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Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR)

Research project focuses on injured veterans

A new research project funded by the Department of Defense, "Developing a Meaningful Life: Social Reintegration of Service Members and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury," will focus on psycho-social issues associated with recovery from spinal cord injury. Investigators will survey military service members and veterans who survive battlefield trauma with spinal cord injuries in order to determine how they make the transition back to social participation with their families and communities. Dr. Seth Messinger (Sociology) is the principal investigator. This project is being conducted in partnership with Wayne State University.