Brad Willingham, Ph.D., Receives Innovations in Well-Being Award
In December 2023, Brad Willingham, Ph.D., a clinical research scientist at Shepherd Center's Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute, was named one of the International Progressive MS Alliance’s Innovations in Well-Being Award recipients. The highly competitive award funds the first phase of a large-scale program of research to identify and implement solutions to some of the most challenging symptoms that people with progressive MS experience, with the potential for further funding based on results to be reported in mid-2025.
Dr. Willingham is using data collected from wearable sensors to allow clinicians to monitor symptoms in people with progressive multiple sclerosis. Clinicians can use the data to improve treatment plans for patients remotely, in real-time.
Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.