RIRC research during the Pandemic
The first fantastic news is that RIRC has been able to continue our spinal cord injury research uninterrupted even during March-May when almost all of the rest of UCI’s research was completely shut down. The reason we were allowed to continue is that our research was considered to be critical by university officials, in the same high priority category as research on Covid. We are very grateful for that because it recognizes that even in the midst of a horrible pandemic, other disorders are still recognized as important. The "critical research" designation also allowed us to complete some very exciting long-term research projects with spinal cord injured animals, which would otherwise have been interrupted, and would have had to re-start from the beginning.