WASHINGTON, March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday March 7, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will meet with staff and medical professionals at the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia.
Fattah will meet with Dr. Jack Carroll, President and CEO of Magee, along with representatives from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and staff from the rehabilitation center. During the tour Fattah will see the NeuroRecovery Network's Locomotor Training Clinic, a rehabilitative approach for persons with neurologic dysfunction. Magee's experience with Locomotor Training has allowed them to be one of two founding members of the NeuroRecovery Network sponsored by the Reeve Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The visit comes as part of the Congressman's efforts to heighten awareness of neurological diseases and disorders, and strengthen federal funding for brain research. In 2011, he created the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative to increase public-private partnerships around brain research, and expand research collaboration in efforts to find cures and treatments for brain disease and disorders.
Through the Neuroscience Initiative, Fattah has been engaged with local hospitals and research centers—and nationwide organizations—to strengthen healthcare innovation, technology, and treatments for those suffering from neurological disorders.
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah