Dr. Felipe Fregni Announced as a Recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Dr. Felipe Fregni was recently announced as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
Dr. Fregni is the Director of the Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Fregni’s major research interests include the development of new neural markers to understand and guide interventions aimed at modulating neuroplasticity in chronic neurological conditions associated with maladaptive plasticity, such as chronic pain and post-stroke motor rehabilitation. Dr. Fregni has been one of the pioneers in the development of new methods of transcranial electrical stimulation and has authored numerous papers and studies in high impact journals.
“Dr. Fregni has been one of the most prolific scientists bringing novel approaches and exciting innovations to our field. All of us in the Harvard Medical School Department of PM&R at Spaulding know he is a such a worthy selection and we are honored to call him a colleague,” noted Dr. Ross Zafonte, Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of PM&R at Spaulding.
Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEM) education and to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, and community outreach. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinates the PECASE with participating departments and agencies.
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