Research at Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center is a world-renowned center for neurological and neuromuscular research. Clinical studies are conducted in collaboration with leading experts at other hospitals, research centers, medical schools and universities around the world at Shepherd Center’s Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute.

Shepherd Center's research activities primarily focus on spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders.

The Center works to develop, refine and evaluate new treatments, drugs, surgical techniques, diagnostic tools and various therapy interventions.

Shepherd Center's research area also works to improve the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clinical services, as well as document the long-term effectiveness and benefits of rehabilitation to improve patient outcomes.

For more information about Shepherd Center research, call the Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute at 404-350-7581.