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Current Studies & Research
The interFACE Lab

The interFACE Lab The Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological,… Read More


TrackTBI Investigator: Richard Rodgers, MD TRACK-TBI:  The multicenter Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study aims to improve success of clinical trial design through the collection and analysis of… Read More

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy (TREAT) Investigators: Dawn Neumann, Flora Hammond The purpose of this study is to teach participants with traumatic brain injury to develop better emotional… Read More

Avanir Study

Avanir Study Sheryl Katta-Charles MD, Principal Investigator A Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability or AVP-786 (deudextromethorphan hydrobromide [d6-DM]/quinidine sulfate [Q]) for… Read More

Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Long-Term, Prospective, Non-Interventional Study Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Trained Companions Recently Initiated with the ReWalk™ Personal Device. Flora Hammond, MD (PI), funded… Read More

A Pilot Study Examining the Relationship between Anger and Attributions of Hostile Intent after Traumatic Brain Injury August 9th, 2011

Dawn Neumann (PI), Flora Hammond, MD (Co-PI), funded by the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund and the National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR), Mary E. Switzer Merit Fellowship.

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI) it is common to have long-lasting problems with anger and aggression. These emotional and behavioral problems are tough to treat and often impact many other life aspects, including relationships and community participation to name a few. The purpose of this study is to determine if some people with TBI are more likely to negatively misinterpret other peoples’ behavior, and whether or not this is related to anger and aggression. This study is expected to help us learn why people with TBI might have problems with anger and aggression, which is important for figuring out how to treat these problems. For this study, we will recruit 46 people with moderate to severe TBI, who are at least six months post-injury and between the ages of 18 and 65 years old. Study participants will be asked to read short paragraphs describing other’s behaviors and then answer questions about their feelings and interpretations of the behaviors.