Two Seed Grants Awarded

Two new pilot grants were awarded today to Dr. Rolston and colleagues at the University of Utah. The first, led by Dr. Candace Floyd, will study deep brain stimulation of the mesencephalic locomotor region to induce plasticity and recovery of movement after spinal cord injury. Dr. Chris Butson is also a co-investigator on the grant. 

The second grant is led by Dr. Matthew Alexander, and will study focused ultrasound as a treatment for epilepsy and hydrocephalus. Also integral to the project are Drs. Dennis Parker, Allison Payne, and Kurt Albertine.

Both projects are supported by the Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Utah. More news to come!

Dr. Rolston wins two awards

On Friday, June 16th, Dr. Rolston won two awards from the University of California, San Francisco. The first, the Harold Rosegay Teaching Award, was presented to the resident who shows a "keen interest in teaching and is recognized as an excellent teacher by medical students and faculty." This is the 4th time this award has been given. 

The second award was for the Best Senior Translational Research Paper, and was presented for Dr. Rolston's abstract, "Functional Connectivity of Critical Language Sites." This work examines some of the ways in which language sites in the brain are unique.