Stanford Stroke Center News and Events
New Institute Series Highlights Experiences of Faculty Researchers
In a multicenter study led by Stanford researchers, the number of stroke patients who died or required confinement to nursing homes was nearly cut in half, the biggest improvement seen in any stroke-related trial to date. Read more
Advanced brain imaging technology may give doctors an additional 10 hours or more to respond to some strokes, researchers said Wednesday, a development that may soon bring major changes to the way hospitals treat one of the leading causes of disability and death. Read more
Rethinking neurorehabilitation of stroke
John W. Krakauer
John C Malone Professor
Professor, Neurology & Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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
Rebuilding the Brain After Stroke, World Economic Forum
Dr. Buckwalter spoke about the SCAN project at the World Economic Forum in January 2015. She talked about the importance of stroke as a global health problem and the importance of collaboration between disciplines to solve the problem of how stroke recovery works, and described how SCAN scientists are working together to develop treatments for stroke survivors.