Naomi Kleitman, PhD: “Translating SCI Research: What are the Challenges?”

Presented at the 2008 Workshop at the University of Georgia.

“Translating SCI Research (Cellular Therapies): What are the Challenges?” Dr. Naomi Kleitman discusses NIH funding protocol for SCI clinical trials. Note: SCI = Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Naomi Kleitman, PhD, joined NINDS in 2001 as a Program Director in Repair and Plasticity. Her interest is in spinal cord injury research and the development of successful strategies for CNS repair and restoration of function. Translation of fundamental research on neural repair and axonal growth to clinical studies that apply these basic principles is a major goal.