Neuropathic Pain Identification Study

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Validation of hsa-MiR-19a-3p and hsa-MiR-19b-3p as Novel Biomarkers of SCI-Induced Neuropathic Pain



University of Minnesota researchers are seeking participants for a clinical trial. We are interested in evaluating the effect of neuropathic pain in individuals living with or without Spinal Cord Injuries.

Participation in the research will take approximately 2 to 4 visits (virtually and in-person for approximately 2-4 hours total. Compensation of up to $25 and local travel expenses will be provided for participation.

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Inclusion/ Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria Living with a Spinal Cord Injury 

  1. Adult age 18 or over;
  2. Individuals with spinal cord injuries must be injured for at least three months.

Inclusion Criteria for those Living without a Spinal Cord Injury

  1. Adult age 18 or over;
  2. No Spinal Cord Injury.

Exclusion Criteria 

  1. Unable to comprehend or follow directions related to this study;
  2. Unable to preform informed consent;
  3. Has a medical condition that in the opinion of the Principal Investigator would compromise the safety of the participant or the quality of the data.

Study Team

Principal Investigator: Ricardo Battaglino, PhD

Co-Investigator: Leslie Morse, DO

CO-Investigator: Julie Olson, PhD

Co-Investigator: Liang Ye, PhD, DDS

Rob Wudlick: Study Coordinator & SCI Advocate 

Contact Information

Click HERE for our study contact form.


Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 612-301-3072