About the Zablocki VA Medical Center Laboratories
Spinal Cord Injury
Current Spinal Cord Injury research at the ZVAMC labs combines clinical and basic science practices to investigate imaging, function following injury, and reanimation.Learn More
Preclinical Traumatic Brain Injury
ZVAMC's Preclinical Traumatic Brain Injury research includes the evaluation of mild to severe, closed-head traumatic brain injury caused by sport, blast, or rotation.Learn More
ZVAMC's Spine Biomechanics research program seeks to provide patient-specific modeling of the spine to aid in treatment planning and create personalized solutions to patients suffering from spine disorders.Learn More
Trauma Biomechanics research at the ZVAMC labs includes investigations into human tolerance to injury, mechanisms of injury, methods of investigating injury, as well as the design and evaluation of related interventions.Learn More
Recent NewsSee All Neurosurgery News
Avalon Action Alliance Donates $12.5 Million to Create Traumatic Brain Injury Program in Partnership with the Neuroscience Institute
April 27, 2023
Milwaukee will be home to the Midwest’s first program designed specifically to treat mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or concussions) in veterans and first responders.
Addressing Traumatic Brain Injury Worldwide
October 4, 2022
MCW neurosurgery faculty co-author article published in The Lancet Neurology journal that notes advances made in diagnosing and treating TBI, including biomarkers that may better pinpoint TBI injuries than clinical decisions, and a decrease in mortality among moderate and severe injuries.
MCW Neurosurgeon-Scientist Seeks to Unlock the Mysteries of the Brain Through Research with Tumors
September 27, 2022
Dr. Max Krucoff is developing surgical techniques to make tumor removals safer and more complete.
Dr. Michael McCrea Receives 2022 Sports Neuropsychology Society Distinguished Career Award
April 28, 2022
The Sports Neuropsychology Society (SNS) announced Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP as recipient of this year’s Distinguished Career Award.
Dr. Kathleen Schmainda Receives Perfect Score on NCI MPI R01 to Establish a Consensus DSC-MRI Protocol
March 14, 2022
Kathleen M. Schmainda, PhD, professor of biophysics, collaborates with researchers from MCW, Brown University, Barrow Neurological Institute, and Mayo Clinic.
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