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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,

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Research Participant Registry March 27th, 2013

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

Methylphenidate (Ritalin) and Memory/Attention in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) March 26th, 2013

Brenna McDonald, Psy.D., Flora Hammond, MD, Gwen Sprehn, Ph.D.  Funded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) A   randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind design, comparing the efficacy of three interventions: memory and attention training (MAAT), methylphenidate, and memory/attention training in combination with methylphenidate. Traumatic brain injury

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

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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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

Lifestyle Management in Spinal Cord Injury

New RHI Research Study, seeking participants: Lifestyle Management in Spinal Cord Injury: This pilot study is modeled on a successful lifestyle change program conducted at the University of Pittsburgh.  Based… 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

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

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.… Read More