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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Plasticity in the Spinal Cord to Enhance Motor Retraining after Stroke
Principal Investigator:

Michael Urbin

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2018 - October 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $266,700
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Approximately 6000 VA admissions for stroke occur each year. Current rates of functional recovery from movement-related deficits after stroke are largely unsatisfying. Economic burdens continue to place limits on the length of rehabilitation, emphasizing a need for new strategies that increase the efficacy and efficiency of rehabilitation programs. Neuromodulatory strategies involving cortical stimulation have been examined as adjunctive therapies to enhance rehabilitation outcomes after stroke....

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