Pilot Projects and Sabbatical Opportunities


CENT funds Pilot Projects, Sabbaticals and mini-Sabbaticals

Eligibility Criteria

In order to build a stronger rehabilitation research community, professionals who do not have strong research backgrounds, or whose research experiences have been in slightly different fields, must be encouraged to move into rehabilitation research. Therefore, Pilot Projects and Sabbaticals will be offered based on the potential for the applicant to acquire the requisite skills, on the likelihood that they will apply them to problems in neurorehabilitation, and on evidence of support from and requisite research environment in their home institution. With rare exceptions, an MD, PhD, or equivalent level degree will be required. Applicants must submit a brief (no more than 2 pages) proposal plus their NIH biosketch or cv. These will be evaluated by the CENT Executive Committee. There are no deadlines or official start times for Sabbaticals or Pilot Projects, and every effort is made to accommodate the needs of prospective trainees.

Funded Projects

Anthony S. Burns, PhD Drexel Imaging neuromuscular junction instability following spinal cord injury
S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD UCLA Celllular effects of transcranial DC stimulation after stroke
David Garrison, MS, PhD U. of OK Health Sciences Center Comparison of common areas of brain function during motor execution, imagery and passive observation of the same task: a fMRI study
Leif A. Havton, MD, PhD UCLA Spinal cord mapping using optical imaging of intrinsic signals in a rat cauda equina injury model
Patricia C. Heyn, MD, PhD U. Colorado at Denver The effects of pioglitazone on cognitive function in patients with metabolic syndrome and mild cognitive impairment: a pilot
Langston T. Holly, MD UCLA A prospective study of cerebral cortical activation of patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy using functional MRI
Simon F. Giszter, PhD Drexel Creating families of electrodes for neuroprotheses that have controllable compliance
Jennifer Newton, PhD UCLA Improving characterization of stroke-related white matter damage for rehabilitation trials - development of diffusion weighted imaging scanning protocols and voxel-wise quantitative methods
Jed S. Shumsky, PhD Drexel Neuroprotection and task-oriented motor training improve function in cervical contusion injury
Young-Jin Son, PhD Drexel Application of in vivo imaging to spinal cord repair
Eran Zaidel, PhD UCLA Use of EEG biofeedback for neurorehabilitation of attention in patients with hemispheric damage




© copyright 2006, LQJ