ASNR Education Foundation


Albert Lo, MD, PhD
- ASNREF President


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 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 the 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 the goals of its three founders and of applying Neuroscience to Neurorehabilitation which includes stroke, MS, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. We solicit donations from our physician and rehabilitation science professionals, as well as from patients and family members who would like to support Neurorehabilitation research and education.



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.



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