TOPSS Study - TOlerability of transcranial direct current stimulation in Pediatric Stroke Survivors, won the SVIN Pilot Grant at the 2022 SVIN Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. Accepting the award was Stuart Fraser, MD Director, Program for Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at UTHealth Houston. The grant will provide up to $10,000 of funding over the course of one year.
Transcranial direct current stimulation is a heavily studied technology that is known to enhance motor learning and neuroplasticity. It has yet to be used in childhood-onset stroke survivors. Using this pilot grant from SVIN as a jump off point, Dr. Fraser's team intends to pilot the early use of transcranial direct current stimulation to help young stroke patients recover from their stroke.
The goal of the SVIN Pilot Research Grant is to help initiate pilot research projects that will further the field or understanding of Vascular and Interventional Neurology.