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Giving Hope to Many People with Paralysis
Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Adam Kaplin graduated from Yale University before receiving his MD and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplin currently has a joint appointment as a Clinician-Researcher in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins where he focuses his research on immune-mediated mechanisms of depression and cognitive impairment in CNS autoimmune diseases. He is the principle psychiatric consultant to the Johns Hopkins Multiple sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis Centers.

Dr. Kaplin is the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Montel Williams MS Foundation, and a Medical Advisor to the Cody Unser First Step Foundation (CUFSF), the Transverse Myelitis Association (TMA), the Johns Hopkins Project RESTORE, and the Nancy Davis MS Foundation.  Learn about Dr. Kaplin

Additional Resources:

Learn more about Spinal Cord Injuries | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library

Read “Scuba Diving Improves Function of Body, Mind in Vets with Spinal Cord Injury”  | A Johns Hopkins Press Release

Cody Unser First Step Foundation (CUFSF)
CUFSF is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising research funds, public awareness and quality of life for those afflicted with all forms of spinal cord-related paralysis.

Sea of Change
Learn more about the documentary chronicling the SCUBA research led by Dr. Kaplin and Dr. Becker

CBS News Report
Watch the CBS New report, “Scuba Diving Could Raise Hope for the Paralyzed”, with Sanjay Gupta.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)
Their mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease. They provide active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone
A not-for-profit spinal cord injury educational knowledge base. The mission of The Spinal Cord Injury Zone is to archive important Spinal Cord Injury News and Spinal Cord Injury Information for education and awareness.


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