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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 Driving Program May 23rd, 2012

RHI’s driving program has made a huge impact on my life.  The program has allowed me to get my driver’s license and regain my independence.  When I first started driving again, I felt like a sixteen year old kid again.  Except this time it was my wife worrying about me instead of my mom!  I have been able to return to my job as a salesman.  My job requires me to travel the state of Indiana and visit customers.

RHI’s driving program was instrumental to my progress.  I really enjoyed driving the van. It had several different hand controls I could try, different steering options, and seat positions.  The van performed flawlessly.

Tinette, my RHI driving instructor, was a pleasure to work with.   She was very patient and reassuring as I learned how to operate a vehicle with hand controls.  Not only did she teach me drive, but also how to get in and out of the van and fill it up with gas.  These simple task that i had taken for granted before, were major obstacles to over come.  I gained confidence each time we went out and ventured further from the safe confines of RHI’s parking lot.

I consider myself truly blessed to have been able to work with team from RHI.