The HMRI Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Steven C. Cramer - Professor of Neurology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine. He is also the Associate Director of the Institute for Clinical & Translational Science at UC Irvine, and co-PI of the NIH StrokeNet.
At the September Seminar Series, Professor Cramer will present:
'Brain Repair After Stroke'
After a stroke occurs and injury is fixed, a number of restorative biological pathways are activated, which contributes to spontaneous behavioral recovery. Many therapeutic strategies are under study that target these restorative pathways and that aim to further improve patient outcomes. During this talk, a number of such therapies will be discussed, including drugs, biological therapies, and devices.
Professor Cramer's research focuses on neural repair after central nervous system injury in humans, with an emphasis on stroke and recovery of movement. Treatments examined include robotic, stem cell, brain stimulation, biologic, drug, and telehealth methods. A major emphasis is on translating new drugs and devices to reduce disability after stroke, and on individualizing therapy for each person’s needs. Dr. Cramer co-edited the book “Brain Repair after Stroke” and is the author of over 250 manuscripts.
The HMRI Seminar Series is a free event to encourage education and access to high-level national and international research leaders. All researchers are welcome and encouraged to attend.