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Stacey Gorniak

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Director, RCMI Investigator Development Core
Department of Health and Human Performance
3875 Holman St. Susanna Garrison Hall RM 104

Dr. Stacey L. Gorniak research interests are directed towards understanding healthy and pathological neuromuscular control, specifically in sensorimotor function and how neurological and muscular pathology changes how we interact with our environment. Gorniak investigates how neural changes due to aging, chronic health conditions, and movement disorders affect functional actions, including cognition and actions of daily living.


Leading by example is something that comes naturally for HEALTH-RCMI's new Investigator Development Core Director, Dr. Stacey Gorniak. A researcher who’s passionate about neuroscience and improving health outcomes, Gorniak embraces her new role with a dedication to mentorship through HEALTH-RCMI [PI: Dr. Ezemenari Obasi].
January 19, 2024
HRI affiliate, Dr. Stacey Gorniak found that brains of older ladies with Type 2 diabetes don’t use as much oxygenated blood. This furthers the understanding of sensory and motor signs as a precursor to dementia and Alzheimer’s illnesses, which are both linked to diabetes.
September 9, 2020
With the support of the Division of Research, the HEALTH Research Institute (HRI) awarded 2 pilot project grants this fall to expand the HRI’s membership and work in the area of basic biomedical science.
December 2, 2019
Read about our new affiliates and their innovative research.
August 5, 2018