Dr. Lara Boyd, a professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s department of physical therapy, has been recognized as a 2023 Distinguished University Scholar for her work in motor learning and developing novel therapeutic approaches that stimulate recovery after a stroke.
The central themes of Dr. Boyd’s research are to advance understanding of the neurobiology of motor recovery after stroke by the study of biomarkers, and use this information to develop new interventions that can be personalized for Canadians with stroke.
Dr. Boyd’s efforts continue to support the health of individuals by shaping practice and advancing knowledge related to the neurobiology of stroke recovery and novel noninvasive brain stimulation therapies.
“Over the next five to ten years, my work will advance the use of biomarkers to decide what treatments are best for which individuals and then personalize therapeutic approaches to optimize recovery,” Dr. Boyd said.
The Distinguished University Scholar program recognizes members of UBC Faculty who have distinguished themselves as exceptional scholars. The award is conferred by the President on the recommendation of an Adjudication Panel.
A version of this story originally appeared on the Department of Physical Therapy website.