TL1 Alumnus Claudio Ferre, PhD, Awarded K01 Grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Posted Date:
February 23, 2021

News and Congratulations


Congratulations to TL1 Alumnus Claudio Ferre, PhD, on being awarded the K01 Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research Award funded through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. His award will focus on research in "Co-development of Sensory and Motor Function in Infants at risk for Cerebral Palsy." This award will fund his research for five years and total just over 1.056 million dollars. 

Dr. Ferre started his work with the CTSC in 2018, when he was awarded the TL1 Trainee award. Dr. Ferre's research focused on "Combined tDCS and Bimanual Therapy in Children with Cerebral Palsy." His mentoring team was composed of a mix of multi-institutional and multi-divisional mentors: Kathleen Friel, PhD, Associate Professor at Burke Medical research Institute; Barry Kosofosky, MD, PhD, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine; and Marom Bikson, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering  at City College of New York.

Claudio Ferre is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College.

The CTSC TL1 Training Core Award Program supports early career development among pre- and early post-doctoral trainees by providing salary support, protected time, advanced degree training and practical skills necessary to conduct interdisciplinary Clinical and Translational Investigation in a team research environment.

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