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… Read More
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… Read More
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) March 10, 2015 Flora Hammond, MD (PI); Funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). This study… Read More
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
Monica is the Executive Director and Chief Federal Defender of the Indiana Federal Community Defender. In that role, she oversees representation of indigent persons charged in the federal courts. She began studying criminal justice and economics at State University of New York at Buffalo State College at age 16. Monica worked part time at the Indiana Public Defender Council while attending Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and was hired full-time when she passed the bar in 1983. After serving four years as a staff attorney for the council, she entered into private practice, focusing on representation of indigent persons charged with the death penalty at both the trial and appellate levels, including arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Through her work with clients charged with the death penalty, Monica became interested in how traumatic brain injury, particularly when undiagnosed and untreated, contributes to violent crime.
Monica’s interest in brain trauma became more personal when her husband, attorney Robert Hammerle was an RHI patient in the fall of 2011 after he was hit by a motorcycle as a pedestrian, leaving him with a brain injury. That experience introduced her to RHI’s mission and leadership in brain injury research and treatment and the RHI Foundation’s role in supporting and promoting it.