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Grace S. Griesbach, Ph.D.

National Direct of Clinical Research - Centre for NeuroSkills

I have always strived to conduct research that will lead to a significant clinic impact. Reminiscing, my interest in translational research evolved within the National Neurotrauma Society, back in the days when it was held in conjunction with the Society for Neuroscience. It was always exciting to see how basic neuroscience concepts could be applied to the research and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Since then I have been fortunate to witness the growth of NNS. It is inspiring to see how the society strives to have meaningful novel research while not losing focus on its original concerns.              

Grace S. Griesbach, Ph.D.

Dr. Griesbach is the National Director of Clinical Research for the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) and is affiliated with the Department of Neurosurgery, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Research at CNS is focused on a better understanding of the mechanisms/factors behind the recovery trajectory. Current projects include studying neuroendocrine and sleep alterations following TBI and the impact these alterations have on recovery. Dr. Griesbach is also continuing her exploration of exercise-enhanced neuroplasticity with the goal of leading to more successful rehabilitative exercise programs. This includes exploring the effects of rehabilitation on long-term outcome. “Hopefully, this research will contribute to enhancing the effects of rehabilitation and increasing awareness of treatment opportunities for brain injured patients”.