Stroke

  • ¬†Dose Optimization for Stroke Rehabilitation (DOSE)

    The DOSE study is an NIH Funded Exploratory Study about arm and hand recovery after stroke. We are testing different amounts of therapy using a program that involves challenging, intensive, and meaningful practice of functional activities of your choice.

    You may be eligible if you:

    • Are at least 21 years old
    • Had a stroke at least 6 months ago that affected the use of your arm or hand

    If enrolled in DOSE, you will receive regular, comprehensive evaluations of your arm and hand function for a period of 10 months. In addition, you may receive 12 sessions of therapy that is tailored to your individual needs with a licensed physical therapist.

    For more information, contact:
    Shannon Massimo
    DOSE Study Coordinator
    (323) 442-1410
    mbnl@usc.edu

    Grant #: R01 HD065438

    Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

    HS protocol # HS-11-00475; NIH/NINCHD HD065438

    Neural Mechanisms of Learning

    We are recruiting participants for our study! Our study is about how the brain learns new skills and adapts to new environments. We use noninvasive measures, such as neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)), and brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial electric stimulation (tES)) to study learning. You may be eligible to participate if you are:
    i. At least 18 years old
    ii. A healthy adult without major or severe medical conditions OR
    iii. An adult with mild to severe hemiparesis after a stroke

    Contact npnl@usc.edu for more information. If enrolled, you will be compensated for your time in completion of each study.

    Contact Information:
    Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
    Email: npnl@usc.edu
    Phone: (323) 442 2179

    Funding Information: NIH NCMRR/NINDS K12 HD 055929

    IRB #: HS-15-00196