The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) on the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) was the first civilian spinal cord injury rehabilitation facility in the country. As such, it has nearly 60 years of experience providing comprehensive care, as well as innovative research and educational opportunities for individuals with SCI. NERSCIC is also one of the original Model Systems for spinal cord injury care, first awarded this honor in 1973. It is one of only 14 Model Systems funded for the 2011-2016 grant cycle.
Today, NERSCIC has created a unique organizational model among SCI Model System Centers in having forged a regional partnership of a major academic research institution, Boston University School of Public Health in Boston, MA, with two outstanding clinical institutions: Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT and the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT. Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, based in NH and MA, serves as an affiliated partner of the NERSCIC Network.
The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Network is funded by grant #90S15013 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.