Linda Bambrick, Ph.D.

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Program Director
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Division of Neuroscience
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Repair & Plasticity
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Portfolio: Responses to spinal cord injury or peripheral nerve injury, including axonal regeneration; interventions to promote recovery and/or restore function    

Additional Keywords: Peripheral nerve crush and regeneration; degenerative cervical myelopathy

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Dr. Linda Bambrick is a Program Director at the Division of Neuroscience in Extramural Programs at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) managing a portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements in the areas of spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injury and axonal regeneration. Dr. Bambrick received her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta studying neural regulation of skeletal muscle membrane properties. Following postdoctoral work on myelination and astrocyte function, Dr. Bambrick joined the University of Maryland, Baltimore in the Department of Physiology with additional appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and Program in Neuroscience studying brain development and brain responses to chronic and traumatic injury targeting intracellular signaling, energy metabolism and free radical damage. Dr. Bambrick moved on to complete an MA in Science Writing at the Johns Hopkins University before joining GDIT where she managed peer review as a contractor for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). She then joined the federal government as a Program Manager at CDMRP. In this role, Dr. Bambrick led the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP), developing program priorities, overseeing application receipt, review, and award management, and promoting coordination across funding entities supporting spinal cord injury research. In addition to her primary role in SCIRP, Dr. Bambrick also supported research programs in neuromusculoskeletal injury rehabilitation and led a team of program managers, science officers and analysts in award management and program evaluation projects.