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Funded Pilot Projects

The Stroke Recovery Research Center’s Pilot Project Program is Funding Five First-Year Projects, Three Year-Two Projects, & Two Projects in Each of Years 3 & 4

Year 1

Principle Investigator (PI): Alexander Awgulewitsch, Ph.D.
PI Department: Medicine
Project Title: Exploring Potential Roles of Hox Genes in Stroke Recovery
Project Dates: 12/01/2014 to 08/31/2016
RFA Period: Summer 14


Principle Investigator (PI): Jesse Dean, Ph.D.
PI Department: Health Professions
Project Title: Application of ultrasound technology to enhance the quantitative measurement of post-stroke behaviour and function
Project Dates: 12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
RFA Period: Summer 14


Principle Investigator (PI): Xingbao Li, M.D.
PI Department: Psychiatry
Project Title: Paired associative stimulation modulates motor excitability and plasticity in chronic stroke patients: a comparison of transcranial magnetic stimulation and acupuncture
Project Dates: 2/01/2015 to 3/31/2017
RFA Period: Summer 14


Principle Investigator (PI): Donna Roberts, M.D.
PI Department: Radiology
Project Title: fMRI BOLD Signal as a Biomarker for Optimal Dosing of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke Patients
Project Dates: 7/1/2015 to 12/31/2016
RFA Period: Summer 14


Principle Investigator (PI):
Stephen Tomlinson, Ph.D.
PI Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Project Title: Complement-dependent inflammation and experience-dependent neural plasticity after stroke
Project Dates: 12/01/2014 to 3/31/2016
RFA Period: Summer 14


Principle Investigator (PI):
Na Jin Seo, Ph.D.
PI Department: Health Professions
Project Title: Sensory Stimulation to Enhance Hand Function Post Stroke
Project Dates: 05/05/2015 to 03/31/2017
RFA Period: Spring 15

 

Year 2

Principle Investigator (PI): Bonnie Martin-Harris, Ph.D.
PI Department: Otolaryngology
Project Title: Novel Training Approach for Treatment of Swallowing Impairment Patients with Refractory Dysphagia after Stroke
Project Dates: 03/01/2016 to 08/31/2016
RFA Period: Summer 15


Principle Investigator (PI): Aiko Thompson, Ph.D.
PI Department: Health Sciences & Research
Project Title: Operant down-conditioning of the soleus H-reflex in spastic hemiparesis after stroke
Project Dates: 11/01/2015 - 03/31/2017
RFA Period: Summer 15


Principle Investigator (PI):
Healther Bonilha, Ph.D.
PI Department: Health Sciences & Research
Project Title: Operant down-conditioning of the soleus H-reflex in spastic hemiparesis after stroke
Project Dates: 07/01/2016 to 06/30/2017
RFA Period: Fall 15

 

Year 3

Principle Investigator (PI): Arthur Riegel, Ph.D.
PI Department: Neurosciences
Project Title: Behavior and neuronal function following a single vs multiple sessions of rTMS in a rat chronic stroke model
Project Dates: 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2017
RFA Period: Summer 16


Principle Investigator (PI):
Catrina Robinson, Ph.D.
PI Department: Neurology
Project Title: The role of obesity on stroke recovery in a mouse model of ischemic stroke
Project Dates: 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2017
RFA Period: Summer 16

 

Year 4

Principle Investigator (PI): Colleen Hanlon, Ph.D.
PI Department: Psychiatry
Project Title: Assessing Bipedal Coordination in an MR environment: Efficacyand feasibility of a Novel Device
Project Dates: pending
RFA Period: Summer 17


Principle Investigator (PI):
Manual Levy, Ph.D.
PI Department: Neurosciences
Project Title: Neural bases of rTMS-driven plasticity
Project Dates: Summer 17
RFA Period: Summer 17