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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 Sports Helps NCAA International Mentee! December 1st, 2014

The NCAA hosted Lizzie Kiama, an international mentee from Kenya. She visited with the RHISP Director, Jake Patrick, and participated in practice with the RHI Indy Brawlers Rugby Team and RHI Youth Wheelchair Basketball teams. Lizzie is the Director of

This-Ability consulting in Kenya, Africa. She started this consulting firm after she became paralyzed from the waist down. When she was only 18 she was in a car accident that led to her disability, but she did gain strength back to walk again. After the birth of her child Lizzie again lost mobility and uses a wheelchair to get around. However, she embraced her new identity and started This- Ability consulting which is dedicated to supporting and improving opportunities to communities, specifically persons with disabilities. Lizzie’s recent project “Women on Wheels” focuses on providing friendly competition in wheelchair rugby for women with varying degrees of disabilities, which work toward breaking down existing stereotypes and increase understanding. Lizzie’s goal in the next five years is to grow her consulting business nationally and regionally in Africa.