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Current Studies

A Multi-Center, Parallel-Group, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Amantadine Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Chronic TBI Irritability and Aggression: A Replication Study April 19th, 2010

Flora Hammond, MD (PI); Funded by National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Irritability and aggression are problems that greatly affect the lives of many people living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families. There has been little research to help guide physicians on how to best treat these challenging

Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Resource Facilitation on Return to Work after Traumatic Brain Injury: Replication of a Pilot Study September 25th, 2009

Lance E. Trexler, PhD (Principal Investigator; RHI) and Laura Trexler, OTR (RHI); funded by Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund.   A small pilot study conducted previously at RHI —the first controlled study of Resource Facilitation—demonstrated that, 67% of the group who received Resource Facilitation returnedto work compared to 36% in

Outcomes and Perceived Needs among Individuals with Severe Injuries in Indiana July 8th, 2009

James Malec, PhD (Principal Investigator; RHI), Jacob Kean, PhD (RHI/IU-Bloomington), Joseph Thomas, PhD (Purdue), Susan Perkins and Tracie Pettit (IN Trauma Registry); funded by the Indiana Spine and Brain Injury Research Fund Investigators from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Purdue University and the Indiana Trauma Registry received funding from the

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,

An Exploration of the Hypocholinergic Hypothesis of Delirium following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) February 25th, 2009

Jacob T. Kean, Ph.D., Principal Investigator Traumatic brain injury (TBI) often causes delirium (confusion and sometimes agitation) in patients recovering from these types of events. One of the neurochemical systems that stabilize the brain, the acetylcholine system, often becomes unbalanced when injuries like this occur, often worsening confusion. We suspect

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Current Studies & Research
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