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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

RHI Athlete Cat Bouwkamp Wins Gold in Brazil: Headed to the London Paralympics! September 1st, 2011

RHI athlete Cat Bouwkamp (Fishers, Ind.) won the gold Medal in the foil competition and a silver medal in epee at the Wheelchair Pan American Championships in Campinas, Brazil on August 12th.


Cat, a fifteen-year-old sophomore at Fishers High School, (pictured left at an another event where she won a bronze medal) is the top ranked female wheelchair fencer in the United States in epee, foil, and saber.


In Brazil she faced the best women fencers from the US, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. By winning the Gold Medal Cat is qualified to fence at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.


Cat is now the youngest athlete on Team USA qualified to compete in London in 2012. After completing the pool bouts in foil undefeated, Cat was seeded first out of the pools in Category A foil. She earned a bye into the quarter-finals where she defeated Suelen Rodolpho (BRA), 15-3, after Rodolpho beat American fencer Sonia Fogal.


Cat then defeated Monica Santos (BRA), 15-2, to advance to the final against Sylvie

Morel (CAN). Cat took an early 11-4 lead against the Canadian, but Morel – a past Paralympic fencer- mounted a comeback. Cat won the bout against Morel 15-12.  The following day in the epee competition the final bout once again pitted Morel against Cat. Cat earned the Silver Medal with Morel winning 6-4. Congratulations, Cat!