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The Harris Family Foundation Makes $10 Million Gift to Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Harris Foundation directed a $10 million gift to the capital campaign for AbilityLab, the state-of-the-art research hospital, set to open in early 2017

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Mike and Lindy Keiser Make Significant Gift to Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The gift — the amount of which is confidential — has been directed to the capital campaign for the AbilityLab, RIC’s state-of-the-art research hospital.

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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Announces $10 Million Gift from the Regenstein Foundation

Regenstein Foundation gives large gift to support the Center for Bionic Medicine in RIC’s new, state-of-the-art hospital.

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Scientists study Placebo effects on chronic pain

Pain Management: Placebo Sweet Spot for Pain Identified in Brain

New technology will enable targeted pain medication based on individual’s brain response and allow clinical trials to more accurate weed out placebo responders


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3D Imaging of Muscles Points to Potential Treatments for Muscle Diseases and Injuries

A new form of 3D imaging of muscles has allowed researchers to “see” inside muscle and trace long cables made up of a protein called collagen.


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Classic Video Game System Used to Improve Understanding of the Brain

RIC researcher uses Donkey Kong to help guide new approaches in neuroscience.


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Leora Cherney, PhD, Named Research Chair for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Dr. Cherney to serve as chair of Think + Speak Lab within RIC’s new research hospital.

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Rehabilitation Institute Receives $10M for Research Hospital

Inspired by Mark’s journey at RIC and the unwavering support of his wife, Margaret, Timothy and Sharon Ubben have contributed $10 million in support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, RIC’s state-of-the-art research hospital.


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New Mom Recovers from Stroke After Birth of First Baby

Heather experienced every new mother's nightmare: a sudden stroke after birth. After visiting RIC, and her family's support, she now keeps up with her son.

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Brett walks out after TBI

Back to College After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Brett suffered a severe TBI after a skiing accident. Through our Amicous Program, daily speech therapy and inpatient care he walked out of the hospital.

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Tara's story

Active After Breast Cancer

Tara, diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2016 during a regular mammogram, was training for a 10-mile race. How would treatment affect her active lifestyle?

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An Active Life with Cerebral Palsy

Born with CP, Michelle started receiving rehabilitation when she was only 6. Since then, she has made amazing changes and now leads a full, active teenage life.

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