ASNR Education Foundation

The American Society of Neurorehabilitation Research and Education Foundation (ASNRREF) was developed as a not-for-profit tax-exempt endowment fund to support research and education in neurorehabilitation. The Foundation was established in in honor of Fletcher McDowell, MD, Labe Scheinberg, MD, and Norman Namerow, MD.

Fletcher McDowell MD focused on the care and recovery of patients following stroke. Labe Scheinberg MD established the first multidisciplinary Multiple Sclerosis care clinic and advocated for a similar approach at other MS clinics. Norman Namerow, MD was the primary advocate for multidisciplinary care of patients with traumatic brain injury. These three individuals actively lobbied within the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Neurologic Association to recruit additional support from within the field of Neurology. Their efforts led to creation of the American Academy of Neurology Section on Neurorehabilitation in 1985, and eventually to the creation of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation in 1990.

The Neurorehabilitation Research and Education Fund is a vehicle for perpetuating their goals of applying Neuroscience to Neurorehabilitation. We solicit donations from our physician and allied health professional colleagues, as well as from patients and family members who would like to support Neurorehabilitation research and education.


George Wittenberg,

- ASNREF President

2017 ASNR Foundation Donors

  • Richard Bohannon, EdD, FASNR
  • Alexander Dromerick, MD, FASNR
  • Shereen Farber, PhD
  • David Good, MD, FASNR
  • Michael Reding, MD
  • Jeffrey Samuels, MD, FASNR
  • Michael Selzer, MD, PhD, FASNR
  • Patricia Totten, MA, OTR
  • Lance Williams, PhD

2018 ASNR Foundation Donors

  • Douglas Katz, MD, FASNR
  • Mindy Levin, PT, PhD
  • Keith Lohse, PhD
  • Michael Selzer, MD, PhD, FASNR
  • Steven Zeiler, MD, PhD

The Foundation is a non-profit endowment fund established to support neurorehabilitation research and education. It is with these contributions that the Foundation will continue to flourish; we thank you for your continued support.

If you would like to make a donation, please click here to go to the Donation page or contact the ASNR Executive Office at 952-545-5348.


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