Artist: Lindsay Obermeyer,

Photographer: Larry Sanders


February 3, 2016

The exhibition of the Net*works crochet mandala project will soon be on display Friday March 4th.  There will be a reception starting at 5 PM in the lobby of the Center for Advanced Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  In the meanwhile, St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist Michele Munz sat down with our very own resident artist Lindsay Obermeyer and principal investigator Dr. Dhand.  We hope you enjoy reading this great piece....

October 1, 2015

Lab member and artist Lindsay Obermeyer is making her way to the Vogue Knitting LIVE event at Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. She is giving her first show of the social networks crochet project. This is an example of physican-patient and science-art collaboration. The art is both a beautiful visual representation of the research and a platform to raise awareness about stroke and social networks. Each mandala is modeled a...

July 23, 2015

Take home point: Functional outcomes after stroke at 5 years are equal to the outcomes at 2 months, which are both less than the outcomes at 6 months. Age and stroke severity are important predictors of these patterns.


This study across four European centers had the ambitious goal of measuring recovery 5 years after stroke. This evaluation is far beyond the usually studied 6-month mark, where it is thought that recovery platea...

June 26, 2015

Earlier this morning, Dr. Dhand, our principal investigator, presented at the International Social Networks Sunbelt Conference in Brighton, England. We’ve been researching how stroke patients’ social networks affect their arrival time to the hospital.  It is crucial for patients to arrive at the hospital as soon as possible after stroke occurs. Time sensitive therapies can only be administered within the first few hours after...

June 8, 2015

A team member Lindsay has started up a spin-off blog of her networks-inspired artwork. She will be documenting progress on her crochet projects and relating the artwork to herself and others. Check it out here.

May 25, 2015

Our laboratory specializes in social network analysis, and particularly personal network analysis, in which we study patterns of relationships among people.  Our goal is to improve patients’ lives by harnessing network science.


We’re interested in connecting with people curious about science, art, education, and social life in general.  To do this, we have a unique collaboration with social scientists and local artists to tran...

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