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Texas Global Seed Grant Recipient Conducts Transnational Research on Bilingual Dementia Patients

  • Jul 14, 2021

Collaborating with UT associate professor Maya L. Henry and faculty at Sant Pau Biomedical Research Center in Barcelona, Spain, UT assistant professor Stephanie Grasso is investigating how bilingualism influences treatment for different types of dementia. Grasso recently received a Texas Global Faculty Research Seed Grant for her research on rehabilitating communication in bilingual patients with dementia.

“A major source of my curiosity comes from the disconnect that I’ve observed between the available evidence and the needs of the community,” Grasso said. “It’s important that my research be applicable to the broader population and guides clinical decision-making in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.” 

Read the full article from the Moody College of Communication