Geed Lab

Neuroplasticity and Motor Function Recovery after Stroke

Funding


Restore Center Pilot Project Grant
Role: Co-PI
We are extending the Restore Center’s Sit2Stand assessment into a clinically valid tool to measure mobility and community gait in stroke for telerehabilitation.
Would you like to participate?
Are you concerned about your balance? Would you like to asses your risk for falls as you age using a simple at-home test? Please call us, if you have experienced a stroke at least 6-months prior and can walk unassisted. We are also testing typically aging individuals (>60-yrs) without a history of neurological conditions. 
Please call us  at 915-747-7619 if interested. Study honorarium and transportation is provided. 
NIH Career Development Award
K12HD093427
Role: PI
The study examines cortical inhibitory function longitudinally in patients recovering from stroke. A second aim examines cortical inhibition and grip force modulation in aging individuals.
Would you like to participate?
Please call us, if you have experienced a stroke < 28-days prior and are able to open the more impaired hand. We also test typically aging individuals (>60-yrs) without a history of neurological conditions, please call us if interested. Study honorarium and transportation is provided.
NIDILRR Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) Project R2
Role: Co-I, (PI: Lum)
Wrist-worn accelerometers are a small-footprint way to measure how much the arm moves. However, we do not have robust methods to accurately measure "purposeful" arm movements using accelerometers. The study is developing machine learning methods to classify functional movements (like feeding, dressing, typing) from the universe of all other arm movements.
In a second aim, we clinically validate the machine learning classification, and determine the minimal clinically important difference across a range of arm impairment severities.
This line of research is significant because it directly gets to the desired rehabilitation outcome: how much did the individual move their impaired arm in meaningful activities in their own ecosystem?
Would you like to participate?
Please call us if you had a stroke <28 prior. Study honorarium and transportation is provided.
NIDILRR Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) on Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Role: Statistician for clinical trials in Research projects R1 and R3
MedStar Health Research Institute New Investigator Grant
Role: PI
The study is investigating EEG (electroencephalography) biomarkers of critical period neuroplasticity, longitudinally, at 1, 2, 3, and 6-mo post stroke.
Would you like to participate?
Please call us, if you have experienced an ischemic stroke (clot in the brain) <28-days prior, and you can open and close your more affected hand voluntarily. Study honorarium and transportation assistance is available, just inquire.
Charles and Mary Latham Foundation
Role: PI 
The study is examining genetic polymorphisms underlying neuroplasticity post stroke.
Would you like to participate?
We take a blood sample and cheek swab, alongside simple tests in the lab using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which allows us to test the brain activity. Please give us a call to inquire more. Study honorarium and transportation is provided.


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