February 17, 2015
JTSSF has awarded its inaugural three research grants, totaling close to $75,000, to researchers at Stanford University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and The Ohio State University.
The research conducted by the grantees directly reflects JTSSF’s mission to promote and support clinically relevant, important stroke research projetcs chosen for their potential to change stroke incidence and treatment. These research projects will provide important data on brain repair (treatment), neuro-rehabilitation, and computer technology to aid recovery after stroke.
The 2014 recipients are:
- Minang Turakhia, M.D., Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief Cardiac Electrophysiology, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. Dr. Turkahi was awarded a $25,000 grant to fund his research, A Big Data Approach to Determine Thresholds of Atrial Fibrillation Burden and Duration for Prevention of Ischemic Stroke.
- Farzaneh A. Sorond, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Director, Cerebrovascular Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. A $25,000 grant was awarded to Dr. Sorond to help fund her research, Deferoxamine: An Emerging Therapy to Prevent Delayed Cerebral Ischemia after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
- Lynne Gauthier, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State Univeristy. Dr. Gauthier will receive a $24,000 grant to support her research, Immersive 3-D Gaming Therapy for Treating Hemispatial Neglect.
For more information view 2014 Stroke Research Grant Recipients_Press Release