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Spinal Injury Project
Clinical Trial on Track For 2020 In September 2019 the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation announced an independent contract research organisation (CRO) has been appointed to progress a potential human clinical trial in 2020 as part of the Spinal Injury Project with Griffith University. The major research therapy is currently Australia’s greatest hope of a […]
As part of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation launched their SIP Week fundraising campaign at TSS on the Gold Coast. Perry Cross delivered an inspiring address to the Year 11 students and discussed mindfulness, setting goals, working hard and developing meaning and purpose in life. The year 11 students […]
The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation is very proud to be announced as a charity beneficiary of the 2020 Gold Coast Fundraising Ball. The Gold Coast Fundraising Ball, formerly known as the Bruce Lynton Charity Ball, was founded by Bruce and Beric Lynton back in 2001. Since then it has grown to become one of […]
Spinal Injury Project
In September 2019 the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation announced it will provide an additional $86,666 in funding to Griffith University’s  Spinal Injury Project. The funds are to support the development of a new generation of nerve bridges to repair the injured spinal cord. The Spinal Injury Project team has recently developed a new technology […]
Spinal Injury Project
Dr Tanja Eindorf is a Research Fellow/Veterinary Surgeon who conducts pre-clinical spinal cord injury models in mice and is one member of the SIP team bringing us a big step closer to developing a treatment for spinal paralysis in humans. 1) Name / where you’re from? Dr Tanja Eindorf, born in Germany, but have been […]
Spinal Injury Project
Dr Ronak Reshamwala is a man with a plan! His role in the project is to drastically improve approaches to spinal cord surgery and find unique and innovative methods behind managing patients on their road to recovery. 1) Name / where you’re from? Dr Ronak Reshamwala, MBBS, Master in Medical Science and Technology. I’m from […]
Spinal Injury Project
Mo Chen is our Ph.D student with a big vision and even bigger dreams. His complete passion and dedication for The Spinal Injury Project has seen Mr.Chen tackle the role of creating revolutionary 3D cell culture techniques for the Olfactory Ensheathing Cell (OEC)-based transplantation therapy. 1) Name / where you’re from? My name is Mr […]
Over the years I have received countless phone calls from families and people who have unfortunately sustained a spinal cord injury. The calls are emotional and full of pain, fear and uncertainty. We talk about how to make things easier with care, travel and the basics in life and we also talk about the very […]
Research , Spinal Injury Project
PhD student Matthew Barker is working to improve a cell transplantation therapy to repair the injured spinal cord. He is in his final year of the PhD and is due to finish at the end of 2019. He has made a breakthrough discovery by identifying a new protein that can be used as a tool […]
Dr Sally Martin graduated from the University of London (UK) with a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She subsequently moved to The University of Queensland, where she worked in both the Institute for Molecular Biosciences and the Queensland Brain Institute, before moving to the laboratory of Prof Wolvetang at the AIBN (Australian Institute for […]
Spinal Injury Project
Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg is our Swedish superstar, and the brains behind cell regeneration! 1) Name / where you’re from? Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg, from Sweden. 2) Current role within the Spinal Injury Project? I am a chief investigator of the Spinal Injury Project , which involves managing part of the project that focuses on […]
A special thanks to Steve Ralph who recently donated $10,000 to the Foundation to help get us one step closer to a cure, who recently wrote to us: On 9 December 2017, I suffered a severed spinal injury, fracturing my C4 vertebrae in a very simple recreational accident, swimming in a pool and hitting my […]
Kate and Rob recently celebrated their 60th birthday at a spectacular birthday party in Italy. In lieu of presents Kate and Rob requested donations to the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. They decided that they did not need any more ‘things’ so chose a charity close to their heart. Five years ago the son of […]
To mark 25 years since Perry’s injury the Foundation hosted the Everything is Possible Gala Dinner on the 23rd March 2019. It was an unforgettable evening with over 750 guests in attendance. “As you may imagine Saturday was a very emotional day for me as it marked 25 years since my injury. I am never […]
Research , Spinal Injury Project
Griffith University is calling on people living with SCI and SCI carers to complete a survey as part of the Spinal Injury Project. Purpose: Exploring perspectives of activity-based therapies for the spinal cord injury (SCI) community. (GU Ref No: 2019/159) Types of volunteers needed: The Griffith University Spinal Injury Project is looking for volunteers (1) with […]

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