A Community Collaboration Between IU Health and St. Vincent

Dawn Neumann and Nick Nihiser review vision testing images

Researchers Dr. Flora Hammond and Dr. Jim Malec

Dr. Lance Trexler views brain images



Innovation Brings New Hope.

Medical rehabilitation is a complex, interdisciplinary system of inpatient and outpatient therapies that is part of more complex system that includes emergent and acute care following catastrophic illness or injury as well as networks that provide long term services and support. This system and its components provide opportunities for a broad diversity of applied research studies. The targets of current research at RHI range from interventions to reduce disability to ways to better measure rehabilitation effectiveness to leading edge methods to evaluate patients and maximize their outcomes.


Translational Research Vision

 

A program of translational research integrated with clinical practice that establishes RHI as a world class
neuroscience rehabilitation center.

 

Overview of the Translational Research Studies RHI Conducts :

 

  • Identifying medications that enhance recovery following brain injury,
  • Identifying commonly prescribed medications following brain injury that may have adverse effects on recovery
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of group therapy for patients and families to improve coping skills
  • Improving return to work rates by developing networks of community services
  • Studying outcomes (community reintegration, well-being, life satisfaction) after brain and spinal injuries
  • Collaborating with the Mayo Clinic Traumatic Brain Injury System, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Health, St. Vincent’s, and Purdue University

 

 

Referrals

 

RHI invites physicians and patients interested in participating in research to contact us about rehabilitation research or participation in our studies. The partnership between RHI, physicians and patients is important in the continual effort to advance evidence-based practice. Please contact us in the “Contact RHI Today” link at the top right of the front page if you are interested.

 
Current Studies & Research
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Research Participant Registry

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

IU InterFACE Center at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

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-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

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

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