Paralyzed Veterans of America recently announced it has awarded Lynnette Montgomery, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Louisville, with the 2015 Fritz Krauth Award.
Through a postdoctoral scholarship from Paralyzed Veterans, Montgomery conducted a study on the use of activity-based rehabilitation to improve the symptoms of bladder dysfunction following spinal cord injury (SCI). The study was conducted during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Louisville, according to a press release from Paralyzed Veterans of America.
The Fritz Krauth Award is named for the late Fritz Krauth, a navy veteran who incurred a SCI as a naval aviator. Krauth was a member of Paralyzed Veterans and provided a donation to the group to support research initiatives approved by the organization’s research foundation.
“I am grateful to be recognized by Paralyzed Veterans of America, and to have the opportunity to give back to those who have given so much. I am pleased my research will have a positive impact on the quality of life for SCI patients,” Montgomery stated in a press release.
“Paralyzed Veterans of America is dedicated to advancing research for spinal cord injury and dysfunction and supporting leading medical experts, such as Dr. Montgomery,” Sherman Gillums Jr., deputy executive director of Paralyzed Veterans, stated in the release. “Her breakthrough findings will improve the life of veterans and every person living with SCI. It will also ensure they have the means to pursue a life undefined by disability.”