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Research Division

The interFACE Lab August 13th, 2018

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, psychological and developmental disorders. With a living room design, the Center uses three high-definition cameras and a microphone mounted on
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TrackTBI August 13th, 2018

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 detailed clinical TBI data.  The study enrolled individuals who have experienced TBI at 18 U.S. sites, across the injury spectrum,
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Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy August 13th, 2018

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 self-awareness and ability to describe and communicate their emotions. Participants who consent and qualify for the study will be randomized
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Avanir Study August 13th, 2018

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 the treatment of neurobehavioral disinhibition including aggression, agitation, irritability in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Contact: Becky Runkel Email:
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Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries August 13th, 2018

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 by ReWalk Robotics Inc. The central purpose of the study is to evaluate the adequacy of the Multi-Tiered ReWalk Training
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Focused Intensive Repeated Stepping Training August 13th, 2018

Focused Intensive Repeated Stepping Training (FIRST) T. George Hornby PhD, Principal Investigator This study is an observational study for patients within 2 months following a stroke who are currently receiving inpatient rehabilitation.  We are tracking amounts and types of practice received during therapy and how these may relate to long-term
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Task-Specificity for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury August 13th, 2018

Task-Specificity for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury T. George Hornby PhD, Principal Investigator This study is a randomized controlled trial for patients with a motor incomplete spinal cord injury directed towards understanding the relative contributions of specificity of training to improve locomotor function. We are recruiting ambulatory individuals with a motor incomplete SCI of at
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Very Intensive Variable Ambulation Training August 13th, 2018

Very Intensive Variable Ambulation Training T. George Hornby PhD, Principal Investigator This study is a randomized controlled trial for patients with acquired brain injury directed towards understanding the relative contributions of modulating the intensity and variability of locomotor training to improve walking function. We are recruiting individuals who have experienced an acquired brain injury
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Improving Transition From Acute to Post-Acute Care Following Traumatic Brain Injury August 13th, 2018

Improving Transition From Acute to Post-Acute Care Following Traumatic Brain Injury (funded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PCORI) Flora Hammond MD, Principal Investigator A multisite treatment study which aims to enroll 900 people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury who are discharged from inpatient rehabilitation at one of six TBI Model System Centers.
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Center for Brain Rehabilitation and Imaging Network August 13th, 2018

Center for Brain Rehabilitation and Imaging Network (C-BRAIN) Flora Hammond MD, Principal Investigator A multi-site collaborative genetics database to assess genetic contributions to TBI outcome. Contacts: Darby Dyar                                                             Kaitlyn Flederbach Email: Darby.dyar@rhin.com                                                Email: Kaitlyn.flederbach@rhin.com Phone: 317-329-2529                                                             Phone: 317-329-2043

Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil August 13th, 2018

Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study) Flora Hammond, MD, Principal Investigator This study is a four-site, randomized, parallel design, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 10-week trial that will evaluate the effect of donepezil on treatment for functionally important verbal memory problems among 160 individuals (age 18-60 years) who sustained
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Preliminary Development of the Aggression and Irritability Impact Measure August 13th, 2018

Preliminary Development of the Aggression and Irritability Impact Measure Flora Hammond MD, Principal Investigator The following questionnaires will be used as measures of irritability and aggression for the subject and the observer: Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI & NPI-Distress), Aggression & Irritability Impact Measure (AIIM) and Global Impression of Change. Contact: Becky
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Buspirone for the Treatment of Chronic Post-TBI Irritability and Aggression August 13th, 2018

Buspirone for the Treatment of Chronic Post-TBI Irritability and Aggression: A 91-Day Single- Site, Flexible-Dose, Parallel Group, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Flora Hammond MD, Principal Investigator Subjects who consent and qualify will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio, buspirone or placebo. Randomized subjects will receive active treatment or placebo. Both the
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Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems August 13th, 2018

Flora Hammond MD, Principal Investigator The TBIMS NDB is a multi-center, prospective, longitudinal study that will be used for descriptive analyses of outcome, correlation of injury severity and pre-morbid characteristics to outcomes, and for monitoring trends over time. The primary aim of the TBIMS NDB is to provide data for
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Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Research Participant Registry September 30th, 2017

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 have consented to participate in research at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI). Development of the Research Participant Registry will allow
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IU InterFACE Center at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana September 29th, 2017

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 disorders.  The InterFACE Center provides an evidence-based treatment approach in combination with the newest, state-of-the-art equipment in one lab not
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Resource Facilitation-Best Practices Manual for Return to Work/School October 22nd, 2015

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 click the link, you will be taken to a new page.   Click on link below to review full Manual
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Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study) March 12th, 2015

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 is a four-site, randomized, parallel design, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 10-week trial that will evaluate the effect of donepezil on treatment for
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Brain Injury Association of America ~ The Challenge January 8th, 2015

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 the link to view the full publication: Fall 2014 “Work Worth Doing” –    http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-publications.htm    

Flora M. Hammond, M.D. Joins Medical Issues Panel of BIAA /Mount Sinai TBI Rehabilitation Guidelines Project October 24th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2014   CONTACT: Stephanie S. Hale, BAA, Marketing Public Relations and Marketing Off.: 317-329-2093 Cell: 317-626-2910 stephanie.hale@rhin.com         Flora M. Hammond, M.D. of Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) and Indiana University School of Medicine Joins Medical Issues Panel of BIAA /Mount Sinai
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RHI TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH & ACADEMIC SUMMARY January 17th, 2014

2013 Translational Research & Academic Summary    IUSM Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Indiana TBI Model System Indiana Center for Brain Rehabilitation, Advance Imaging, and Neuroscience (ICBRAIN)   AWARDS, APPOINTMENTS & RECOGNITIONS Dawn Neumann, PhD, received the Deborah L. Wilkerson early Career Award at the Annual Meeting
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Three RHI clinicians win prestigious awards at the 2013 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference in Orlando, Florida! November 19th, 2013

11192013  ACRM Award Press Release Three RHI clinicians win prestigious awards at the 2013 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference in Orlando, Florida! Flora Hammond, MD, Chief of Medical Affairs (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is honored to announce Flora Hammond, MD, Chief of Medical Affairs
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Post-TBI Irritability & Aggression: Building Evidence-Based Approaches to Management April 26th, 2013

       Flora Hammond, MD (PI), James Malec, PhD (Co-PI), Jacob Kean, PhD, Susan Perkins, PhD, Patrick Monahan, PhD, funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).   Treatment and Placebo Arm: “Buspirone for the Treatment of Chronic Post-TBI Irritability and Aggression: A 91-Day Single- Site, Flexible-Dose, Parallel Group,
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Neurobiological mechanisms underlying affect recognition deficits after brain injury March 26th, 2013

Dawn Neumann, PhD (PI), Wang Yang, PhD, Brenna McDonald, PhD, Arlene Schmid, PhD.  Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants (IUCRG). The ability to recognize how others feel (affect recognition) helps us to acknowledge and respond appropriately to the needs of others. Facial affect recognition is a complex process that relies on
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Couples Caring and Relating with Empathy-Brain Injury Program (Couples CARE): A skills-based intervention to improve marital satisfaction and adjustment after brain injury March 26th, 2013

Samantha Backhaus, PhD (PI), Dawn Neumann, PhD, Taryn Skejstal, PhD, funded by Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund (ISCBIRF).   This is a 2-year study that will be looking at the efficacy of doing a 16 week, small group, marital treatment program for couples after one of them
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A pilot study examining the relationship between anger and attributions of hostile intent after traumatic brain injury March 26th, 2013

Dawn Neumann (PI), Flora Hammond, MD, James Malec, PhD, funded by Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund. After a traumatic brain injury (TBI) it is common to have long-lasting problems with anger and aggression. These emotional and behavioral problems are tough to treat and often impact many other life aspects,
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iDrama: Interactive Education on Traumatic Brain Injury From the Perspectives of the Injured, Caregiver, and Neuropsychologist November 23rd, 2012

RHI invites family caregivers and anyone touched by traumatic brain injury (TBI) to interact over the Internet with the video images of a RHI neuropsychologist, a family caregiver, and a survivor of brain injury, all of whom have valuable knowledge, experience, and insights to share about brain injury. Three voice-activated,
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Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) and Indiana University School of Medicine have been selected as one of only 16 centers in the United States receiving the prestigious designation of being a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System site September 27th, 2012

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2012 Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) and Indiana University School of Medicine have been selected as one of only 16 centers in the United States receiving the prestigious designation of being a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System site INDIANAPOLIS – Federal officials
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A Pilot Study Examining the Relationship between Anger and Attributions of Hostile Intent after Traumatic Brain Injury August 9th, 2011

Dawn Neumann (PI), Flora Hammond, MD (Co-PI), funded by the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund and the National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR), Mary E. Switzer Merit Fellowship. After a traumatic brain injury (TBI) it is common to have long-lasting problems with anger and aggression. These emotional and behavioral problems
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Developing and Translating a Statewide System of Support and Collaboration Into Local Support Networks Integrated Through Resource Facilitation May 14th, 2009

Lance Trexler, PhD (PI), Laura Trexler, OTR, Anna Garrett (Brain Injury Association of Indiana), Alan Neuenschwander, and Nancy Griffin; funded by the Human Resources and Services Administration through the Indiana Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation. Following acquired brain injury (ABI) and acute hospitalization and rehabilitation,
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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

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

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