Module 2 – Lesson 3, Part 2: Pediatric Web-Based Field Trips

1: Model Systems Tour (REQUIRED)

This web field trip is intended to give the student links to all spinal cord injury model systems. Presently, there are 14 systems and 5 Form II centers sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. The programs serve as a Model for the treatment of SCI, conduct data collection, and participate in research. Each program has unique components. Please visit several of the following sites to familiarize yourself with the information provided by each.

SCI Model Systems of Care 

UAB Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA

The Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Injury System
Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO

South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System
University of Miami, Miami, FL

Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System
Shepherd Center, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System (MRSCIS)
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Kentucky Regional Model Spinal Cord Injury System
Frazier Rehabilitation, Louisville, KY

New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Network
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT

Spaulding-Harvard Spinal Cord Injury System
Spaulding Rehabilitation, Boston, MA
617-573-2862 or

University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System
Ann Arbor, MI

Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System
Kessler Foundation Research Center, West Orange, NJ

Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury
Pittsburgh, PA

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
University of Washington, Seattle WA

Form II Centers

These centers were previously funded Model Systems and continue to collect Form II follow-up data. New participants are not enrolled.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA
(408) 885-2383

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR)
Memorial Hermann
Houston, TX

Model Systems are funded on a 5-year basis. A list of spinal cord injury model systems can be found at: Many of these sites provide information on their programs as well as information related to spinal cord injury. Keep these sites in your resource list for future reference.

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