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.