NYU OT doctoral student receives Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Research Award

Grace KimGrace Kim, a doctoral student in the Department of Occupational Therapy, was recently awarded the Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Research Award, by the Steinhardt Office of Research and Doctoral Studies at NYU. The award includes a $5,000 stipend to help students complete their doctoral dissertation.

Kim is currently working on her dissertation titled, “The Effects of Attentional Focus on Motor Training of the Upper Extremity Using Robotics with Individuals after Chronic Stroke” under Jim Hinojosa, professor of occupational therapy. In addition to pursuing her doctoral studies, Kim also manages the clinical robotics program at Weill Cornell for inpatients and outpatients with neurological diagnoses.

The award is memory of Mitchell Leaska, a former Professor of English who taught at the Steinhardt School for more than 40 years.