Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Get Involved!

Are you the partner, family member, or caregiver of someone who sustained a SCI, TBI, or Burn Injury in the past five years? Would you like to share your experience in research to help others in the future?

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals over 18 years old who are the primary caregivers of someone who sustained a SCI, TBI, or Burn Injury in the past five years. Participants will participate in an interview about caregivers’ health information needs. Participants will be compensated $20.

The study is funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and conducted by the American Institutes for Research and George Mason University. If you are interested, please call (202) 403-5127 or email for more information.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Model Systems Researcher Interviewed about Athlete’s Concussions

Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., director of the Northern New Jersey Model Traumatic Brain Injury System, was interviewed about the effects of concussions and second impact syndrome on football players. Featured on Washington DC's WTOP radio, Chiaravalloti spoke about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's return to play. She also spoke on Michiana's WSBT radio, where she discussed the risk of further injury for Notre Dame players who had been treated for concussions.