourage original spinal cord studies in the Garden State and expand the state's status as an international leader in medical research.

Tracy D. Parker and Moriah L. Szpara of the Enquist lab were awarded $362,000 supporting their proposal entitled Elucidating Alpha-Herpesvirus interactions with host neurons

"The Commission has provided nearly $20 million to spinal cord research in just six years, and we are seeing advances in the science of spinal cord injury treatment in each grant cycle," said Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.  "Over the next few years we expect these grantees to move their research into cutting edge trials for the more than 6000 New Jerseyans suffering from spinal cord injuries."

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