Amit Sethi receives NIH grant to study improving hand function in stroke survivors

Amit Sethi, associate professor in Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 grant for a project aimed at improving hand function in stroke survivors.

The $425,000 award from NIH will fund work within Pitt’s Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Laboratory, of which Sethi is principal investigator.

More than two-thirds of stroke survivors in the United States have residual paralysis of the upper limb, and few treatment options are appropriate or effective. Sethi’s project will test whether noninvasive brain, nerve and hand stimulation can improve hand movement after moderate-to-severe stroke.