Dr. Peter Brusilovsky receives NIH grant for aphasia project

Dr. Peter Brusilovsky, faculty member with the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems, recently recieved a National Institutes of Health grant for an aphasia rehabilitation project.

Aphasia, a language disorder affecting an individual's ability to communicate, impacts around 2 milllion Americans, and recently made headlines after actor Bruce Willis' family announced he was "stepping away" from acting after receiving an aphasia diagnosis.

Brusilovsky's project, "Integrating Complementary Learning Principles in Aphasia Rehabilitation via Adaptive Modeling", aims to increase the effectiveness of established aphasia treatment through combining the benefits of complementary learning approaches by using adaptive timing models.

Will Evans, an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is the project's principal investigator. Brusilovsky is a co-investigator alongside Lauren Terhorst, Jeff Starns, and Will Hula.

Learn more about this project here