Congrats to third-year PhD Student HyunJoon! His abstract "Efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation for improving motor function in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis" was nominated for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Gayle Arnold Award for Excellence. This award is the most prestigious award in the Academy and is presented annually to the authors of the best scientific paper. HyunJoon will present his paper at the AACPDM conference being held in Chicago in September.
A warm welcome to our incoming Rehabilitation Sciences PhD student Evan Yarnall! Evan will contribute to our work on non-invasive brain stimulation and optical brain imaging in children with CP. Check out Evan's bio on our People page.
Dr. Ferre shared the DEMR Lab's work on infant movement for an audience of clinicians and researchers for C-Progress. Check out a recording of the talk below:
The DEMR lab showcased their projects at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The DEMR Lab was recently awarded a pilot grant in collaboration with the CaNDL Lab in the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences through the BU Institute for Early Childhood and Well-being. The project will track the relation between early movement profiles and language development in neurotypical infants and infants at-risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. More information here: Community Partnership Award
A big welcome to Boston University and the DEMR Lab to Xiwen Su and HyunJoon Kim. Both will enter the PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences in the Fall of 2021! Looking forward to having them as members of our research team. Visit our People page to learn more about our new students.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe and non-invasive tool to measure brain activity. We will use TMS to study how pathways in the brain are preserved or affected in children who experience brain injury. Click here to see a video with children describing what it is like to be part of a TMS study. The video was produced by one our collaborators, Dr. Kathleen Friel.
This project will track motor and sensory function in relation to brain development in infants at-risk of developing CP and typically developing infants.
Dr. Ferre will present results of a collaborative study performed in the lab of Dr. Kathleen Friel (Burke Neurological Institute). He will also co-lead a Lunch and Learn seminar on Progress in Brain Imaging for CP Research which will emphasize collaborative approaches and open and reproducible science.
We are so excited to announce the birth of the Development, Experience, and Motor Recovery Lab. Looking forward to having this room full of curious minds and moving bodies.