Randolph Nudo,

Getting to know Dr. Nudo...

Dr. Nudo is Director of the Landon Center on Aging, Professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and the Marion Merrell Dow Distinguished Professor in Aging at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. 

He is one of the foremost authorities in the world on the topic of brain plasticity and recovery after injury, and has been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health for this work since 1990. He is the recipient of the prestigious Javits Award in Neuroscience, and in 2011 was named the Outstanding Clinician Scientist by the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. He is recognized internationally for his work on the effects of physiotherapy on functional plasticity after stroke. Dr. Nudo is currently collaborating with engineers to develop microimplantable devices for repairing neural circuits after stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. This most recent effort is funded by the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, and administered through the U.S. Army. This program seeks to develop new and innovative options for wounded warriors who return home with traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Nudo is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair, a leading journal in the field of rehabilitation. He is also Deputy Editor of Brain Stimulation, and is on the editorial boards of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Neuroprosthetics..Dr. Nudo formerly served on the board of directors of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. He has served on several NIH study sections, many as chair, reviews grant proposals for the Veterans Administration and several international government and foundation funding agencies. He has also served on several national advisory boards to NIH, academic institutions, and national scientific societies. He was a major contributor to the NIH Stroke Progress Review Group that outlined the stroke research agenda for the next10 years, and was part of a Blue Ribbon Panel that made recommendations to the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development regarding trans-institute coordination of rehabilitation research at NIH.


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