Steinhardt’s Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Center Receives Research Grant for Collaboration with NYU Rusk

NYU Steinhardt’s Nordoff Robbins Center for Music Therapy has received the American Music Therapy Association’s Arthur Flagler Fultz Award.  The $15,000 research award is in support of the center’s ongoing research study on post-stroke recovery with NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabilition Medicine’s Motor Recovery Lab.

According to statistics, approximately 795,000 cases of stroke occur annually in the United States.  More than a third of stroke survivors suffer from negative mood disorders and a reduced sense of well-being, which are negative predictors of post-stroke motor recovery. The Nordoff Robbins/NYU Rusk study aims to discover if a collaborative interdisciplinary music therapy/occupational therapy intervention can enhance upper limb functioning as well as psychological and social well being for patients post-stroke.  The Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy is part of Steinhardt’s graduate program in music therapy. Currently led by Alan Turry, the center’s mission is multifaceted, comprising clinical, professional, and public services through our treatment, training, and research programs. Members of the Nordoff Robbins Center clinical staff are professionally credentialed and New York State licensed music therapists.

(Photo:  Alan Turry accepting Fultz Award from Mary Wylie, President of the American Music Therapy Association.)