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Burn Research in Focus for Burn Awareness Week

For National Burn Awareness Week, we look to the exceptional work of the Burn Model System Centers and more than 30 years of research in rehabilitation and community participation. Continue reading

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Mental Health Impacts Us All

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health is “an important part of overall health and well-being” and “includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” Mental health affects how people think, feel, and act, it helps … Continue reading

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The Model Systems Databases – A Wealth of Data at Your Fingertips

What are the leading causes of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury? How can a person’s age when they were injured impact their recovery? How many people with these injuries return to work? These are the kinds … 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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Model Systems in the News: Parkinson Drug May Help Brain Injury Recovery

The New York Times, Huffington Post, Washington Post, and Health Day are all reporting the results of a NIDRR-funded study showing that a drug used to treat Parkinson disease can help in recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI). The results … Continue reading

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Representative Gabrielle Giffords Begins Rehabilitation at TIRR/Memorial Hermann

Correction: Rep. Giffords was transferred on Jan 26th. See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/27/AR2011012701251.html. On Friday morning, January 21, 2011 U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was transported to the TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Recognized as one of the top-rated rehabilitation hospitals … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunity: Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center

NIDRR invites proposals for the 2011 Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Overview Information; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)–Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project and Centers Program–Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)–Model … Continue reading

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