The Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) distributes a seasonal e-newsletter with information on our current research studies, pertinent news related to TBI, and resources for health care professionals and others with an interest in brain injury topics.

Spring/Summer 2016

This issue of the newsletter discusses brain scans that may help predict return of consciousness in vegetative patients, as well as brain dictionary maps which show where specific words are represented in the mind. This issue includes a podcast as well, in which Gabrielle Guetta, one of our clinical research coordinators here at the BIRC, talks to Cavin Balaster and Alek Hess about TBI Model Systems and our center in general.

Winter 2016

This issue highlights brain injury awareness month, and provides information on how to register for both professional and caregiver webinars through the Brain Injury Association of America’s webinar series.

Fall 2015

Here we focus on the new regulations to limit headers in soccer, and discuss the movie, “Concussion.” This issue also includes an article by Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD, in which she discusses the strength and resilience of people reinventing their lives after a TBI.

Spring/Summer 2015

This issue spotlights Sergio Di Giovanni, the developer of the QCard App, a phone application that can help TBI survivors as well as those with ADHD, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and age-related cognitive decline.

Winter 2015

Here we highlight passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and touch upon Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Spring 2014

This issue includes information about the effectiveness of cognitive rehab and the diagnosis, management, and treatment of concussion in children and adolescents.

Fall 2014

We discuss the traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014 and the Medicaid waiver for people with TBI. In this issue we also briefly introduce the Brain Trauma Foundation, a resource for continued education for professionals caring for TBI patients.

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