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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

Inferno, Indy Cruisers, & Sudden Impact All Shot For Victory In Their Cup Tournaments In June! July 10th, 2014
Both the Inferno and the Cruisers had played in the USPSA & MK Battery Conference Cup Series in Indianapolis, IN on June 13-15th. The Inferno team was fully excited to play their cup tournament in their home City of Indianapolis. They competed and learned as they played throughout the weekend. In their last game before the quarterfinals Brandon Garner scores from a kick off allowing the Inferno to win their game 2-1. Inferno finished in first place in the Founders Conference and six position overall in the Presidents Conference. Overall Inferno fought really hard and we cannot wait to see what they will do next season.


The Cruisers once again had a successful tournament weekend cruising past their competition in the early stages. The first game the Cruisers won easily 4-1, Kyle Albertson scored 2 goals with one assist and Lexi Heer scored the other two goals. In Game two Kyle Albertson and Lexi Heer were scoring machines put in the back of the net a combined 5 goals, and Michael Rodriguez kicked in one more goal for an astounding 6-1 win. Game three was more challenging. The Cruisers were down at half time, but Albertson with two goals and Rodriguez scoring the winning goal allowed the Cruisers to continue their perfect record thus far in the tournament. After Heer took a one game break from scoring she scored two goals in the fourth game to give the Cruisers a 2-0 victory. The final game was the Championship game verse the top seeded team in the tournament, the Minnesota Shock Wave’s. At the end of the first half the Cruisers were down 3-0. In the second half Lexi Heer was able to score two goals, but the Cruisers were no match for the Shock Wave’s losing 5-2. With the second place finish in the tournament the Cruisers will move up to the Premier Cup next year. The Cruisers had triumphant season meeting the goal of moving up the highest cup in the league. Congratulations to the Cruisers, and we look forward to what they can accomplish moving forward into next season.

RHI Sudden Impact started their 2014 Premier Cup campaign on June 26th at the Inspire Courts in Mesa, AZ against Tampa Thunder. Impact came out strong with two goals scored by JC Russo and Ginny Munson, but the Thunder were able to equalize the game in the second half ending in a 2-2 tie. Moving forward to the second match verse the SoCal Vaqueros, the Impact came out victorious with a 4-1 win, Russo had one goal and Munson had a hat trick. The final game of the day was against the home team’s Sun Devil Power Soccer Club. It was a tough fought match ending in a 5-4 loss for the Impact. JC Russo and Zack Dickey each scored a goal and Ginny Munson had two goals. The following day RHI Impact had to beat the Minnesota Magic to move to the quarterfinals and with Russo and Munson each scoring two goals Impact had a 4-1 win moving out of group play. In the quarterfinals the Impact played CNY United who were to overpowering and had a 3-0 win over RHI Impact. The final day of the tournament Sudden Impact played for fifth place against their fellow Indiana team, the Turnstone Flyers. The entire match was very even, but the Impact fell short with a 1-0 loss to the Flyers. With a 6th place finish in the 2014 Premier Cup Coach Tom Dickey proudly stated, “Last year we were in the cup below premier. We were an unknown commodity. We tied the runner up and lost to the champ by one. You are now a feared team. A team that can beat anybody.” The Impact had a great season and can’t wait to come back even better next season.