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Kessler Foundation Research Center Awarded More Than Two Million Dollars in Grants
Date:7/8/2009

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  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) awarded a grant to support Dr. Carlozzi's pilot study, which will establish a core outcome measure for clinical trials aimed at prolonging healthy living for people with Huntington's disease.
  • Select Medical awarded Cristin McKenna, MD, a grant to study the risk of falls during rehabilitation and long-term care though innovative, targeted cognitive assessment. Minimizing falls and their complications will contribute to optimal physical rehabilitation and recovery. Dr. McKenna conducts research in the Stroke Rehabilitation Research Laboratory.

  • About Kessler Foundation
    Kessler Foundation is in the forefront of research in the areas of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuropsychology, neuroscience, multiple sclerosis, movement analysis, outcomes research and rehabilitation engineering. Kessler Foundation Research Center, which has 7 specialized laboratories, also has model systems for brain and spinal injury: Northern New Jersey SCI System and Northern New Jersey TBI System, which are funded by major grants from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. While there are 14 model SCI systems and 14 TBI model systems in the U.S., Kessler Foundation is one of only seven centers in the country to have dual model systems. In 2008, Kessler Foundation researchers published more than 60 articles in medical and scientific journals and presented their research findings at national and international meetings.

    Kessler Foundation also supports programs that promote the employment of people with disabilities through its Program Center's "Transition to Work" Signature and Community Employment Grants. The Foundation's Special Initiative Grants also support educational programs like 'ThinkFirst', an injury prevention program aimed at children and teens. Kessler Foundation has a full-time staff of 90 indi
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