Rethinking neurorehabilitation of stroke

John W. Krakauer
John C Malone Professor
Professor, Neurology & Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Date: May 20, 2016

Description: Dr. Krakauer received his bachelor and master deegree from Cambridge University, and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he returned to Columbia University for his residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York. He subsequently completed a research fellowship in motor control in the Center of Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia and a clinical fellowship in stroke at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. He is currently Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he directs the Brain, Learning, Animation, and Movement Lab (BLAM). He is a neurologist who sees patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. His research investigates motor control and learning in people, stroke recovery, and neuro-rehabilitation.

This event is sponsored by Stanford Neurosciences Institute Big Ideas Brain Machine Interface and SCAN

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