The NeuroRecovery Research Center, on the Houston-based TIRR Memorial Hermann campus, is now open.

TIRR Memorial Hermann treats patients with brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple trauma, amputation, and neurodegenerative diseases.

The NeuroRecovery Research center—a collaborative project among clinicians, scientists, and engineers—is part of a more than 42,000-square-foot building devoted to researching ways to treat and rehabilitate patients, per a media release from Memorial Hermann Health System.

“The NeuroRecovery Research Center will house a number of labs conducting different studies and trials at the same time,” says Gerard E. Francisco, MD, FAAPMR, chief medical officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann, director of NeuroRecovery Research Center, and Professor and Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department (PM&R) at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), in the release.

Carl Josehart, Sr Vice President and CEO, TIRR Memorial Hermann, concurs.

“This is an exciting time at TIRR as we take the research component of our rehabilitation services to the next level,” he says. “This state-of-the-art facility will provide researchers with the tools to pioneer new advances in rehabilitative medicine and get our patients back to the life they love.”

TIRR Memorial Hermann is currently taking part in a clinical trial aimed at assessing Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) during rehabilitation for improved upper limb motor function following a stroke, according to the release.

[Source(s): Memorial Hermann Health System, PR Newswire]