Congratulations to Sarah Cavanagh for earning her Master of Science degree!

Sarah Cavanagh earned her Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University on October 24, 2021. Her master’s thesis research is titled, Understanding upper extremity movement dynamics in healthy participants and patients with motor deficits after stroke. Click here to read her master’s thesis

Welcome to the team, Dr. Perman Gochyyev!

The Laboratory for Translational Neurorecovery is honored to welcome Dr. Perman Gochyyev to our team. Dr. Gochyyev earned his Doctorate degree in Quantitative Methods and Evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Gochyyev was a middle and high school mathematics teacher. Dr. Gochyyev will be joining our …

Welcome to the team, Dr. Richard Hardstone!

The Laboratory for Translational Neurorecovery is honored to welcome Dr. Richard Hardstone to our team. Dr. Hardstone earned his Doctorate degree in Neuroscience from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2016 and his Master of Engineering degree in Computing from Imperial College London in 2006. He was a post-doctoral fellow from March 2016 to August 2020 …

Congratulations to Nikki Lam for receiving the 2021 MGH IHP Department of Occupation Therapy Emerging Scholar Award

Nikki Lam, OTD was awarded the 2021 MGH Institute of Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy Emerging Scholar Award. This award honors a student or group of students that have distinguished themselves through significant participation in scholarly work during their time as occupational therapy students at the MGH Institute of Health Professions or within one year …

Translating concepts of neural repair after stroke: Structural and functional targets for recovery

Authors: Robert W Regenhardt, Hajime Takase, Eng H Lo, David J Lin  Abstract: Stroke is among the most common causes of adult disability worldwide, and its disease burden is shifting towards that of a long-term condition. Therefore, the development of approaches to enhance recovery and augment neural repair after stroke will be critical. Recovery after stroke involves …

Performance and Participation Outcomes for Individuals With Neurological Conditions

Authors: Naomi Josman, Lisa Tabor Connor, David J Lin    Abstract: The goal of this current theme issue was to foster original research papers in neuroscience and rehabilitation science that may serve to address the existing disconnect between disciplines. This platform offered an opportunity for a meaningful exchange of ideas, findings, and practices toward ultimately promoting …

Inflatable Soft Wearable Robot for Reducing Therapist Fatigue During Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Authors: Ciarán O’Neill, Tommaso Proietti, Kristin Nuckols, Megan E. Clarke, Cameron J. Hohimer, Alison Cloutier, David J. Lin, Conor J. Walsh  Abstract: Intense therapy is a key factor to improve rehabilitation outcomes. However, when performing rehabilitative stretching with the upper limb of stroke survivors, therapist fatigue is often the limiting factor for the number of repetitions per session. …

Interdisciplinary Stroke Recovery Research: The Perspective of Occupational Therapists in Acute Care

Authors: Jessica Ranford, Jessica Asiello, Alison Cloutier, Kimberly Cortina, Helena Thorne, Kimberly S. Erler, Natasha Frazier, Caitlin Sadlak, Abigail Rude, and David J. Lin Abstract: As acute stroke treatments advance, more people survive the initial stroke event and live with long-term neurological impairments that impact functional outcomes and quality of life. In accordance with International Classification of Functioning …

New Directions in Treatments Targeting Stroke Recovery

Authors: David J. Lin, Seth P. Finklestein, Steven C. Cramer Stroke is the leading cause of neurological disability in the United States and worldwide. Remarkable advances have been made over the past 20 years in acute vascular treatments to reduce infarct size and improve neurological outcome. Substantially, less progress has been made in treatments to enhance …

Corticospinal Tract Injury Estimated From Acute Stroke Imaging Predicts Upper Extremity Motor Recovery After Stroke

Authors: David J. Lin, Alison M. Cloutier, Kimberly S. Erler, Jessica M. Cassidy, Samuel B. Snider, Jessica Ranford, Kristin Parlman, Fabio Giatsidis, James F. Burke, Lee H. Schwamm, Seth P. Finklestein, Leigh R. Hochberg, Steven C. Cramer Abstract: Background and Purpose — Injury to the corticospinal tract (CST) has been shown to have a major effect on upper …