Kurland receives $1.75 million from NIH for grant developed as part of the Family Research Scholars Program
CRF Family Research Scholar ('09-'10) Jacquie Kurland has received a five-year, $1.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study neuroplasticity and mechanisms supporting language improvement in chronic aphasia, a speech-language disorder that frequently occurs following left-hemisphere stroke.
Kurland, an assistant professor of communication disorders, whose research centers on the idea that family members of affected individuals with aphasia, can be highly influential in improving outcomes with intensive language therapy, had developed this grant during her time in the Family Research Scholars Program.
The Family Research Scholars Program provides selected faculty with the time, technical expertise, peer mentorship, and national expert consultation to prepare a large grant proposal to further their research. For more information on Kurland's research grant award, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/loop/people/articles/148765.php