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Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Research Participant Registry

James Malec, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator The purpose of RHI’s Research Participant Registry is to create a RHI Research Participant Registry of individuals who are interested in participating or who… Read More

IU InterFACE Center at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

The IU Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological, psychological, and developmental… Read More

Resource Facilitation-Best Practices Manual for Return to Work/School

Resource Facilitation: Indiana Best Practices Manual for Return-to- Work or Return-to-School     Click on the read more button to get a link to download the full manual.  Once you… Read More

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study)

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study) March 10, 2015 Flora Hammond, MD (PI); Funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).  This study… Read More

Brain Injury Association of America ~ The Challenge

Flora M. Hammond, M.D. is featured as one of the TBI Model Systems Researchers in the Fall Edition of the Brain Injury Association of America ‘The Challenge’ Publication. Click on… 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!