Mentored Collaborative Opportunities

Collaboration is a pillar of the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation, alongside providing learning and funding opportunities. The purpose of NC NM4R's Mentored Collaborative Opportunities component is to provide training services and opportunities for rehabilitation researchers to gain hands-on research experience working with our experts.

Our virtual and in-person training offers many learning opportunities. When more extensive use of NC NM4R resources is required to achieve research goals, mentored collaboration with NC NM4R faculty offers the chance to work together with our experts in our labs to train, pursue research, and collect data.  Collaborative services offered include consultation on experimental design, training in techniques, analysis of results, assistance in grant writing, and more.

All of the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation's personnel and resources described within the Scientific Resources and Faculty and Staff pages are available for collaboration on work in neuromodulation for rehabilitation. Remote work may be preferable when advanced hands-on interaction is not necessary, but hands-on training is available through customized, individual interaction with our faculty in any of our areas of expertise in neuromodulation for rehabilitation.

Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation is a teachable expertise–one that the NC NM4R has a proven history of exporting to the world. Collaborations with NC NM4R are initiated via this website, with follow-ups available by email, phone, video conference, and in person. Please contact us to explore opportunities for collaboration.

Common Collaborations

  • Translating techniques from basic science to human clinical studies
  • Collaborative data collection
  • Study design consultation
  • Feasibility consultation
  • Data analysis methods consultation
  • Methodologic discussion and refinement of aims & approaches

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Current Active Collaborations

Investigating the Relationship Between taVNS and Spinal Motoneuron Pool Excitability Victor Duenas, Ph.D.
Kara Donovan, Ph.D. candidate; Peter Brunner, Ph.D.
Washington University at St. Louis

Closed-loop Afferent Feedback Control for Operant Conditioning During Locomotion Training
Victor Duenas, Ph.D. 
Syracuse University

Operant Down-Conditioning of the Soleus H-reflex in Adults with Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Devina Kumar, PT, Ph.D. 
Burke Neurological Institute 

Spinal Reflex Conditioning to Decrease Spasticity and Improve Motor Function in Adults with Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Kathleen Friel, Ph.D. 
Burke Neurological Institute 

Operant Conditioning of Reciprocal Inhibition on Ankle Plantarflexors in People after Stroke
Jing Nong Liang, PT, Ph.D. 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Examining the Effects of MEP Operant Conditioning on the Upper Extremity Intermuscular Coordination after Stroke
Jinsook Roh, Ph.D. 
University of Houston

Variability of Corticospinal Excitability for the Ankle Dorsiflexor Tibialis Anterior Muscle in People With and Without Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Bilateral evaluation of the excitability of soleus H-reflex pathway in People after Stroke
Jodi Brangaccio, DPT
Albany Stratton VA Medical Center

Neurophysiological Characterization of Dry Needling in People with Spasticity Due to Stroke
Gretchen Seif, DPT
Medical University of South Carolina

Operant conditioning to reduce spasticity in the quadriceps of individuals with stiff-knee gait after stroke
Sebastian Correa, Ph.D. candidate
Case Western Reserve University