The Susan J. Harkema Pediatric NeuroRecovery Research Award honors Dr. Susan Harkema recognizing her enduring generosity in sharing her vision to advance recovery for adults with spinal cord injury to children with SCI, the contributions of her research as the foundation and catalyst for recovery, and her unwavering support of the Pediatric NeuroRecovery Program. The award was established in 2022 by the Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery.
This Year’s 2022 Recipients are:
Dr. Yury Gerasimenko
Dr. Gerasimenko is the first recipient of this award, awarded on May 20, 2022, is Dr. Yury Gerasimenko of the University of Louisville, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, whose work embodies these three characteristics: generosity in sharing his work to advance recovery in children with SCI, contributions of research as a foundation and catalyst for recovery, and unwavering support of the Pediatric NeuroRecovery Program.
Dr. Goutam Singh
Dr. Singh is the second recipient of this award, awarded on May 20, 2022, is Dr. Goutam Singh of Spalding University and the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center as a visiting scientist. This award recognizes this early career scientist and his dedication in research in pediatric SCI relative to respiratory function, trunk control, and neuromodulation and his unwavering support of the Pediatric NeuroRecovery Program.
A gift of $5,000 was donated to the Shelley A. Trimble Pediatric NeuroRecovery Fund at the University of Louisville on behalf of the awardees. The Trimble fund provides assistance for children with SCI and their families to fill the gaps in insurance, funding for clinical services at UofL Health – Frazier Rehab Institute and travel and lodging for children and families participating in research at the Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery.