Monday, August 20, 2018

TBI Model System Researchers Collaborate on Recently Published Articles


A host of TBI Model System researchers from the Rocky Mountain Spinal Injury System (RMRSIS) published the following articles: 
  • "Physical, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Characteristics Associated with Mortality in Chronic TBI Survivors: A National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study."  Authors of the article include Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP; Jessica Ketchum, Ph.D.; Flora Hammond, M.D.; Angela Philippus, B.A.; Erica Weber, Ph.D.; and Kristin Dams-O’Connor, Ph.D.  View the abstract here.      
  • "Obesity and Overweight Problems Among Individuals 1 to 25 Years Following Acute Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury: A NIDILRR Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study. Authors of the article include Laura Dreer, Ph.D.; Jessica Ketchum, Ph.D.; Thomas Novack, Ph.D.; John Corrigan, Ph.D.; Jennifer Bogner, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Felix, Ph.D.; Douglas Johnson-Greene, Ph.D.; and Flora Hammond, M.D." View the abstract here.
  •  "Social Competence Treatment after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Interactive Group Treatment versus Non-Interactive Treatment. Authors of the article include Cynthia-Harrison-Felix, Ph.D.; Jessica Ketchum, Ph.D.;  Jody Newman, MA, CCC-SLP; Lenore Hawley, MSSW, LCSW ; Clare Morey, MA, CCC-SLP; Cynthia Braden, MA, CCC-SLP; CB Eagye, MS; William Walker, MD; Kathleen Bell, MD; Scott Millis, Ph.D.; James Malec, Ph.D.; and Laura Howe, JD, Ph.D." View the abstract here.




Model Systems Researchers selected as Fellow of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

The following Model Systems researchers were awarded the Fellow of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine designation:

  • Yu-Ying Chen, M.D., Ph.D., FACRM, Project Director of the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center; Professor & Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Thomas F. Bergquist, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, FACRM, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Mayo Brain Injury Outpatient Program
  •  Kristen Dams O'Connor, Ph.D, FACRM, Associate Professor, Director, Brain Injury Research Center; Research Director, Mount Sinai Injury Control Research Center
  • John DeLuca, Ph.D., Project Director of the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System; Senior Vice President for Research, Kessler Foundation

Monday, March 20, 2017

TBI Model Systems Researchers Presenting at 12th World Congress on Brain Injury


The following list reflects TBI Model System Centers who reported their participation at the 12th World Congress on Brain Injury, held March 29-April 1, 2017:

  • Robert G. Kowalski, MD, MS, of the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System (RMRBIS) presented the symposium, “Disorders of Consciousness Following Traumatic Brain Injury." Authors: Robert G. Kowalski, MD, MS; Flora M. Hammond, MD; Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD.
  • Jessica M. Ketchum, PhD, of the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System (RMRBIS), presented the abstract, "Epidemiology of associated medical conditions and treatment complications in patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury in the U.S." Authors: Jessica M. Ketchum, PhD, Juliet K. Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD; CB Eagye, MS; Jeneita Bell, MD, MPH; John D. Corrigan, PhD; Flora M. Hammond, MD; Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD;  A. Cate Miller, PhD; Melissa C. Hofmann, MS; Gale G. Whiteneck, PhD; Robert G. Kowalski, MD, MS.
  •  Robert G. Kowalski, MD, MS, of the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System (RMRBIS), presented, "Acute Ischemic Stroke Following Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Incidence and Impact on Outcomes." Authors: Robert G. Kowalski, MD, MS; Juliet K. Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD; Jeneita Bell, MD, MPH; John D. Corrigan, PhD; Flora M. Hammond, MD; Michel T. Torbey, MD, MPH; Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD;  A. Cate Miller, PhD; Melissa C. Hofmann, MS; Gale G. Whiteneck, PhD.
  • Robert G. Kowalski, MD, MS, of the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System (RMRBIS), presented, "Incidence of associated medical conditions and treatment complications, and impact on outcome following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury." Authors: Robert G. Kowalski, MD, MS, Juliet K. Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD; Jessica M. Ketchum, PhD; CB Eagye, MS; Jeneita Bell, MD, MPH; John D. Corrigan, PhD; Flora M. Hammond, MD; Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD;  A. Cate Miller, PhD; Melissa C. Hofmann, MS; Gale G. Whiteneck, PhD.
  • John Whyte, MD, PhD, co-director of the Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, and Tessa Hart, PhD, director of the Moss TBIMS, presented the symposium, "You Can't Assess Treatment Efficacy if You Can't Define the Treatment: Challenges and Solutions in Specifying Non-Pharmacologic Treatments." They were joined by co-presenter Marcel Dijkers, PhD, who is co-Investigator in the Mount Sinai TBIMS.
  • Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, of the Virginia Commonwealth Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, presented the Jennett Plum Lecture, “Lessons Learned about Caregivers after Traumatic Brain Injury."
  • Jennifer H. Marwitz, MA, of the Virginia Commonwealth Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, presented the abstract, “Efficacy of an Intervention to Promote Resilience and Adjustment after Traumatic Brain Injury.” Authors: Jennifer H. Marwitz, MA; Nancy H. Hsu, PsyD; Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD; Herman R. Lukow, PhD; Ana Mills, PsyD; Adam Sima, PhD; Abigail Welch, BS, BA.
  • Mary Joan Roach, PhD and Michael Kelly, MD, of the Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NORSCIS), presented a poster, The Impact of Age on Functional Outcome and Mortality in Patients Admitted to Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation.
  • Simon Driver, PhD, of the North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System presented, "Describing Weight Loss History among Individuals with TBI."
  • Hoffman J, Lucas S, Stacey A, Bell K, Temkin N, and Dikmen S., of the North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System presented, "Five Year Headache Trajectories after Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury."
  • Womack K, Callender L, Dubiel R, Bell K, Driver S, and Shafi, S., of the North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System presented, "Dopamine Imaging in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Association with Functional Outcomes."








Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TBI Model System Center Researchers Participate in the Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury


The following list reflects researchers from TBI Model System Centers that reported presenting at the Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury held March 2-6, 2016:

  • Tessa Hart, PhD, principal investigator of the Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System chaired a pre-Congress workshop, Cognitive Rehabilitation in the Real World: Merging the Evidence Base with Individual Needs. As part of the workshop, Dr. Hart presented, The Problem of Treatment Specification: Treatment Theory as an Organizing Framework for Cognitive Rehabilitation and Problem-Solving Training in TBI: Merging Standardization with Flexibility
  • John Whyte, MD, Ph.D., co-principal investigator of the Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, was part of a pre-Congress workshop, Disorders of Consciousness, speaking on pharmacologic treatment. Dr. Whyte also presented ACRM/TBI Model System-sponsored Minimal Competency Recommendations for Programs that Provide Rehabilitation Services for Persons with Disorders of Consciousness: A Discussion of the Implications for International Deployment
  • Cynthia Harrison-Felix, Ph.D., Jessica Ketchum, Ph.D., Flora Hammond, MD, Kristen Dams-O’Connor, Ph.D., John Corrigan, Ph.D., and A. Cate Miller, Ph.D., presented the poster presentation, Mortality Secondary to Accidental Poisoning After Inpatient Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Gale Whiteneck, Ph.D., Jeffery Cuthbert, Ph.D., John Corrigan, Ph.D., and Jennifer Bogner, Ph.D., delivered the presentation, Prevalence and Correlates of a Lifetime History of TBI in the Adult, Colorado Population
  • Ellen Hada, Coralynn Long, Michelle Smith, MPH, CHES, and Tamara Bushnik, PhD, principal investigator of the Rusk Rehabilitation TBIMS at NYU and Bellevue delivered the presentation, The Influence of Country of Origin and Attitudes Towards Healthcare, Language Preference, and Health Outcomes in TBI Patients 
  • Tamara Bushnik, PhD, Michelle Smith, MPH, CHES, and Brian Im, MD, presented the poster presentation, Role of Acculturation in Rehabilitation Outcomes 
  • Ellen Hada, Michelle Smith, MPH, CHES, and Tamara Bushnik, Ph.D., presented the poster presentation, Beyond the Bars: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Incarceration
  • Robert G. Kowalski, Alan H. Weintraub, and Donald J. Gerber of the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System delivered the platform presentation, Hydrocephalus Predicts Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Jennifer Marwitz, MA, Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D., Adam Sima, Ph.D., and Herman Lukow, Ph.D., of the Virginia Commonwealth Traumatic Brain Injury Model System delivered the presentation, Marital Instability Following Traumatic Brain Injury




Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Using Social Media to Promote your Research: MSKTC Suite of Tools and Information

MSKTC produced a webinar titled Using Social Media to Promote Your Research; a recording of the webinar is available here: http://www.msktc.org/Model-Systems-Grantees/webinars. This webinar was designed to help the attendees understand the pervasiveness of social media; understand who uses social media; learn about the uses for different social media platforms; think about what they can do with social media; learn about the steps needed to manage social media; and see how a few Model Systems are effectively using their own social media. As a follow up to this webinar, researchers can develop a social media strategic plan using the following three tools developed by the MSKTC:

  • Guide for Developing an MSKTC Social Media Plan: This document is a go-to reference for researchers to navigate different social media platforms and to plan, execute, monitor and optimize their social media efforts;
  • MSKTC Social Media Development WorkbookThis workbook accompanies the Guide to help researchers work through all aspects of a social media plan to communicate about their research;
  • MSKTC Social Media Development Content CalendarThis Excel sheet helps researchers map out their use of social media by adapting it to the frequency with which they plan to use social media.
The tools can be found here: http://www.msktc.org/Knowledge-Translation/Social-Media-Guide.

In addition to the webinar and tools developed by MSKTC, a web clinic on social media analytics was held to review the types of analytics available for three platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Participants discussed how to use that data to inform and improve research dissemination and outreach through social media. The web clinic introduced best practices in using analytics, measuring engagement through analytics, creating data reports, and knowing what questions to ask of the researcher’s organization if they do not manage their own social media platforms. A recording of the web clinic is available here: http://www.msktc.org/Model-Systems-Grantees/webinars.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Model System Researchers to Present at the 92nd Annual American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference

Model systems researchers will participate in the 92nd Annual American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in Dallas, TX, October 25-30, 2015. The list of Model Systems researchers who have submitted conference presentations to the MSKTC can be found below. Additional information can be found in the conference program.
 

Rusk Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Researchers presented three posters focused on their unique patient population:
  •  Factors associated with changes in body mass index after TBI (Amanda Childs, PhD)
  • The effect of social integration on psychosocial variables one year post-TBI (Ellen Hada, Research Associate)
  • The effect of employment status on psychosocial variables one year post-TBI (Natalie Jenkins, MA, Research Associate).

In addition, Lucia Wexler-Smith, PhD who is an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training post-doctoral fellows was selected to present the project, Disordered Eating, Weight, and Physical Activity Concerns in Rehabilitation Outpatients with Acquired Brain Injury, as part of NIDILRR Young Investigators panel.


Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System 
 
Dr. Allen Heinemann, from Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System will act as key speaker at: 
  • Progress and Report of the ACRM Measurement Networking Group Applied Cognition Task Force ( Key Speakers: Dr. Carrie Ciro PhD, OTR/L FAOTA, Dr. Allen Heinemann PhD, FACRM, Dr. Amy Herrold PhD, Dr. Patricia Heyn PhD, Dr. Sonya Kim PhD) 
  • International Activities to Promote Implementation of Standardized Measures in Medical Rehabilitation Practice (Key Speakers: Dr. Allen Heinemann PhD, FACRM, Dr. Jan Nordvik; Prof. Marcel Post, PhD, Dr. Coen A.M. van Bennekom MD, PhD) 
  • Training Assistive Technology: New Research and Best Practices (Key speakers: Laurie Ehlhardt Powell, Dr. Tessa Hart PhD, Dr. Allen Heinemann PhD, FACRM, Dr. Linda Resnik, PT, PhD) 
  • Meet the Archives’ Editors: Authorship, Reporting Guidelines, and Reviewing in Medical Rehabilitation (Key Speaker: Dr. Allen Heinemann PhD, FACRM) 
  • Preventing Wheelchair Breakdowns: Is DIY Maintenance the Solution? What’s Important and How to Teach It? (Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Dr. Allen Heinemann PhD, FACRM, Dr. Lynn Worobey, PhD)
Additionally, MRSCICS research scientist Dr. Anne Deutsch RN, PhD will join Dr. Heinemann and others in presenting the session, Quality Measures for Inpatients Rehabilitation Facilities. (Key Speakers: Laura Coots, Dr. Anne Deutsch, Dr. Allen Heinemann, Dr. Melvin Ingber, & Dr. Poonam Pardasaney).
 
National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
 
Yuying Chen, is presenting the poster, Fall-induced spinal cord injury: external causes and implications for prevention.
 
Yuying Chen, is presenting the symposium, Economic impact of spinal cord injury. This symposium is collaborative work among the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, University of Washington Spinal Cord Injury Model System (Jeanne Hoffman), and Southeastern Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System (Jim Krause and Yue Cao).
  
New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center
 
Miriam Brody, is presenting the poster, Development of a Peer-Led Phone Intervention for Goal-Setting Primary Healthcare Needs in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.
 
David Rosenblum, is presenting the poster, Development of the New England Spinal Cord Injury Toolkit for Peer-to-Peer Clinical Education.
 
Hannah Mercier, is giving an oral presentation titled, Rehospitalization is Associated with Persistent Negative Effects among Adults with Spinal Cord Injury.
 
University of Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System
 
Denise Tate, Martin Forchheimer, Rachel Hartwig, and Claire Kalpakjian are presenting the poster, The Bowel and Bladder Treatment Index (BBTI): A New Tool to Assess Bowel and Bladder Management in SCI.
 
Heather Becker, Margaret Nosek, Claire Kalpakjian from are presenting the symposium, Sexuality and Health in Women with Spinal Cord Injury.
 
Gina Jay, Susan Charlifue, Margaret Campbell, Brooks Wingo, Martin Forchheimer, Victoria Allen, Phillip Requejo, Ivan Molton, Denise Tate are presenting the poster, Prevalence of Comorbidities and Secondary Conditions among Persons Aging with Spinal Cord Injury/Disease (SCI/D): Pilot Study Results.
 
Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System
  
Irene Ward, Anthony Lequerica, and Denise Krch, are presenting the poster, The Association Between Motor Findings at Discharge and the Need for Supervision at 1 Year After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  
Irene Ward, Anthony Lequerica, and Lawrence Lai, Neil Jasey and Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, are presenting the poster, Premorbid Concussion and its Effects on Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
 
Giselle Vivaldi, Anthony Lequerica, Irene Ward, Neil Jasey, Denise Krch, and Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, are presenting the poster, Effect of Bladder Dysfunction on Disability and Community Participation in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury

Michael Boninger will present the John Stanley Coulter Award Lecture, From Neuroprosthetics to Wheelchairs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Assistive Technology.

Dr. Lynn Worobey, PhD will present the workshop, Preventing Wheelchair Breakdowns: Is DIY Maintenance the Solution? What’s Important and How to Teach It? (In conjunction with Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD and Dr. Allen Heinemann PhD)

The poster, Preliminary Results on Effectiveness of Group Wheelchair Skills Training among Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury, was selected as winner of this year’s SCI-ISIG Best Poster Award (Dr. Lynn Worobey, PhD, Dr. Lee Kirby, MD, Dr. Michael Boninger, MD)
 
Indiana University School of Medicine / Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana TBI Model System
 
Dr. Lance Trexler will receive the 2015 ACRM Distinguished Member Award from the American Congress of Rehab Medicine at the annual meeting in Dallas, TX.
 
Preconference workshops:
 
Samantha Backhaus, Summer Ibarra; and Thomas Bergquist (Mayo Clinic) are presenting the workshop, Brain Injury Coping Skills Group.
 
Gordon Horn, Frank Lewis (Neurorestorative); Paula Kersten, Tori Harding, Russell R, Christina Papdimitriou , James Malec are presenting the workshop, Diversity of outcomes: From person-centered to international neurorehabilitation perspectives.
 
Symposia:
 
Jacob Kean, Kristen Dams-O/Connor, Flora Hammond, et al are presenting the symposium, Healthcare utilization following brain injury in veterans: perspectives from the va and the private sector.
 
James Malec, Jacob Kean; Irwin M. Altman, Shannon Swick (Rehab Without Walls); Vicki Eicher, Mary Pat Murphy (ReMed); Thomas Murphy (Inventive Software Solutions) are presenting the symposium, Post-hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes: Report from the National OutcomeInfo Database.
 
Risa Richardson, JohnWhyte, Joseph Giacino, Flora Hammond, Brian Greenwald, David Katz, Ross Zafonte, Mark Sherer, Zasler N, Weintraub A, David Arciniegas, Sunil Kothari S are presenting the symposium, Building capacity: Formal introduction and implementation of recommendations for the management of persons with disorders of consciousness.
 
Sue Ann Sisto, David Katz, Ross Zafonte, Flora Hammond, Michael Jones, Bradley Kurowski are presenting the symposium, How do I start, maintain or lead rehabilitation as a practicing physician, clinician or clinical researcher.
 
Lance E. Trexler, Sumer Ibarra, Devan Parrott are presenting the symposium, Improving return to work and school outcomes after acquired brain injury through resource facilitation: Translating evidence into practice.
 
Oral presentation:
 
Hammond F, William Sauve, Paul Shin, Aliso Viejo, Fred Ledon, Charles Davis, Charles Yonan, Joao Siffert are presenting an oral presentation titled, Safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of Dextromethorphan/Quinidine for pseudobulbar affect in patients with traumatic brain injury: PRISM-II.
 
Jim Malec, Gale Whiteneck, Jennifer Bogner (OSU) are presenting an oral presentation titled, Another look at the PART-O: Scoring to optimize sense and psychometrics.
 
Poster presentation:
 
Angelle M. Sander, Kacey L. Maestas, Monique R. Pappadis, Flora Hammond, Robin A. Hanks are presenting the poster, Sexual functioning of partners of persons with traumatic brain injury.
 
Larissa Swan, Edwin C. Haskins, Theresa Mull, Samantha Backhaus, James Malec are presenting the poster, Systematic implementation of cognitive rehabilitation in an outpatient brain injury treatment setting.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

TBI Model Systems Researchers Work Published in Five Publications

 
TBI model systems researchers from multiple sites collaborated on publications that were recently published in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Journal of Neurotrauma, Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury, and the International Journal of Telerehabilitation. View the citations and abstracts on the below.
 
 
  • Brown AW, Watanabe TK, Hoffman JM, Bell KR, Lucas S, Dikmen S. Headache after traumatic brain injury: a national survey of clinical practices and treatment approaches. PM R. 2015 Jan; 7(1):3-8.  Abstract

  • Eum RS, Seel RT, Goldstein R, Brown AW, Watanabe TK, Zasler ND, Roth EJ, Zafonte RD, Glenn MB. Predicting institutionalization after traumatic brain injury inpatient rehabilitation. J Neurotrauma. 2015; 32(4):280-6. Abstract
 
  • Brown AW, Leibson CL, Mandrekar J, Ransom JE, Malec JF. Long-term survival after traumatic brain injury: a population-based analysis controlled for nonhead trauma. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Jan-Feb; 29(1):E1-8.  Abstract

  • Bergquist, T.F., Yutsis, M., Micklewright, J. (2014). Comprehensive assessment. In Sherer, M., Sander, A; (Eds.). Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury. New York, NY: Springer. Abstract

  • Bergquist, T.F., Yutsis, M., Sullan, M.J. (2014). Satisfaction with Cognitive Rehabilitation Delivered via the Internet in Persons with Acquired Brain Injury. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 6 (2): 39-50. Abstract