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Regenerative Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury and Neuropathic Pain Programs


Scientific Program Manager

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Audrey Kusiak, PhD

Audrey Kusiak, PhD, received her doctoral degree in Neuroscience from the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in 1992 and completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Neuromorphology at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry at Martinsried, Germany. She became an Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Baltimore, Maryland, and then a Research Scientist at the NIA. Prior to her current position, Dr. Kusiak was the Acting Director of the Defense Spinal Cord and Column Injury Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a Program Analyst in the Repair and Plasticity Cluster at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She represents VA ORD on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), the VHA National Pain Management Coordinating Committee, the National Academy of Science's Regenerative Medicine Forum, and the DoD/VA Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma (CENC) Advisory Board.

For inquiries regarding the RR&D Regenerative Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury and Neuropathic Pain Programs, please contact: email Audrey Kusiak, PhD or phone (202) 443-5765.