MI-SCIMS Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System

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The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine and the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids were selected as one of 18 spinal cord injury (SCI) Centers of Excellence for SCI Research and Clinical Care in the United States. The MI-SCIMS aims to expand and enhance health management for all individuals living—and aging—with SCI in Michigan and throughout the United States. MI-SCIMS will participate in the SCIMS National Database, which is the world’s most extensive SCI database, containing information on almost 50,000 people injured since 1973.

MI-SCIMS will also disseminate resources and training to individuals with SCI, their families and caregivers, health care professionals, and the public in order to facilitate a continuum of care that extends from Emergency Medical Services at the time of injury to outpatient vocational services and long-term follow-up. 

SCIMS participants should contact us using the SCIMS email address: Michigan_SCIMS@med.umich.edu.

Core Components of MI-SCIMS

Learn More about The Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS)


The Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) Program began in 1970 to improve care and outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Learn more about the national SCIMS program here.

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