UofA College of Medicine-Phoenix scientist gets $1.65M grant

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Dr. Thomas (right) working in the lab (Source: University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix) Dr. Thomas (right) working in the lab (Source: University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix has received a $1.65 million grant to find out how a traumatic brain injury changes communication in the brain.

College officials say the project will use electrochemical assessment to evaluate traumatic brain injury in real time.

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Dr. Theresa Currier Thomas will test initial and delayed changes in brain communication as a consequence of a brain injury by using microelectrodes that record neural signals.

She also will study the long-term effects of rehabilitation after a brain injury along with the differences in how men's and women's brains recuperate.

Thomas is a researcher in the UA Department of Child Health, an assistant professor at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital and a research investigator at the Phoenix VA Health Care System

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