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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Psychology researchers receive grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Posted: April 18, 2011

Assistant Research Professor DeAnna L. Adkins (PI), Professor Theresa A. Jones (Co-I) and Associate Professor Dorothy Kozlowski (DePaul University, UT Alum) are the recipients of a NINDS R01 grant. There are very few treatments that effectively alleviate motor impairments following traumatic brain injury. Preliminary data indicate that cortical electrical stimulation of the injured cortex during motor rehabilitation reduces impairments; however, this recovery is far from complete. These studies will establish appropriate cortical electrical stimulation parameters that will optimize motor recovery, test the persistence of improvements and quantify brain reorganization due to treatment.

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