Case Western Reserve Prof Wins $1M Grant
A Case Western Reserve University professor has received a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to research retraining the brain after a stroke.
By SHANNON MORTLAND
September 24, 2008
Janis Daly, an associate professor of neurology at CWRU and associate director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center of Excellence in Functional Electrical Stimulation, will receive the grant over four years.
The grant is part of a new federal program called Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration, or Eureka.
“Eureka is an experiment in how to attract, identify and support particularly creative approaches that, if successful, could move science forward dramatically,” said Jeremy Berg, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which developed the Eureka program.
Ms. Daly will use electroencephalography signals to direct retraining of the brain after a stroke. Retraining the brain where the stroke occurred could better store normal brain and motor function for more people at a faster pace. The goal is to help the patient return to participating in daily activities.