A Crohn’s disease and inflammatory arthritis diagnosis kept Kelly Owens from working and enjoying life due to constant pain. A clinical trial in the new field of bioelectronic medicine used electrical impulses to stimulate a nerve in her neck. Kelly felt relief from her pain only eight weeks later.
The Nicholas Institute for Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital is the world’s first hospital-based facility committed solely to the study of sports medicine. Since 1973 it has transformed sports rehab and served nearly one million patients.
Researchers at the Feinstein Institute and Northwell Health doctors are combining science and medicine to create breakthroughs in health care that are then translated into clinical practice. Research happens throughout our entire footprint.
A son’s brain injury fuels 30 years of transformational giving to spur on research, particularly in the exciting new field of bioelectronic medicine—the convergence of neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, and bioengineering, which is producing startling new devices to improve patient lives.
The first-ever 3D printed, amphibious prosthetic leg, called The Fin, is allowing Marine Corps veteran Dan Lasko to get back in the pool with his sons. The Fin, which goes seamlessly from walking to swimming, was developed at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research using bioprinting.
New Karches Neural Bypass and Brain-Computer Interface Laboratory at the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine is developing technology that decodes and reroutes signals from the brain to the muscles, providing hope for those suffering from paralysis and brain injury.