Noam Y. Harel, MD, PhD

Noam Y. Harel,

Associate Professor

Getting to know Dr. Harel...

Q: Who had the greatest influence on you during your childhood?
A: Parents

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: A tie between The Selfish Gene and Eating Animals

Q: What factors influenced your career choice?
A: Interested in research and health since childhood. Obviously, the most interesting topic is nervous system function and recovery.

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Field of Dreams

Q: Who is your favorite musical artist?
A: Eminem

Q: If you could be or do anything else for a career – what would it be?
A: A catcher for the New York Yankees, an astronaut, or a truck driver

Q: If you could live in any other time, what would that be?
A: 1996-2000

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, living or not, who would that be?
A: A tie between Derek Jeter and Leonardo DaVinci

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Cereal 

Q: Least favorite food?
A: Meat

Q: Best advice anyone has given you?
A: You know you're making the right decision when you don't have to think about it.

Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up/start your day?
A: Cold water in the eyes.

Q: What is one important skill every person should have?
A: Arithmetic.

Q: Share a personal fact no one would ever guess about you.
A: I like Rom-Com movies.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Freedom to think independently.

Q: What's your favorite holiday?
A: Thanksgiving.

Q: What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
A: Blood sausage. Once.

Q: What do you do to keep fit?
A: Running - outdoors way more than treadmill

Dr. Noam Y. Harel is involved non-invasive spinal cord stimulation.  Focusing on identifying spared nerve fibers after SCI, and strengthening those spared fibers with combinations of targeted exercises and non-invasive neural stimulation. To conduct these studies, they use surface electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), cervical electrical stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and computerized posturography.

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