Navigation Links
Kessler Foundation neuroscientist addresses 2nd Annual TBI Conference in Washington DC
Date:2/29/2012

West Orange, NJ -- Jordan Grafman, PhD, director of Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, is an invited speaker at The 2nd Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference on March 6, 2012, in Washington, DC. Dr. Grafman will describe the long-term cognitive and social consequences of traumatic brain injury. A well known expert, he will focus on his research on the influence of the location of brain injury and genetic polymorphisms on social abilities and quality of life.

The Conference will be held March 6-7 at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, VA. The theme is challenges and opportunities in preclinical and clinical development of new diagnostics and therapeutics. Dr. Grafman is one of a panel of noted researchers from the international community of brain injury experts, including presenters from academia, the government, the military and industry.

Research into neuroplasticity shows that the brain has greater capacity for healing than previously thought. Dr. Grafman's goal is to translate that concept into more effective, targeted rehabilitation. To tailor interventions for individuals in order to achieve the best outcomes after TBI, his research incorporates neuroimaging and genetics. This approach has the potential to broaden our knowledge of the impact of TBI, as well as other diseases that impair brain function, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and degenerative diseases.

Dr. Grafman's background includes 30 years of experience in brain injury research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he led the Vietnam Head Injury Project, a long-term project of more than 200 soldiers with serious injuries of the head and brain. He is the leading expert on the long-term effects of penetrating brain injuries in military personnel. His expertise includes the scope of challenges faced during recovery, including behavioral changes like aggression, late sequelae such as seizures, and the impact on TBI on family life and employment, and legal implications.


'/>"/>
Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Dr. Kessler, Congressman Price & Mayo Clinic Headline Inaugural MDPA Conference
2. Kessler Foundation scientists awarded grants to study cognition in MS
3. Kessler Foundation awarded stroke research grant by Wallerstein Foundation
4. Kessler Foundation reports benefits of behavioral technique for cognitive rehabilitation in MS
5. Kessler Foundation receives grants to study health disparities in people with disabilities
6. Kessler Foundation receives grant to study cognitive reserve in traumatic brain injury
7. Kessler Foundation announces 24th Annual Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Board Review Course
8. Kessler Foundation reports advance in early diagnosis of spatial neglect after stroke
9. Kessler Foundations John DeLuca, Ph.D., conducts national MS Society teleconference
10. Kessler Foundation and USC collaborate on clinical virtual reality for disability research
11. Kessler Foundation reports greater brain activation after cognitive rehabilitation for MS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... ... “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love””: a delightful adventure of two friends who play ... Spirit: “Love”” is the creation of published author, Halimah Jones, who was born and ... an avid writer, her inspiration for “Fruit of the Spirit: “Love”” blossomed from her ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Greenwich, Connecticut (PRWEB) , ... September 22, 2017 ... ... to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness, today ... , A noted immunologist and microbiologist, Dr. Sellati has more than 20 ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... SABRE is ... run from September 11 to the end of November. , The Chicago, Illinois, based ... their community and teach them about the ease of taking their personal safety into ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Demonstrating a consistent ... health departments have been awarded five-year accreditation status through the Public Health ... being served by a PHAB-accredited health department now extend to more than ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), ... election of Yie-Hsin Hung to the Board of Directors. , “The New England ... Ms. Hung is an invaluable addition to our team,” said Vincent Strully, Jr., President ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/5/2017)... -- Just 18 months after its February 2016 launch, market ... appointment of three new senior people to its rapidly ... and James Wright bring decades of ... Tammy Wynne joins as Director, Value ... has over ten years, experience in global market access ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... , Sept. 1, 2017  Bayer will present the ... European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress, September 8-12 ... will include new preclinical and clinical data on Bayer,s marketed ... earlier pipeline projects. ... best minds in cancer research at ESMO," said Carsten ...
(Date:8/28/2017)... , Aug. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... on Monday, September 11, 2017, in New York ... executive officer, is scheduled to present at 11:05 a.m. Eastern ... accessed at http://ir.hill-rom.com/events.cfm . A recorded replay will be ... through December 10, 2017. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: