As the Executive Director of the Institute for Functional Restoration, a non-profit organization within Case Western Reserve University, I work with FES Center investigators to chart the commercialization pathways for orphan market technologies that restore function.

In this role, I set the strategic direction for the IFR, establishing partnerships with key stakeholders within industry, foundations, and donors. The IFR works to establish favorable regulatory and reimbursement policies and practices for neuromodulation systems intended to address the needs of orphan markets.

Publications (Select)

Entire publication list can be found here.

  • French J, Bardot D, Graczyk E, Hess-Dunning A, Lujan JL, Moynahan M, Tan W, Triolo R, Zbrzeski A. The need for understanding and engaging the patient as consumer of products developed by neural engineering. J Neural Eng. 2018 Aug;15(4):040201. doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/aac668 Pubmed PMID: 29781806
  • Bowsher K, Civillico EF, Coburn J, Collinger J, Contreras-Vidal JL, Denison T, Donoghue J, French J, Getzoff N, Hochberg LR, Hoffmann M, Judy J, Kleitman N, Knaack G, Krauthamer V, Ludwig K, Moynahan M, Pancrazio JJ, Peckham PH, Pena C, Pinto V, Ryan T, Saha D, Scharen H, Shermer S, Skodacek K, Takmakov P, Tyler D, Vasudevan S, Wachrathit K, Weber D, Welle CG, Ye M. Brain-computer interface devices for patients with paralysis and amputation: a meeting report. J Neural Eng. 2016 Apr;13(2):023001. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/13/2/023001. Epub 2016 Feb 29. PubMed PMID: 26924826.


Cleveland FES Center

Executive Director, Institute for Functional Restoration
Case Western Reserve University


Program Contact
Megan Moynahan

Contact Number
(216) 406-9195

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