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Webinar: Reliability and Error in Measurement Instruments developed with Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory

WEBINAR (Sponsored by the Analytic Special Interest Group of the TBI Model Systems) Reliability and Error in Measurement Instruments developed with Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory Presenter:  Alan J. Kozlowski, Ph.D., B.Sc (PT) Date/Time:  April 22, 2014; 4:00 … Continue reading

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Participants Needed for a Health Information Needs Study

The Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), which is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), is conducting a study on the health information needs of African Americans and Latinos with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Currently, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 9 – Friday Dec 13

Disability News Weekly Roundup -12/9-12/13 Health: Reuters—Psychiatrists less likely to take insurance than others Researchers found only about half of psychiatrists accepted private insurance between 2009 and 2010, compared to almost 90 percent of doctors in other specialties. Dr. Tara … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

During 2013’s National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), we have looked at various topics affecting Hispanics with disabilities including NARIC’s Spanish language services, explained how people-first language works, looked at cultural competency of rehab professionals in treating/working with Hispanics/Latinos with spinal … Continue reading

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Health Outcomes Research, Capacity Building, and Underserved Populations with Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injuries

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research’s (NIDRR) funding priority Capacity Building for Rehabilitation Research and Training covers various project types including those dealing with disability and rehabilitation research. Today, we will look at the Center on Health Outcomes … Continue reading

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Second Impact Syndrome

Amid the recent growing concern over concussions in youth, collegiate, and professional contact sports is a lesser known yet serious head injury: second impact syndrome or SIS occurs when an athlete suffers a blow to the head too soon after … Continue reading

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3rd annual Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community!

The 3rd annual Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community is the updated continuation of the Coma to Community Conference hosted by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center from 1977 through 1995. The main … Continue reading

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Concussion and Football

Coaches and players are more aware of the risks of brain injury, thanks in large part to the research of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS). Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, director of the Northern New Jersey TBIMS was interviewed by … Continue reading

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MSKTC anuncia nuevas fichas informativas en español

El Centro de los Sistemas Modelo acerca la Traducción del Conocimiento (MSKTC por sus siglas en inglés) ha anunciado la ampliación de su página Web para incluir fichas en español para los consumidores en relación con lesiones de la médula … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Head Safety Equipment

A revolutionary device that could save lives by alerting family and friends in case of a serious injury is now available. ICEdot, the world’s first “personal crash sensor” is a fourth-generation safety device that pairs helmet and smartphone and uses … Continue reading

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