About the Center

The University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury (UPMC-SCI) is one of 14 nationally recognized centers of excellence that provides comprehensive services to individuals with spinal cord injury.

UPMC-SCI provides a continuum of care beginning with emergency response, continues with comprehensive acute medical treatment and rehabilitation, through utilization of assistive technology services and vocational rehabilitation. UPMC-SCI also contributes to the assessment of long-term outcomes of individuals with spinal cord injury through our enrollment of participants in the National Spinal Cord Injury Database. UPMC-research, which focuses on assistive technology and the prevention of upper limb pain related to over use, aims to improve the participation and quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury.