MRRI Scientists Win Honors at Einstein Research Recognition Day

Einstein Healthcare Network recently held its 30th Research Recognition Week, a celebration of the investigative work going on throughout the network, which includes MossRehab and the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute. MRRI was proud to receive special recognition during the event.

Stanley and Helene M. Cohen Prize for Research Excellence

Image of Erica Middleton

Erica Middleton, PhD

MRRI’s Erica L. Middleton, Ph.D., received the Stanley and Helene M. Cohen Prize for Research Excellence, which goes to an “outstanding researcher” from within the network. The selection is made by the Research Subcommittee of the Medical Staff Board. Dr. Middleton’s research helps patients with aphasia re-learn words they have difficulty retrieving and assists clinicians in developing best practice schedules for patients’ long-term learning. Dr. Middleton is director of MRRI’s Language and Learning Laboratory and our Research Registry.

Poster Competition Winners

Shailesh Kantak PhD, PT

Shailesh Kantak PhD, PT

This year’s competition saw 98 posters judged by 35 judges. The posters were displayed on a special video wall and a touch screen as well as a poster website that will remain live all year.

MRRI Research Scientist Shailesh Kantak, PT, Ph.D. and research assistant Dustin Luchmee, BA, won best poster in the Basic Research Category for their poster titled “Dexterity Requirements Modulate Ipsilateral Motor Corticospinal Excitability in Post-Stroke Individuals.” Dr. Kantak is director of MRRI’s Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Lab.

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