Investigators Earn Funds to Support Brain Injury Research

Four University of Florida neuroscientists have earned Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Funds to support collaborative projects focused on neural injury and neuroresilience. Distributed by the Brain Injury, Rehabilitation, and Neuroresilience Center, the funds will be used to foster interactions between brain injury clinicians and researchers, harnessing collective strengths across UF to encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations and innovation in the field. The following investigators, from across the UF Campus, received awards to help support new collaborations:

  • Shahab Vahdat, PhD (APK): The Function of Ascending Sensory and Descending Motor Pathways in Hyperreflexia and Hypertonia in Spastic Hemiplegic Stroke
  • Alicia Vose, PhD (Physical Therapy): Acute Intermittent Hypoxia to Improve Swallowing Function Following Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Michael Pizzi, MD (Neurology): In Vivo Measurements of Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in a Mouse Model of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Maurice Swanson, PhD (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology): Stroke Recovery and Resilience of the Spiny Mouse Model of Enhanced Tissue Regeneration