Navigation Links
Kessler Foundation neuroscientist Jordan Grafman receives Humboldt Research Award
Date:12/19/2011

West Orange, NJ. December 19, 2011. Jordan Grafman, PhD, director of traumatic brain injury research at Kessler Foundation, has received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This prestigious award encourages collaborative research between German scientists and renowned investigators like Dr. Grafman, who specializes in the study of the human prefrontal cortex and cognitive neuroplasticity.

"We are pleased to announce this award recognizing the relevance of Dr. Grafman's research to the international scientific community," said Rodger DeRose, president and CEO of Kessler Foundation.

The Humboldt award acknowledges the lifetime achievements of scientists whose research endeavors have significantly advanced knowledge and understanding of their disciplines. Dr. Grafman's investigation of brain function and behavior contributes to advances in medicine, rehabilitation, and psychology, and informs ethics, law, philosophy, and health policy. He is acknowledged as the leading expert in the long-term sequelae of penetrating brain injury in military personnel.

In January 2010, Dr. Grafman assumed his current position at Kessler Foundation, where he is exploring how genetics can contribute to more tailored and effective interventions for cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury. "It's important to continue to explore the relationship between genetics and outcomes after traumatic brain injury," noted Dr. Grafman. "Links between genetics and behavioral changes like aggression, have already been identified."

Kessler Foundation plans to open a new neural imaging center in 2013. "This will greatly advance our capabilities for cognitive research in brain injury," said DeRose, "as well as in stroke and multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Grafman has more than 30 years of experience in neuroscience research, including leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health and the Vietnam Head Injury Study at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has authored more than 300 research publications and serves as co-editor of the journal CORTEX. Dr. Grafman is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Award, the National Institutes of Health Award of Merit and the 2010 National Institutes of Health Director's Award for his work in traumatic brain injury.


'/>"/>

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Kessler Foundation tests Ekso exoskeletal device in 6 patients with traumatic spinal cord injury
2. The Michael J. Fox Foundation awards nearly $200,000 to develop novel drugs for Parkinsons disease
3. National Science Foundation makes first awards in Sustainability Research Coordination Program
4. Peggy Lillis Foundation honors Dr. Sherwood Gorbach for career combating C. diff infection
5. National Science Foundation selects University of Colorado Denver team to study city sustainability
6. 11 women scientists announced as winners of Elsevier Foundation OWSD awards
7. Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation campaign bolstered by covidien pledge
8. Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation welcomes corporate gift from Sirtex Medical
9. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation awards research grant to RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program
10. BIDMC scientist David J. Friedman, M.D., receives award from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
11. American Health Assistance Foundation announces latest grants for innovative vision research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/12/2016)... , May 12, 2016 WearablesResearch.com ... just published the overview results from the Q1 wave ... the recent wave was consumers, receptivity to a program ... data with a health insurance company. "We ... to share," says Michael LaColla , CEO of ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... and LONDON , April ... part of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of ... today announced a partnership to integrate the Onegini ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ) ... their customers enhanced security to access and transact ...
(Date:4/14/2016)... BioCatch ™, the global ... the appointment of Eyal Goldwerger as CEO. ... Goldwerger,s leadership appointment comes at a time of significant ... of its platform at several of the world,s largest ... unique cognitive and physiological factors, is a winner of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Mass. , June 23, 2016   ... development of novel compounds designed to target cancer ... napabucasin, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation from ... the treatment of gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction ... stemness inhibitor designed to inhibit cancer stemness pathways ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is ... treatments and faster cures for prostate cancer. Members of the Class of 2016 ... countries. Read More About the Class of 2016 PCF ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... ... In a new case report published today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, ... after being treated for breast cancer benefitted from an injection of stem cells derived ... debilitating, frequent side effect of cancer treatment. , Lymphedema refers to the ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, ... ... capture (EDC) software, is exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will showcase ... DIA Annual conference. ClinCapture will also be presenting a scientific poster on Disrupting ...
Breaking Biology Technology: