Navigation Links
Kessler Foundation stroke expert receives $145,000 grant from Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
Date:11/9/2012

West Orange, NJ. November 9, 2012. A.M. Barrett, MD, director of stroke rehabilitation research at Kessler Foundation, was awarded a $145,000 grant (#2733) by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. The grant will enable the Stroke Research team and Dr. Barrett, an expert in hidden disabilities after stroke, to extend their work in hidden disabilities to stroke survivors and their health care providers in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Barrett and her team are well known for their research on the hidden disability of functional vision known as spatial neglect. Their investigations focus on the use of optical prism therapy for this disabling complication of stroke.

Hidden disabilities that impair functional vision affect as many as one out of three stroke survivors. They are the underlying cause of accidents, falls, injuries that prolong recovery and increase costs for rehabilitation. To address these common disabling complications of stroke, greater awareness is needed, as well as education for healthcare providers, according to Dr. Barrett. This will lead to better care for people recovering from the cognitive effects of stroke.

"Preliminary testing of Kessler Foundation's optical prism treatment is promising," noted Dr. Barrett. "Now is the time to offer this therapy to more people. This generous grant from the Healthcare Foundation of NJ will enable us to provide prism treatment to stroke survivors, aged 20 to 85, living in underserved areas of Newark. Moreover, we will provide specific guidelines to providers and healthcare organizations in Newark. Our objective is to work with these organizations to train providers in the community to identify and treat hidden disabilities of functional vision."

"This grant enables Kessler Foundation to extend the benefits of its clinical research to the local community," said John DeLuca, PhD, vice president of Research & Training at Kessler Foundation. Training health care providers will reinforce the hospital-to-community care pathway, resulting in better health care and greater independence for hundreds of Newark-based stroke survivors.


'/>"/>

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-28382
Kessler Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Kessler Foundation names Dr. John Whyte recipient of Foundations 2nd Annual DeLisa Award
2. Kessler Foundation scientist awarded $554,000 for multiple sclerosis employment research
3. Kessler Foundation researchers present at first International Congress on Cognition in MS
4. Kessler Foundation scientists present cognitive research findings at MS dual symposium
5. Kessler Foundations A.M. Barrett appointed to National Quality Forum Steering Committee
6. Kessler Foundation and Heldrich Center issue brief on hiring workers with disabilities
7. DeLuca of Kessler Foundation receives research award from American Psychological Association
8. Kessler Foundation presents Brain Injury: From Research to Rebuilding Lives on Sept. 27-28
9. Dr. Chiaravalloti of Kessler Foundation comments on trends in rehabilitation research in MS
10. Kessler Foundation scientist garners best poster award for MS research
11. Kessler Foundation scientists awarded New Jersey grants for brain injury research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/1/2020)... ... 01, 2020 , ... Global mobile data platform provider Zerion Software announced the ... needs based on COVID-19. , As cases continue to rise across the world, filling ... will extend support by offering free basic iFormBuilder accounts and forms - including HIPAA-compliant ...
(Date:3/30/2020)... ... March 30, 2020 , ... Achieve Medical ... its commitment to provide comprehensive and compassionate mental health and wellness services in ... Center’s UpDox platform for telemedicine services including initial consultations, evaluations, and follow-up care. ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... , ... March 27, 2020 , ... ... of the Suntuity Group of companies, is mobilizing their drone equipment and training ... , By leveraging their DJI Enterprise level Matrice and Agras drones, Suntuity AirWorks ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. (PRWEB) , ... March 27, ... ... measures to protect workers and the public from the spread of the coronavirus. ... Andrew Cuomo, crews are pressing forward with infrastructure renewal and environmental protection projects ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... ... of this March’s edition of “The Fertility Journey.” This campaign will serve as ... third-party parenting, and maternal health options. , One in 6 couples experiences ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2020)... ... March 30, 2020 , ... Zaloni™, an ... by Dresner Advisory Services as the #2 vendor in the firm’s new Data ... orchestration, data transformation, and data integration for a variety of sources including databases, ...
(Date:3/30/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Access to quick and reliable translation is ... is making its neural machine translation service available to all government departments, including ... neural machine translation tools to support them with a wide range of communications ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2020 , ... ... Karina Pismichenko wanted to use the podcast format was because she’d be able to ... many people out there who are curious, and want to learn more about the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: