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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

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Multi-site Trial of Social Competence Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury July 8th, 2011

Cynthia Harrison-Felix, PhD (PI at lead center: Craig Hospital); RHI/IU:
Drs. Hammond, Malec, Backhaus; Elena Gillespie. 5-year multi-site clinical trial funded
by Department of Defense
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Program Research Program of
the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical
Research Programs (CDMRP).

Three nationally known traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation programs (University
of Washington, Seattle, WA; Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit, MI; and
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN), along with two well known Veterans
Administration Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers are collaborating with the lead Center
at Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO and the TBI Model Systems National Data and
Statistical Center (NDSC) also at Craig Hospital to complete this research study.

After TBI, individuals often have more difficulty communicating and interacting with
other people. The purpose of this study is to fine tune a method of helping people with TBI
interact better with others and improve their social competence skills. Examples of social
competence skills are giving and receiving feedback and speaking, listening, and
interacting effectively and comfortably with other people. The ultimate goal of this
research is to find out if improving social skills in a special group program helps people
with TBI interact better than learning those same skills in a classroom setting. Through
this study, researchers will refine the treatment intervention, gain experience with the
assessment tools for this project, and evaluate the clinicians who will be providing the
treatment intervention.

Contact Person: John McCreary at john.mccreary@rhin.com or  (317)313-3690, or Elena Gillespie at elena.gillespie@rhin.com or (317)329-2000.