Monthly Archives: May 2011

NEWSFLASH from Brain Injury Association of America

President and CEO of the Brain Injury Association Susan H. Connors announced on May 16, 2011 that: Susan Vaughn is BIAA’s NEW State Policy Consultant – BIAA is pleased to announce that Susan has been retained to provide consulting services … Continue reading

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House Committee adopts Platts Amendment: Ensures better treatment of troops suffering from brain injuries

The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee (HASC) approved an amendment Wednesday to the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1540) which was sponsored by Congressman Todd Platts (PA-19) to direct the U.S. Department of Defense to … Continue reading

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Mapping Traumatic Axonal Injury Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Correlations with Functional Outcome

In PLos One’s May 2011 journal, researchers from the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at University of Cambridge published their findings that clinical outcome was related to the burden of white matter injury, quantified by diffusivity parameters late after traumatic brain … Continue reading

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HHS releases $100 million for Community Transformation Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the availability of $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants.  Created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and funded through the ACA’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, … Continue reading

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Cognitive Rehab Workshop for Brain Injury Professionals New Orleans, LA

September 14, 2011 InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans, LA Make plans now to attend this one day interactive workshop for professionals working with adults who have cognitive problems following brain injury. This workshop will be held on the first day of … Continue reading

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report releases summaries of TBI related deaths (’97-’07)

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has released Surveillance Summaries for Traumatic Brain Injury related deaths in the United States from 1997-2007.    Abstract:  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. During … Continue reading

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PTSD common following significant orthopedic trauma

Recognizing early signs is critical to effective treatment. (Rosemont, IL) Although most commonly associated with military combat, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in civilians, too – and with consequences that are just as serious, according to a new review … Continue reading

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Webinar presentation by Dr. Wayne Gordon, Wednesday, May 11th

Wayne A. Gordon, Ph.D. will present the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Grand Rounds Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Dr. Gordon is the Jack Nash Professor, Director of Psychology and … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day Message from MADD Hawai`i

Aloha – On a subconscious level a mother knows from the moment she gives life to her child, she must protect them from death.  Sadly, a mother’s ability to protect her child can be destroyed in an instant by a … Continue reading

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Appropriators urged to preserve TBI Act funding

House appropriators are poised to begin considering their draft fiscal year 2012 spending measures later this month. In preparation, the Brain Injury Assocation of America and the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) worked with the Congressional Brain Injury … Continue reading

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