Category Archives: News

Come Together During Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the week of September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is a major public health concern and a leading cause of death in the United States ( It is also preventable. The … Continue reading

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Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in Athletics

Professional athletes are opening up about mental health, and it’s making a difference. Tennis player Naomi Osaka, football players (NFL) Brandon Marshall and Aaron Rodgers, and four-time gold winning Olympic gymnast Simone Biles are just a few of the professional … Continue reading

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Face Masks, Facial Coverings, and the ADA

 The novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has changed life as we know in many ways. Safety measures such as social distancing, stay at home orders, and the wearing of face masks or cloth face coverings are now part of our daily … Continue reading

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ConnectionsRx – A New Individualized Support Program from the TU Collaborative

Staying connected, maintaining social networks, and participating in the community while practicing physical distancing and following stay-at-home orders can be challenging.  To support individuals with lived experience in serious mental illness, the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Community … Continue reading

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400 Issues Old and Going Strong!

Mark Odum, NARIC’s Project Director, celebrates a milestone for our News and Notes newsletter! Many of our readers may be surprised to see that the NARIC project will celebrate the beginning of its 42nd year of continuous funding from NIDILRR … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-Funded Research Happens at the Top Rehab Hospitals

Every year, the magazine US News and World Report releases its rankings of top hospitals across the US, including specialty hospitals like those that focus on rehabilitation. For these specialty hospitals, ranking is determined entirely by expert opinion, based on … Continue reading

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La investigación financiada por NIDILRR sucede en los mejores hospitales de rehabilitación

Cada año, la revista “US News and World Report” publica su clasificación de los mejores hospitales de los EEUU, incluyendo los hospitales especializados como los que se centran en la rehabilitación. Para estos hospitales especializados, la calificación está determinada enteramente … Continue reading

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ASIA Inaugural Fellows Include Eleven NIDILRR-Funded SCI Researchers

The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) recently awarded the first group of Fellows. Eight of the sixteen fellows are current or former principal investigators (PIs) of NIDILRR-funded research projects in spinal cord injury, including the Model Spinal Cord Injury System … Continue reading

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Los becarios inaugurales de ASIA incluyen once investigadores de LME financiados por NIDILRR

La Asociación Estadounidense de Lesión Espinal (ASIA, por sus siglas en inglés) recientemente ha premiado el primer grupo de becarios. Ocho de los dieciséis becarios son investigadores principales actuales o anteriores de proyectos de investigación sobre la lesión de la … Continue reading

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NARIC Welcomes Robert Jaeger, NIDILRR’s New Director

We are very excited to welcome Robert (Bob) Jaeger as the new Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research! Technically, we should say “welcome back” because Bob is an old friend of the NIDILRR community. … Continue reading

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