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October 8, 2019
Welcome to the Third Annual Cancer Conference - Beyond Rest: A Rehabilitative Approach to Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. In this lecture podcast Didier Allexandre, PhD, Research Scientist at Kessler Foundation presents “Cancer-Related Fatigue - A Research Prospective”. View the transcript at Cancer-related fatigue is an issue that often develops during treatment and can last for months or even years. This live course will focus on the impact, screening and management of the physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive sequelae. Participants will gain understanding of various evidence-based therapeutic interventions and the overall benefits of a multi-professional approach. Topics to be discussed will include current research and practice guidelines, as well as the unique role that rehabilitation can play in managing and reducing signs of cancer-related fatigue. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange Campus, New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/cancer-research For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.
October 4, 2019
Welcome to the Third Annual Cancer Conference - Beyond Rest: A Rehabilitative Approach to Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. In this lecture podcast Brooke Laster, oncology social worker from Valley Hospital presents “Psychosocial Interventions for Cancer-Related Fatigue”. View the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Cancer-Related%20Fatigue%20Part%204%20of%205-Psychosocial-Interventions-FINAL-Transcript.pdf Cancer-related fatigue is an issue that often develops during treatment and can last for months or even years. This live course will focus on the impact, screening and management of the physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive sequelae. Participants will gain understanding of various evidence-based therapeutic interventions and the overall benefits of a multi-professional approach. Topics to be discussed will include current research and practice guidelines, as well as the unique role that rehabilitation can play in managing and reducing signs of cancer-related fatigue. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange Campus, New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/cancer-research For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.
September 27, 2019
Welcome to the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Consumer Conference for Persons with Brain Injury “Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury” A Research Update was presented by Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, Traumatic Brain Injury Research Director at Kessler Foundation For more information about Dr. Chiaravalloti, read her bio in the program notes. This one-day conference provided individuals with brain injury, their caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals with information and insight into strategies to successfully manage a range of challenges that affect overall health, wellness, and quality of life. The conference was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. NNJTBIS is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030). This podcast was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Hotel Westminster, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/traumatic-brain-injury For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (www.KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts. Bio ========================== Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D. (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Nancy%20Chiaravalloti) Nancy Chiaravalloti is Director of the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation and the project director for the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. Dr. Chiaravalloti conducts research in cognitive rehabilitation, particularly in new learning, memory and processing speed. She has led numerous randomized clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation protocols in clinical populations, examining post-treatment changes from multiple vantage points such as objective behavior (neuropsychological tests), everyday life (questionnaires, tests of daily life functioning) and at the level of the brain (functional neuroimaging).
September 27, 2019
Welcome to the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Consumer Conference for Persons with Brain Injury “Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury” A Panel Presentation: Mike-at-the-Mike - “Relationships and TBI”, this panel was moderated by Michael Greenwald from the Council for the Head Injured Community. This one-day conference provided individuals with brain injury, their caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals with information and insight into strategies to successfully manage a range of challenges that affect overall health, wellness, and quality of life. The conference was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. NNJTBIS is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030). This podcast was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Hotel Westminster, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/traumatic-brain-injury For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (www.KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.
September 27, 2019
Welcome to the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Consumer Conference for Persons with Brain Injury “Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury” In this Interactive Demo Christina Rasmussen presents “The Door: A Meditative and Experiential Journey” For more information about Christina Rasmussen, read her bio in the program notes. This one-day conference provided individuals with brain injury, their caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals with information and insight into strategies to successfully manage a range of challenges that affect overall health, wellness, and quality of life. The conference was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. NNJTBIS is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030). This podcast was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Hotel Westminster, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/traumatic-brain-injury For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (www.KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts. Bio ========================== Christina Rasmussen Christina Rasmussen is an internationally recognized grief educator and author. Christina has helped thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of the human mind. Christina has been featured as a “Woman Working to Do Good” in the White House blog. Her work has also appeared in NPR, ABC News, and MariaShriver.com. She currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband Eric, their two daughters and their two dogs.
September 27, 2019
Welcome to the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Consumer Conference for Persons with Brain Injury “Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury” Guest Speaker Dr. Irene Ward presents “Exercise after TBI” This one-day conference provided individuals with brain injury, their caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals with information and insight into strategies to successfully manage a range of challenges that affect overall health, wellness, and quality of life. The conference was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. NNJTBIS is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030). This podcast was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Hotel Westminster, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/traumatic-brain-injury For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (www.KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts. Bio ======================= Irene Ward, P.T., D.P.T. Irene Ward is the clinical research coordinator for the Brain Injury Program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and assists with the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy.
September 27, 2019
Welcome to the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Consumer Conference for Persons with Brain Injury “Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury” In this lecture podcast, Drs. John DeLuca, Sr. Vice President for Research and Erica Weber, Research Scientist both from Kessler Foundation present “Cognitive Rehabilitation and TBI" This one-day conference provided individuals with brain injury, their caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals with information and insight into strategies to successfully manage a range of challenges that affect overall health, wellness, and quality of life. The conference was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. NNJTBIS is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030). This podcast was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Hotel Westminster, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/traumatic-brain-injury For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (www.KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts. Bios ============================== John DeLuca, Ph.D. (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/John%20DeLuca) John DeLuca, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation. Dr. DeLuca has been involved in neuropsychology and rehabilitation research for over 30 years. He is internationally known for his research on disorders of memory and information processing in a variety of clinical populations including: traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Erica Weber, Ph.D. (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Erica%20Weber) Erica Weber is a research scientist at the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Weber is trained as a clinical neuropsychologist and specializes in using cognitive rehabilitation to improve everyday aspects of memory functioning in individuals after neurological injury or illness.
September 27, 2019
Welcome to the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Consumer Conference for Persons with Brain Injury “Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury” In this podcast Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, director of the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System provided the welcome and opening remarks followed by Keynote speaker Christina Rasmussen presenting “The True Cost of Invisible Losses” This one-day conference provided individuals with brain injury, their caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals with information and insight into strategies to successfully manage a range of challenges that affect overall health, wellness, and quality of life. The conference was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. NNJTBIS is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030). This podcast was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Hotel Westminster, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/traumatic-brain-injury For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (www.KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts. Bios ================================ Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D. Nancy Chiaravalloti is Director of the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation and the project director for the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. Dr. Chiaravalloti conducts research in cognitive rehabilitation, particularly in new learning, memory and processing speed. She has led numerous randomized clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation protocols in clinical populations, examining post-treatment changes from multiple vantage points such as objective behavior (neuropsychological tests), everyday life (questionnaires, tests of daily life functioning) and at the level of the brain (functional neuroimaging). Christina Rasmussen Christina Rasmussen is an internationally recognized grief educator and author. Christina has helped thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of the human mind. Christina has been featured as a “Woman Working to Do Good” in the White House blog. Her work has also appeared in NPR, ABC News, and MariaShriver.com. She currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband Eric, their two daughters and their two dogs.
September 27, 2019
Welcome to the Third Annual Cancer Conference - Beyond Rest: A Rehabilitative Approach to Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. In this lecture podcast Tiffany Kendig, physical therapist, Kelly Walloga, Senior Occupational Therapist, and Sara Ilenko, Senior Speech-Language Pathologist, all from Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation present “Rehabilitation to Manage Fatigue in Patients with Cancer”. Tiffany Kendig presents from 01:58 - 22:00 Kelly Walloga presents from 22:01 - 34:34 Sara Ilenko presents from 34:35 - 45:47 View the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Cancer-Related%20Fatigue%20Part%203%20of%205-Rehabilitation-to-Manage-Fatigue-FINAL-Transcript.pdf Cancer-related fatigue is an issue that often develops during treatment and can last for months or even years. This live course will focus on the impact, screening and management of the physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive sequelae. Participants will gain understanding of various evidence-based therapeutic interventions and the overall benefits of a multi-professional approach. Topics to be discussed will include current research and practice guidelines, as well as the unique role that rehabilitation can play in managing and reducing signs of cancer-related fatigue. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange Campus, New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/cancer-research For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.
September 24, 2019
Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD is director of the Centers for Spinal Cord Injury Research and Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation. He is a research associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. Dr. Dyson-Hudson is co-director of the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System at Kessler—a NIDILRR funded Spinal Cord Injury Model System of care. In 1992, while he was a 3rd-year medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Dyson-Hudson sustained a spinal cord injury while playing rugby. Following a year of rehabilitation, he returned to medical school and graduated in 1995. View the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Trevor-Dyson-Hudson_on-spina-cord-injury-expert-interview-series-FINAL-Transcript.pdf Links: More about Dr. Dyson-Hudson and his research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Trevor%20Dyson-Hudson?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=bio%20link&utm_campaign=dyson-hudson) Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-spinal-cord-injury-research?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=center%20sci&utm_campaign=dyson-hudson) Center for Outcomes and Assessment Research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-outcomes-and-assessments-research?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=center%20outcomes&utm_campaign=dyson-hudson) Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury Model System (https://kesslerfoundation.org/NNJSCIS?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=sci%20model%20systems&utm_campaign=dyson-hudson) Join a study (https://kesslerfoundation.org/join-our-research-studies?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=join%20a%20study&utm_campaign=dyson-hudson)
September 20, 2019
Welcome to the Third Annual Cancer Conference - Beyond Rest: A Rehabilitative Approach to Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. In this session, nurse clinician Linda Schmidt from the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center presented “Screening for Cancer-Related Fatigue”. View the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Cancer-Related%20Fatigue%20Part%202%20of%205%20Screening-FINAL-Transcript.pdf Cancer-related fatigue is an issue that often develops during treatment and can last for months or even years. This live course will focus on the impact, screening and management of the physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive sequelae. Participants will gain understanding of various evidence-based therapeutic interventions and the overall benefits of a multi-professional approach. Topics to be discussed will include current research and practice guidelines, as well as the unique role that rehabilitation can play in managing and reducing signs of cancer-related fatigue. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange Campus, New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/cancer-research For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (www.KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.
September 17, 2019
John O'Neill, PhD is the director of employment and disability research at the Kessler Foundation and has over 28 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation as a rehabilitation counselor educator, disability employment researcher, and advisor to state vocational rehabilitation agencies. Dr. O’Neill has been a PI or co-PI on six National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research funded, five-year research and training centers focusing on traumatic brain injury and community integration, disability statistics, disability employment service system and how individual and contextual factors relate to employment outcomes among people with disabilities. View the transcript of this podcast at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/John-ONeill-on-Employing-People-with-Disabilities-FINAL-Transcript.pdf Links: More about Dr. O’Neill and his research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/John%20ONeill?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=bio%20link&utm_campaign=oneill) Jean Vanier official site (https://www.larcheusa.org/who-we-are/jean-vanier/) Center for Employment and Disability Research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-employment-and-disability-research?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=center%20employment&utm_campaign=oneill) nTIDE (https://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/disabilityemployment/nTIDE?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=ntide&utm_campaign=oneill) 2015 Employment Survey (https://kesslerfoundation.org/kfsurvey15?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=2015%20survey&utm_campaign=oneill) 2017 Employment Survey (https://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter-employment-and-disability-research/2017-kessler-foundation-national-employment-and?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=2017%20survey&utm_campaign=oneill)
September 13, 2019
Welcome to the Third Annual Cancer Conference - Beyond Rest: A Rehabilitative Approach to Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. Welcome and case study presented by Michael Stubblefield, MD (https://www.kessler-rehab.com/patient-center/staff/DoctorDetails.aspx?ID=65) followed by Ashish Khanna, MD on “Cancer-related Fatigue: A brief Overview of a Common Complaint”, both are from Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. View the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Welcome-and-Cancer-Related-fatigue_a-brief-overview-of-a-common-complaint-FINAL-Transcript.pdf Cancer-related fatigue is an issue that often develops during treatment and can last for months or even years. This live course will focus on the impact, screening and management of the physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive sequelae. Participants will gain understanding of various evidence-based therapeutic interventions and the overall benefits of a multi-professional approach. Topics to be discussed will include current research and practice guidelines, as well as the unique role that rehabilitation can play in managing and reducing signs of cancer-related fatigue. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange Campus, New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/cancer-research For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to kessler-rehab.com (https://www.kessler-rehab.com) For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org (https://KesslerFoundation.org). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.
September 10, 2019
Glenn Wylie is the director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation. He is also an associate professor at Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Wylie's research interests fall into three broad categories: cognitive control, cognitive fatigue, and the neurophysiological effects of cognitive interventions. In his work investigating cognitive control, he has investigated control processes in healthy samples (both the young and the aged) and clinical samples (multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia). In his work investigating cognitive fatigue, he has investigated the neural correlates of fatigue in clinical samples such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as in Veterans with Gulf War Illness (GWI). View the podcast transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/glenn-wylie-on-fatigue_expert-interview-series_mixdown2-FINAL-Transcript.pdf More about Dr. Wylie and his research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Glenn%20Wylie?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=bio%20link&utm_campaign=wylie) Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center (https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/mri/rocco-ortenzio-neuroimaging-center?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=center%20neuroimaging&utm_campaign=wylie) Join a study (https://kesslerfoundation.org/join-our-research-studies?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=join%20a%20study&utm_campaign=wylie)
September 3, 2019
Peii (Peggy) Chen, PhD, is a senior research scientist in the Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Research and the intellectual property liaison at Kessler Foundation and a research associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. Trained as an experimental cognitive psychologist, Dr. Chen started out her postdoctoral career in 2007 and became a neurorehabilitation scientist with the focus on spatial cognition and its disorders after brain injury, especially stroke. Dr. Chen is devoting her career to the study of spatial neglect and its related deficits, real-life impacts, and solutions. View the podcast transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/peggy-chen-on-stroke-and-spatial-neglect%20_expert-interview-series_FINAL-Transcript.pdf More about Dr. Chen and her research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Peii%20Chen?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=bio%20link&utm_campaign=chen) Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/stroke/rehabilitation?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=center%20stroke&utm_campaign=chen) Guide to Spatial Neglect (https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/stroke/rehabilitation/spatial-neglect?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=spatial%20neglect%20landing&utm_campaign=chen) Kessler Foundation Learning Center (https://www.kflearn.org/?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=kflearn&utm_campaign=podcast) Prism Goggle Adaptation Treatment(VIDEO)(https://youtu.be/DvlCWTXh12E) Join a study (https://kesslerfoundation.org/join-our-research-studies?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=join%20a%20study&utm_campaign=chen)
August 22, 2019
“The likelihood that you and your family will recover from and emergency tomorrow depends on the planning and preparation done today“ In this Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast, Robin Bischoff, Nurse Manager of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presented “UH-OH, The Sky is Falling: Emergency Preparedness for People with Spinal Cord Injury” This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey. It was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Be sure and download the presentation slides which includes emergency preparedness worksheets, lists, tips, and items to build an emergency to go bag at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/UH-OH_The-Sky-is-Falling_Emergency-Preparedness-for-People-with-Spinal-Cord-Injury.pdf View the podcast transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/uh-oh-the-sky-is-falling_emergency-preparedness-for-people-with-spinal-cord-injury_FINAL-Transcript.pdf Download our "Beat the Heat" tips card (https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/KF-KIR-Beat%20the%20Heat_WEB.pdf) and "Emergency Preparation Card" (https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/KF-KIR-EmergencyPreparation_WEB.pdf) Listen to all of our SCI grand rounds podcasts at soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/spinal-cord-injury-research Listen in as Jeanne Zanca, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Kessler Foundation welcomes our guests.
August 20, 2019
Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, PhD is director of the Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research and the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation and Research Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Chiaravalloti conducts research in cognitive rehabilitation, particularly in new learning, memory and processing speed with people living with traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and spinal cord injury. She has led numerous externally funded randomized clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation protocols in clinical populations, examining post-treatment changes from multiple vantage points such as objective behavior, everyday life, and at the level of the brain. View the podcast transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/Nancy-chiaravalloti-on-improving-memory_expert-interview-series-FINAL-Transcript.pdf Links: More about Dr. Chiaravalloti and her research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Nancy%20Chiaravalloti?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=bio%20link&utm_campaign=chiaravalloti) Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience (https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-neuropsychology-and-neuroscience-research?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=center%20neuropsycho&utm_campaign=chiaravalloti) Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research (https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-traumatic-brain-injury?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=center%20tbi&utm_campaign=chiaravalloti) Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (https://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/tbi/modelsystems?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=nnjtbims&utm_campaign=chiaravalloti) Join a study (https://kesslerfoundation.org/join-our-research-studies?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=join%20a%20study&utm_campaign=chiaravalloti)
July 16, 2019
Recently, we had the opportunity to visit one of our grantees, the GI Go Fund in Newark, New Jersey. The mission of the GI Go Fund is to support veterans and their families by connecting them with services they need to lead fulfilling lives in the civilian sector. In 2018, the GI Go Fund held a ribbon cutting for the opening of the Jackson Drysdale Veterans Center, a veteran incubator where veterans receive support for starting and growing their own businesses. The center itself was launched through a community partnership of Kessler Foundation, Prudential, Panasonic, and JobPath, the innovative employment tool developed at the GI Go Fund for job seekers transitioning from military service. Today's podcast is being brought to you from the Drysdale Veterans Center where we interviewed Jack Fanous, GI Go Fund founder, and Justin Constantine, the first veteran to use resources of the Drysdale Center. Justin is a former Marine lieutenant colonel, an attorney, and is now an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant. He survived a gunshot wound to the head while serving in Iraq. Justin is the author of My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines. Let's listen in as senior writer Carolann Murphy of Kessler Foundation hosts this interview. View the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-07/GIGo-Fund-JobPath_Disability-Employment-Transcript.pdf Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter.
July 12, 2019
Welcome to a 2019 Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring guest speakers Christopher Cirnigliaro from the Veterans Administration National Center for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury and Jayne Donovan, MD from Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation as they present “Lower Extremity Bone Loss in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury: Research and Clinical Implications”. Mr. Cirnigliaro presents first, followed by Dr. Donovan. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey. It was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Listen to all of our SCI grand rounds podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/spinal-cord-injury-research Listen in as Jeanne Zanca, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Kessler Foundation welcomes our guests.
June 24, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Day 2, Session 4 – Supporting Sexuality presented by Lauren Varriale Learn about positioning, technologies, and strategies to enable safe and satisfying sexual activity after SCI. Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life. Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships.
 This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation (http://kesslerfoundation.org), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (https://www.kessler-rehab.com), and University Hospital (http://www.uhnj.org). NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 
 For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to http://www.KesslerFoundation.org 
Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 24, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Day 2, Session 3 – Opening the Door: Strategies for Talking about Sexuality presented by Mitchell Tepper, PhD, MPH, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Counselor. To find out more about sexuality and disability, and additional opportunities to learn from Dr. Tepper, please visit https://www.drmitchelltepper.com/. Learn practical tips and strategies for addressing questions about sexuality. Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life. Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships.
 This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation (http://kesslerfoundation.org), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (https://www.kessler-rehab.com), and University Hospital (http://www.uhnj.org). NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 
 For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to http://www.KesslerFoundation.org 
Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 24, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Day 2, Session 2 – Our Perspective: Panel Discussion with People with SCI and their Partners Hear from people with SCI and their loved ones who experienced rehabilitation at Kessler about the questions they had post-injury and lessons they have learned over time about sexuality and SCI. Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life. Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships.
 This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation (http://kesslerfoundation.org), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (https://www.kessler-rehab.com), and University Hospital (http://www.uhnj.org). NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 
 For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to http://www.KesslerFoundation.org 
Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 22, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Day 2, Session 2 – Facilitating the Process of Sexual Self-Discovery presented by Mitchell Tepper, PhD, MPH, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Counselor. To find out more about sexuality and disability, and additional opportunities to learn from Dr. Tepper, please visit https://www.drmitchelltepper.com/. Facilitating the Process of Sexual Self-Discovery Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life. Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships.
 This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation (http://kesslerfoundation.org), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (https://www.kessler-rehab.com), and University Hospital (http://www.uhnj.org). NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 
 For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to http://www.KesslerFoundation.org 
Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 22, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Session 5 – Family Life a panel discussion Hear stories and real-world advice from people with SCI about having children biologically or through adoption, parenting, and fulfilling other important family roles after SCI. Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life. Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships. This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation (http://kesslerfoundation.org), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (https://www.kessler-rehab.com), and University Hospital (http://www.uhnj.org). NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to http://www.KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 21, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Session 4 – Love and Caregiving Carol Gibson-Gill, MD, MSCS, VHA-CM, Chief, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Services (128), Director, ALS Program Joyce Williams, LCSW, MSCS, Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Service, Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System Learn strategies to preserve a healthy relationship and navigate the challenges that arise when an intimate partner also has a caregiving role. Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life. Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Listen to all of the conference podcasts. Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships. This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation (www.kesslerfoundation.org), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (www.kessler-rehab.com), and University Hospital (www.uhnj.org). NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 21, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Session 3 – Dating and Long-Term Relationships After SCI a Panel Discussion Get advice on getting back into dating, finding a long-term relationship, and deepening bonds with loved ones from peers with SCI and their partners. Listen to all of the conference podcasts at soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life.
 Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships.
 This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation (http://www.kesslerfoundation.org), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (https://www.kessler-rehab.com), and University Hospital (http://www.uhnj.org). NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 
 For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to http://www.KesslerFoundation.org 
Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 21, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Session 2 – Enabling Sexuality: Positioning and Assistive Technology Learn strategies, technologies, and practical tips to help you have both safe and satisfying sex after SCI. Presented by Lauren A. Varriale, MS OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, S.T.A.R.S. - Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life. Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships. This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and University Hospital. NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to http://www.KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 21, 2019
Welcome! Join us to learn more about intimacy, sex, dating, long-term relationships, parenting and family life.
 Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships.
 Through the generous support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and other sponsors, the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System is hosting two inter-related events on June 21-22, 2019 to discuss sexuality and intimacy, raising a family, care giving dynamics, and other topics relevant to cultivating healthy and fulfilling relationships. Together, these events will help people with SCI and their loved ones build confidence that fulfilling relationships are possible and will prepare health care providers to discuss important issues related to sexuality, intimacy, and family life with those they serve. 
 This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and University Hospital. NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 
 We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors: 
 Platinum Level Sponsor: Paralyzed Veterans of America (Supported in part by Grant # 842 from the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation) 
Gold Level Sponsors: Kessler Foundation Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research 
 Bronze Level Sponsor: Hollister Bayada For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org 
 Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 21, 2019
2019 SCI Conference “Connections: Sexuality & Relationships After Spinal Cord Injury Keynote – "Stop, Focus, and Connect: an Introduction to the Formula for Creating or Strengthening Intimate Relationships", presented by Mitchell Tepper, PhD, MPH, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Counselor. To find out more about sexuality and disability, and additional opportunities to learn from Dr. Tepper, please visit https://www.drmitchelltepper.com/. Learn how to regain a satisfying intimate life after SCI through, trust, safety, connectedness, creativity, adaptability, and a of humor. Listen to all of the conference podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-spinal-cord-injury Spinal cord injury is life-changing. Much of the focus of rehabilitation care is on the medical and functional aspects of life with SCI, with less attention paid to the profound effects that SCI has on the dynamics of one’s relationships.
 This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation (http://kesslerfoundation.org), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (https://www.kessler-rehab.com), and University Hospital (http://www.uhnj.org). NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 
 For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to http://www.KesslerFoundation.org 
Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, New Jersey.
June 6, 2019
Welcome to Kessler Foundation’s 2019 Evening of Discovery and Discussion. A panel discussion about our transcutaneous and epidural stimulation research. Joining us this evening is panel moderator Steve Adubato, PhD, our distinguished panelist Gail Forrest, PhD (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Gail%20Forrest), Director of Kessler Foundation’s Center for Spinal Stimulation, Steven Kirshblum, MD (https://kesslerfoundation.org/about-us/foundation-staff/steven-kirshblum-md), Kessler Foundation’s Chief Medical Officer and Co-Director of the Center for Spinal Stimulation, Guang Yue, PhD (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Guang%20Yue), Director of Kessler Foundation’s Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research and research participants Natalie Barrett from New Jersey, Jimmy Brown from New York, and Kelly Thomas from Florida. The Center for Spinal Stimulation at Kessler Foundation will explore two groundbreaking treatments for recovery after spinal cord injury: transcutaneous stimulation and epidural stimulation. Transcutaneous stimulation, a non-invasive treatment, applies an electrical current to the skin overlying the spinal cord. Epidural stimulation applies a continuous electrical current to the spinal cord through a surgically implanted stimulator. In initial studies, these treatments, along with physical therapy, have restored function for people with paralysis. Researching transcutaneous stimulation and epidural stimulation will help Kessler Foundation scientists understand neuroplasticity and the neural mechanisms behind the restoration of neurological function. For more information about the Center for Spinal Stimulation, go to https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-spinal-stimulation Listen to multiple sclerosis and stroke research and innovations in research and employment for veterans from past Cultivation Events at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/cultivation-events Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
May 16, 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Brain Injury Conference - Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Health & Wellness Connection sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. Each year, an estimated 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury and face a wide range of physical, functional, emotional and social challenges. This course will focus on the importance of an individual’s overall health and wellness in rehabilitation and recovery. Topics will include personal identity, cognition and memory, maintaining relationships and the capacity to return to fitness and other physical activities. In this lecture podcast Irene Ward, PT, DPT, NCS, Brain Injury Clinical Research Coordinator at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presents “BMI in TBI: When is it Safe to Exercise?”. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Chester Campus, Chester, New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-traumatic-brain-injury-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
May 15, 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Brain Injury Conference - Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Health & Wellness Connection sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. Each year, an estimated 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury and face a wide range of physical, functional, emotional and social challenges. This course will focus on the importance of an individual’s overall health and wellness in rehabilitation and recovery. Topics will include personal identity, cognition and memory, maintaining relationships and the capacity to return to fitness and other physical activities. In this lecture podcast Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience Research and Traumatic Brain Injury Research, Kessler Foundation presents “Cognition and Memory after TBI”. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Chester Campus, Chester, New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-traumatic-brain-injury-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
May 15, 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Brain Injury Conference - Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Health & Wellness Connection sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. Each year, an estimated 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury and face a wide range of physical, functional, emotional and social challenges. This course will focus on the importance of an individual’s overall health and wellness in rehabilitation and recovery. Topics will include personal identity, cognition and memory, maintaining relationships and the capacity to return to fitness and other physical activities. In this lecture podcast Neil Jasey, MD, Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presents “Maximizing Recovery After Brain Injury”. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Chester Campus, Chester, New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-traumatic-brain-injury-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
May 15, 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Brain Injury Conference - Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Health & Wellness Connection sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. 
 Each year, an estimated 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury and face a wide range of physical, functional, emotional and social challenges. This course will focus on the importance of an individual’s overall health and wellness in rehabilitation and recovery. Topics will include personal identity, cognition and memory, maintaining relationships and the capacity to return to fitness and other physical activities. 
 In this lecture podcast Kelly Kearns, PsyD, Neuropsychologist at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presents “Relationships after TBI”. 
 This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Chester Campus, Chester, New Jersey. 
 To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-traumatic-brain-injury-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
May 15, 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Brain Injury Conference - Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Health & Wellness Connection sponsored by Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. Each year, an estimated 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury and face a wide range of physical, functional, emotional and social challenges. This course will focus on the importance of an individual’s overall health and wellness in rehabilitation and recovery. Topics will include personal identity, cognition and memory, maintaining relationships and the capacity to return to fitness and other physical activities. Listen to the lecture podcasts on “Maximizing Recovery After Brain Injury”, “Relationships after TBI”, “Cognition and Memory after TBI”, and “BMI in TBI: When is it Safe to Exercise?” presented by experts from Kessler Institute Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. See faculty below. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2019-TBI-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! =================================================== Faculty Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD (read bio kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Nancy%…0Chiaravalloti) Director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience Research and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Kessler Foundation Neil Jasey, MD Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Kelly Kearns, PsyD Neuropsychologist Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Irene Ward, PT, DPT, NCS Brain Injury Clinical Research Coordinator
March 28, 2019
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring guest speakers Sarah Lusto, PT, ATP, ATC, Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist, Keara McNair, OTR/L, BCPR, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Carly Miller, PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist all from Kessler Institute For Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey presents “Functional Electrical Stimulation for the Trunk: Enhancing Your Seating and Mobility Program”. This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey. This presentation was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026).  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For podcasts of past SCI Grand Rounds presentations, visit: soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/sci-grand-rounds For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Drs. Dyson-Hudson and John O’Neill of Kessler Foundation and Adria De Simone of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, MS, CRC, LA presents “Resource Facilitation: Early Inpatient and Assertive Outpatient Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Individuals with SCI “ Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson is Director of Spinal Cord Injury Research and Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation, Dr. O’Neill is director of Disability and Employment Research at Kessler Foundation, and Ms. De Simone is Resource Facilitator, SCI Program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. For more information about these presenters, checkout their online bios: Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD - https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Trevor%20Dyson-Hudson John O'Neill, PhD, CRC - https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/John%20ONeill To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Dr. Irene Ward of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation introduces Dr. Ekaterina Dobryakova, of Kessler Foundation presents “New Developments in Treating Fatigue Following TBI “ Dr. Fyffe is a Senior Research Scientist in Spinal Cord Injury/Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation. For more information about Dr. Dobryakova, check out her online bio by going to https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Ekaterina%20Dobryakova To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Dr. Denise Fyffe of Kessler Foundation presents “Exploring Racial/Ethnic Contextual Factors Associated with Functional Independence in SCI“ Dr. Fyffe is a Senior Research Scientist in Spinal Cord Injury/Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation. For more information about Dr. Fyffe, check out her online bio at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Denise%20Fyffe . To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Rachel Levinson, OTR/L, and Keara Savage McNair, OTR/L, BCPR of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presents “Electronic Aids to Daily Living - Smart Home Demo “. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Dr. Irene Ward of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation introduces Dr. Denise Krch presenting “Support-Based Caregiver Treatment Differentially Impacts Outcomes in Spouses and Parents: A Pilot Study “. Dr. Krch is a senior research scientist for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience at Kessler Foundation. For more information about Dr. Krch, go to https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Denise%20Krch . To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Dr. Irene Ward of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation introduces Jeanne Zanca, PhD, MPT presents “Building Positive Working Relationships Between People with SCI and Caregivers “ Dr. Zanca is is a Senior Research Scientist for Spinal Cord Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. For more information about Dr. Zanca, go to https://www.kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Jeanne%20Zanca To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Dr. Irene Ward of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation introduces Patricia Walling, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC presenting “Survival After Severe Trauma: Meeting Patient & Family Needs“ Ms. Walling is Trauma Program Manager, Advanced Practice Nurse at University Hospital, Newark New Jersey. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Dr. Irene Ward of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation introduces Dr. Steve Kirshblum, presenting “Who will walk after SCI?“ Dr. Kirshblum is the Senior Medical Officer for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ Campus and Kessler Foundation. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 7, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Drs. Denise Fyffe and Nathan Hogaboom present “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Wheelchair Repairs, Breakdowns and Consequences in SCI “ Dr. Fyffe is a Senior Research Scientist in Spinal Cord Injury/Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation. For more information about Dr. Fyffe, check out her online bio at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Denise%20Fyffe . To view Dr. Hogaboom’s online bio, go to https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nathan_Hogaboom To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 6, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Dr. Monifa Brooks of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ introduces Dr. Ondrea McKay presenting “Examining the Role of Menstrual Irregularity on Physical and Emotional Functioning in the Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Population”. Dr. McKay is a Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School For more information about Dr. McKay, http://pluto.umdnj.edu/njmedphysicians/doctor.asp?Doctor=536005761 To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
December 6, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 6th Annual Kessler NeuroTrauma Conference sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation. This conference presents an in-depth look at the art of delivering individualized rehabilitation services to this diverse patient population. Physicians, clinicians and research scientists will provide insight into a range of topics -- from mobility and fatigue to intimacy and sexuality to employment and empowerment -- and will offer innovative, evidence-based strategies to effectively support both the patient and caregiver. In this lecture podcast Cristina Klymaz, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, RYT, CLT and Philip Driscoll, FACHE presents “Treating a Diverse Population: An Evidence-Based Toolkit to Provide Empathetic and Collaborative Rehabilitation Care to the Melting Pot”. Ms. Klymaz is a Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist and Mr. Drsicoll is the Chief Executive Officer for the Saddle Brook, NJ Campus, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. To listen to more conference podcasts, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/neuro-trauma-conference For more information about Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
November 16, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Jane Mitchell, RN, BSN, CRRN, CCM, Spinal Cord Injury and Ventilator Program Coordinator and Cynthia Nead, COTA, Clinical Equipment Coordinator, both from Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Nead presented “The Caregiver Corner: A Stepping Stone to Home”, a program to support caregivers that has recently begun to be implemented at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Download the presentation slides at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/11OCT18_SCI%20Grand%20Rounds%20Caregiver%20Corner.pdf This presentation was recorded by Nicky Miller, Social Media Specialist at Kessler Foundation and produced/edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. For podcasts of past SCI Grand Rounds presentations, visit: https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/sci-grand-rounds Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
November 8, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson, Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research and Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation and Mary Shea, MA, OTR, ATP Clinical Manager, Wheelchair Clinic at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Dyson-Hudson and Ms. Shea will be presenting “Wheelchair Mobility: Lessons Learned & Future Directions”. For more information about Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson, his online biography can be found at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Trevor%20Dyson-Hudson This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org. For podcasts of past SCI Grand Rounds presentations, visit: https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/sci-grand-rounds Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
November 5, 2018
Thanks for joining us for the 2018 seventh annual stroke conference “The Pulse of Stroke rehabilitation”. This conference is sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In this podcast lecture, Karen Nolan, PhD presented “ Robotic Exoskeleton Technology for Gait Rehabilitation Post Stroke”. Dr. Karen Nolan is a Senior Research Scientist Kessler Foundation
November 5, 2018
Thanks for joining us for the 2018 seventh annual stroke conference “The Pulse of Stroke rehabilitation”. This conference is sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In this podcast lecture, Helen Horng, Pharm.D., BCCCP presented “ Pharmaceutical Interventions for Stroke”. Helen Horng is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, University Hospital. This presentation was recorded by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Saddle Brook Campus, 300 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ For more information about Kessler Foundation stroke research go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/stroke/index.php or Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com/programs/stroke-rehab/default.aspx. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
November 5, 2018
Thanks for joining us for the 2018 seventh annual stroke conference “The Pulse of Stroke rehabilitation”. This conference is sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In this podcast lecture, Arielle Resnick, PT, DPT, NCS presented “ Emerging Technologies in Stroke Rehabilitation”. Arielle Resnick , is aClinical Specialist, Residency Program Coordinator at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. This presentation was recorded and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Saddle Brook Campus, 300 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ For more information about Kessler Foundation stroke research go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/stroke/index.php or Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com/programs/stroke-rehab/default.aspx. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
November 5, 2018
Thanks for joining us for the 2018 seventh annual stroke conference “The Pulse of Stroke rehabilitation”. This conference is sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In this podcast lecture, A.M. Barrett, MD presented “ Practice-RRuN: A Practice-based Inpatient Rehabilitation Research Network to Improve Spatial Neglect Care ”. Dr. Barrett, is the Behavioral Neurology/Cognitive Rehabilitation Director for Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. This presentation was recorded and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Saddle Brook Campus, 300 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ For more information about Kessler Foundation stroke research go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/stroke/index.php or Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com/programs/stroke-rehab/default.aspx. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
November 5, 2018
Thanks for joining us for the 2018 seventh annual stroke conference “The Pulse of Stroke rehabilitation”. This conference is sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In this podcast lecture, Gretchen March, OTR presented “Why Don’t We? Putting Evidence Based Concepts into Practice “. Gretchen March is a Advanced Clinical Specialist at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. This presentation was recorded and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Saddle Brook Campus, 300 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ For more information about Kessler Foundation stroke research go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/stroke/index.php or Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com/programs/stroke-rehab/default.aspx. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
November 5, 2018
Thanks for joining us for the 2018 seventh annual stroke conference “The Pulse of Stroke rehabilitation”. This conference is sponsored by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In this podcast lecture, Kristina Morro, OTR/L and Charlotte Rozycki, MSN, RN presented “ Behavioral Challenges Following Stroke: Strategies for Successful Participation”. Kristina Morro, is an Advanced Clinical Specialist and Charlotte Rozycki is a Nurse Manager both from Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. This presentation was recorded by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Saddle Brook Campus, 300 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ For more information about Kessler Foundation stroke research go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/stroke/index.php or Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, go to https://www.kessler-rehab.com/programs/stroke-rehab/default.aspx. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
November 2, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring guest speaker Cheri Blauwet, MD. Dr. Blauwet presented "Evidence-Based Injury and Illness Prevention in Paralympic Sport." Dr. Blauwet, a highly decorated paralympian, physician, and SCI Model System colleague (from the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center)For more information about Dr. Blauwet, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheri_Blauwet This presentation was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey. This lecture was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For podcasts of past SCI Grand Rounds presentations, visit: soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/sci-grand-rounds For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
October 31, 2018
Join host Jon Strum as he breaks down the latest multiple sclerosis news. Talking about the amazing MS research that’s currently being done in laboratories around the world — and talking to some of the brilliant neuroscientists who are conducting that research! Listen to host Jon Strum as he interviews Dr. John DeLuca, the Senior Vice-President of Research & Training at the Kessler Foundation, and the co-author of the just-published report that details this important set of new guidelines. Thanks to Jon Strum and RealTalk MS for allowing us to post this podcast. For more information about Jon Strum and RealTalk MS, go to http://realtalkms.com
October 25, 2018
In a round table discussion, Kessler Foundation’s communication manager, CarolAnn Murphy talked with Kessler’s experts in the field exploring optimal ways to treat the most common breast cancer symptoms – fatigue and weakness. This team is studying new approaches to the problem of cancer-related weakness in women who have been treated for breast cancer.  Round table panel: Host: CarolAnn Murphy, PA, Communications Manager, Kessler Foundation Dr. Michael Stubblefield, Cancer Rehabilitation Specialists (https://www.kessler-rehab.com/patient-center/staff/DoctorDetails.aspx?ID=65), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Dr. Ashish Khanna, Cancer Rehabilitation Specialists, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Tiffany Kendig, PT, Cancer Rehabilitation Specialists, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Dr. Guang Yue, Director, Human Performance Engineering, Kessler Foundation Dr. Didier Allexandre (http://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Allexandre%20Didier), Engineer, Kessler Foundation Chaya Lebovic, Research Assistant, Kessler Foundation Angela Smith, Participant This podcast was produced and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on January 30, 2018 at Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ For more information about our breast cancer studies, go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/breastcancer To join our research studies, go http://www.kesslerfoundation.org/joinourresearchstudies.php
October 23, 2018
In this podcast series, episode 2 of “Topics in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation”, Dr. Ashish Khanna presented “Cancer Related Fatigue” to the staff at Kessler Foundation on February 8, 2018. Dr. Khanna is a cancer rehabilitation attending physician at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ Dr. Khanna completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Kingsbrook Jewish Rehabilitation Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where he became interested in cancer rehabilitation early on. He presented several posters and lectures during his time as a resident and was actively involved in attaining CARF certification in Cancer for his hospital, the first in the Northeast United States to achieve this certification. He was a Cancer Rehabilitation Fellow at Medstar Georgetown University/National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC. This podcast was produced and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on February 8th, 2018 at Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ For more information about our breast cancer studies, go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/breastcancer To join our research studies, go http://www.kesslerfoundation.org/joinourresearchstudies.php
October 23, 2018
In this podcast series, episode 3 of “Topics in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation” Dr. Didier Allexandre was interviewed about the ongoing breast cancer study that examines the effect of exercise training on breast cancer related symptoms of weakness and fatigue. Dr. Allexandre is a Research Scientist at Kessler Foundation. This podcast was produced and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on January 18, 2018 at Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ For more information about our breast cancer studies, go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/breastcancer or call 973-243-6812 To join our research studies, go http://www.kesslerfoundation.org/joinourresearchstudies.php ===================================== Short Bio Dr. Allexandre joined the Human Performance Engineering Lab at Kessler Foundation as a Research Scientist in 2012. After completing his engineering undergraduate degree in France, he received his M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bristish Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. After working for General Electric in X-Ray Vascular Imaging, he went on to pursue his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, from whom he graduated in 2005. Before coming to Kessler Foundation, Dr. Allexandre was a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Biomedical Engineering and Center of Integrative Medicine and Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. His main background and expertise are in biomedical modeling, signal processing, neuroimaging and cardiac, muscle and brain electrophysiology. For Dr. Allexandre Kessler Foundation bio, go to http://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Allexandre%20Didier
September 19, 2018
Expert Interview Series with guest host Dr. Erica Weber! In this episode, Dr. Weber speaks with Dr. Sarah Raskin, professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroscience Program at Trinity College, Hartford, CT about prospective memory. To listen to the lecture mentioned in this podcast, go to https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/17sep18-neurospeakersseries-sarah-raskin Be sure and check out Dr. Raskin's bio and lab page links below: Bio: http://internet2.trincoll.edu/facProfiles/Default.aspx?fid=1000611 Research Lab: https://commons.trincoll.edu/raskin/ For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
September 19, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Neuro Speakers Series podcast. Guest lecturer Dr. Sarah Raskin presented “Assessment and Management of Prospective Memory Deficits in Clinical Populations” on Tuesday, September 18th at the Kessler Foundation Conference Center, East Hanover, NJ Dr. Erica Weber welcomed Dr. Raskin at the start of this podcast. Dr. Raskin is a professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroscience Program at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. To learn more about Dr. Raskin, check her bio and lab page links below. Bio: http://internet2.trincoll.edu/facProfiles/Default.aspx?fid=1000611 Research Lab: https://commons.trincoll.edu/raskin/ For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
September 11, 2018
Welcome to a multiple sclerosis (MS) roundtable discussion with visiting scientists Fabiola Garcia and Yolanda Higueras, PhD, and Kessler Foundation’s Drs. Nancy D. Chiaravalloti and Denise Krch. The guests discuss their collaborative research treating new learning and memory deficits in people with MS using the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT). For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! Be sure and check out our guests bios below: Fabiola García-Vaz is a fully accredited Clinical Neuropsychologist in Spain, Member of the National Commission of Accreditation in Neuropsychology of the Spanish Psychological Society, and Member of the Division of Neuropsychology of the British Psychological Society. García-Vaz has a long professional trajectory working with neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders for more than twenty years and combines her clinical practice with her position as an Assistant Lecturer in the Complutense University of Madrid, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. As a researcher, she is focused on clinical neuropsychology and neurodegenerative diseases, and currently working in cognition and multiple sclerosis collaborating with the Unit of Multiple Sclerosis of the Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Hospital La Princesa; she is currently completing her training with her PhD thesis in this field. Yolanda Higueras Hernández, PhD in Psychology has been working in the field of neuropsychology since finishing her Master Degree in 2001. Her work was strongly related with research and based on several neurological diseases such as dementia, movement disorders, stroke or epilepsy. Nowadays she is focused on multiple sclerosis and combine her role as neuropsychologist with teaching assistant duties at Complutense University, School of Psychology. Dr. Nancy D. Chiaravalloti is the Director of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury research at Kessler Foundation. She is the Project Director for the Northern New Jersey TBI Model System funded by the Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the Department of Education. Dr. Chiaravalloti conducts research in cognitive rehabilitation, particularly in new learning, memory and processing speed… read more at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Nancy%20Chiaravalloti Dr. Denise Krch is a Research Scientist in the Traumatic Brain Injury research at Kessler Foundation and a licensed psychologist in the state of New York. Dr. Krch's research interests include the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation interventions for persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury, with a special interest in the development of culturally competent intervention methods to maximize the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation intervention with Hispanics. In a separate line of research, Dr. Krch is investigating the role of cognitive reserve in Traumatic Brain Injury. Previous research interests have been in examining neuropsychological functioning in Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease populations, using traditional neuropsychological measures and functional neuroimaging (Position Emission Tomography)….. read more at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Denise%20Krch
August 13, 2018
Stay@Work/Return2Work Thanks for joining us for Episode 3 of the Stay at Work, Return to Work Podcast Series. In this episode Laura Viglione, Communications Specialist at Kessler Foundation, met with Adria De Simone, MS, CRC, LAC, Spinal Cord Injury Vocational Resource Facilitator at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. They discuss Adria's background in employment facilitation and how it has prepared her for her current role. Adria also shares how the program has already made a difference in the lives of people with a spinal cord injury. For more information about the Stay@Work/Return2Work program, contact Adria by email at AADeSimone@kessler-rehab.com, or visit: https://www.kessler-rehab.com/programs/outpatient-services/vocational-rehab/. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
August 8, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring guest speaker Jill Wecht, EdD. Dr. Wecht presented "Systemic and Cerebral Hemodynamics in Persons with SCI: Presentation, Consequences, Treatments." Dr. Wecht is a professor of Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and VA RR&D Research Health Science Specialist. For more information about Dr. Wecht, go to http://scirc.org/JillWecht.html Follow along with the presntation notes... https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/26JUL18_KF_SCI_GRANDROUNDS_0.pdf This presentation was recorded Nicky Miller, Social Media Specialist and produced/Edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey. This lecture was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For podcasts of past SCI Grand Rounds presentations, visit: https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/sci-grand-rounds For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
July 24, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation stroke research lecture podcast. This episode features Dr. Michael Reznik presenting “Delirium After Brain Injury” Dr. Reznik is a neurologist in the division of Neurocritical Care at Rhode Island Hospital and assistant professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He completed residency training at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and fellowship training at Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Center. His research interests include delirium and disorders of consciousness after stroke and other forms of acute brain injury, along with their impact on neuro-rehabilitation and ultimate outcomes. This episode was recorded on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
July 23, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Human Performance and Engineering research guest speaker presentation. Guest speaker Marom Bikson, a Cattell Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) and co-Director of the Neural Engineering Group at the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering presented "Understanding the benefits and uses of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Follow along with presentation notes (https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/KesslerFoundation_Bikson_final.pdf) For more information about Dr. Bikson, check out his online bio and lab. A link is provided within the description of this podcast. at http://bme.ccny.cuny.edu/people/faculty/mbikson and his lab at http://neuralengr.com/ This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
July 16, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Drs John O’Neill and Trevor Dyson-Hudson of Kessler Foundation and Adria DeSimone of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presenting “Resource Facilitation: Early Inpatient and Assertive Outpatient Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Individuals with SCI”. Follow along with presentaiton slides at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/SCI_Grand_Rounds_07JUN18_John_Oneill.pdf Dr. John O'Neill is Director for Employment and Disability Research at Kessler Foundation, Dr. Trevor Tyson-Hudson is Director for Spinal Cord Injury Research also at Kessler Foundation, and Adria De Simone(MS, CRC, LAC) is the Spinal Cord Injury Vocational Resource Facilitator at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation This is a cooperative project between Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and the Craig H Neilsen Foundation which funded this demonstration project This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Be sure and check out our next podcast with Jill Wecht, Associate Professor of Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (RR&D) as a Research Health Science Specialist. She will be presenting “Hypotension in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury: Consequences & Treatments” on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
July 12, 2018
REBUILDING FUTURES FOR OUR NATION’S HEROES: Innovations in Research and Employment for Veterans With the support of our donors, Kessler Foundation helps our nation’s heroes rebuild their lives. Our researchers seek new interventions to help veterans with disabilities recover function. Our grant makers fund innovative employment initiatives to help them access job training, find meaningful work, and become self-sufficient. This event was recorded on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Kessler Foundation Conference Center, East Hanover, NJ and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith of Kessler Foundation. OUR DISTINGUISHED PANEL Ian Betz, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Reserve, lives with a spinal cord injury. He participates in Kessler Foundation research to more fully engage in the community and regain independence. During his service, Ian achieved rank of First Class Petty Officer. After service, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from NJIT and started his own company, specializing in corporate phone network installation. Joe Bongon, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, is veterans assistance manager at GI Go Fund. He coaches fellow veterans with disabilites to create paths to success. During his service, Joe achieved rank of Third Class Petty Officer, assisting in rescue efforts during the 2007 Southern California Wildfires and also in humanitarian and support efforts during the Libyan Civil War in 2011. After service, Joseph earned a Bachelor’s Degree and found his true calling at GI Go Fund. Gail Forrest, PhD, an expert in the field of motor control and neuroplasticity, is associate director of Human Performance and Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. Read more at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/ail%20Forrest Denise Fyffe, PhD, an expert in quality of life research, is senior research scientist at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Fyffe’s work focuses on developing innovative interventions to improve outcomes for people with spinal cord injury. Read more at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Denise%20Fyffe Elaine Katz, MS, an expert in employment and disability, is senior vice president for Grants and Communications at Kessler Foundation. She directs the Foundation’s grantmaking program to help people with disabilities—including veterans—access job opportunities. Read more at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Elaine%20Katz Christopher Scrufari, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, served in the Persian Gulf War, where he managed the 8th Tank Battalion’s mobile office. Achieving rank of sergeant, Christopher earned medals and letters of commendation during his service. When he returned home to construction work, he quickly rose to foreman, then superintendent, eventually running multi-million-dollar projects. Over the years, Christopher noticed the progression of Gulf War Illness symptoms, and experienced a mini-stroke in 2012. He participates in Kessler Foundation research to find ways to cope with his physical and cognitive difficulties. Glenn Wylie, DPhil, a leader in the use of neuroimaging technology to better understand cognition, is director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation. Read more at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Glenn%20Wylie. PANEL MODERATOR - Steve Adubato, PhD Steve Adubato is a broadcaster, author, and motivational speaker. He is  a distinguished visiting university professor at New York University, Emmy Award–winning anchor for Thirteen/WNET (PBS) and NJTV (PBS), and syndicated columnist. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! Make a gift. Change a life... https://kesslerfoundation.org/giving/donate
June 15, 2018
Erica Tricarico from Neurology Reviews (https://www.mdedge.com/neurologyreviews)interviewed Dr. John DeLuca at the 2018 CMSC Annual Meeting. Dr. Deluca discusses the role of cognitive rehabilitation in MS. Watch the video version ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myNkOihlT7c Audio used by permission from Neurology Reviews
May 17, 2018
In this Expert Interview Series podcast, our host Laura Viglione, communications specialist at Kessler Foundation interviewed Dr. Nathan Hogaboom, the inaugural postdoctoral fellow from the Derfner Foundation grant in regenerative rehabilitation research at Kessler Foundation. For more information about Dr. Hogaboom, be sure and check out Dr. Hogaboom's bio below. To contact Dr. Hogaboom, e-mail him at NHogaboom@kesslerfoundation.org Be sure and check out Dr. Hogaoom's SCi grand rounds presentation given on May 18, 2018 at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/10may18-nathan-hogaboom-scigrandrounds-final This podcast was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! =============================== Dr. Nathan Hogaboom Bio Dr. Hogaboom received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. While he was there, he worked with Dr. Michael Boninger to identify mechanisms behind rotator cuff degeneration in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury using different biomarkers. Dr. Hogaboom primarily worked with ultrasound to quantify changes in the structural and morphological properties of tendons in response to different wheelchair activities. He then moved more toward the mechanistic side of things by developing a technique to measure chemical biomarkers of inflammation of the shoulder joint in vivo. He measured changes in these inflammatory chemicals after wheelchair activities and correlated these them with the changes we observed in ultrasound properties. Although there were limitations to the study, it served at a starting point to his work at Kessler Foundation with Drs. Trevor Dyson-Hudson and Gerard Malanga. Dr. Hogaboom will work on a project that evaluates the safety and efficacy of a regenerative treatment designed to improve shoulder pain and function in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury who have not responded to therapy or other conservative treatments. His current focus is to work toward discovering the mechanisms behind the subjective improvements by looking at various radiologic and chemical biomarkers.
May 17, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Dr. Nathan Hogaboom presenting “Transfer Skills and Soft-Tissue Injuries in Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury". Dr. Hogaboom is the inaugural postdoctoral fellow from the Derfner Foundation grant in regenerative rehabilitation research at Kessler Foundation. He will work on a project that evaluates the safety and efficacy of a regenerative treatment designed to improve shoulder pain and function in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury who have not responded to therapy or other conservative treatments. For more information about Dr. Hogaboom, be sure and check out the description of this podcast. To follow along with the presentation slides, go to https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/10MAY18_nathan_hogaboom_SCIGrandRounds.pdf#overlay-context=aboutus/publications.php To contact Dr. Hogaboom, e-mail him at NHogaboom@kesslerfoundation.org This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Be sure and check out our next podcast with Dr. John O'Neill, Director of Employment and Disability Research at Kessler Foundation. He will be presenting “Resource Facilitation: Early Inpatient and Assertive Outpatient Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services for Individuals with SCI” on Thursday, June 7, 2018. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter! ========================== BIO Dr. Hogaboom received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. While he was there, he worked with Dr. Michael Boninger to identify mechanisms behind rotator cuff degeneration in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury using different biomarkers. Dr. Hogaboom primarily worked with ultrasound to quantify changes in the structural and morphological properties of tendons in response to different wheelchair activities. He then moved more toward the mechanistic side of things by developing a technique to measure chemical biomarkers of inflammation of the shoulder joint in vivo. He measured changes in these inflammatory chemicals after wheelchair activities and correlated these them with the changes we observed in ultrasound properties. Although there were limitations to the study, it served at a starting point to his work at Kessler Foundation with Drs. Trevor Dyson-Hudson and Gerard Malanga. Dr. Hogaboom will work on a project that evaluates the safety and efficacy of a regenerative treatment designed to improve shoulder pain and function in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury who have not responded to therapy or other conservative treatments. His current focus is to work toward discovering the mechanisms behind the subjective improvements by looking at various radiologic and chemical biomarkers. ==========================
April 20, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Dr. Maysam Ghovanloo presenting “Tongue-Based Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies” (presentation slides - https://www.kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/Ghovanloo_Tongue_Drive_Apr18.pdf). Dr. Ghovanloo is a professor and founding director of the GT-Bionics Lab Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2007. In 2012 he started Bionic Sciences Inc., a technology transfer company, where he serves as the CTO. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications on implantable microelectronic devices, integrated circuits and microsystems for medical applications, and modern assistive/rehabilitation technologies. He also holds 8 issued patents. Presentation slides can be found here - https://www.kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/Ghovanloo_Tongue_Drive_Apr18.pdf For more information about Dr. Ghovanloo, his online biography can be found at https://www.ece.gatech.edu/faculty-staff-directory/maysam-ghovanloo This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Be sure and check out our next podcast with Dr. Nathan Hogaboom, one of our newest post-doctoral fellows from our spinal cord injury research lab at Kessler Foundation. He will be presenting “Transfer Skills and Soft-Tissue Injuries in Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury” on Thursday, May 10, 2018. For more information about Kessler Foundation and our researchers, go to KesslerFoundation.org Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Instagram, listen to us on Soundcloud, and tweet with us on Twitter!
April 5, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Trevor Dyson-Hudson, M.D., Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research and Outcomes & Assessment at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Dyson-Hudson will be presenting "Regenerative Rehabilitation Treatments for Chronic Shoulder Pain in Spinal Cord Injury". This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Lecture slides will be made available soon.
March 22, 2018
Bench to Bedside Brown Bag Podcast Series A podcast series about developed treatment and evidence based protocols developed by Kessler Foundation researchers for rehabilitation therapist. This podcast series is sponsored by Kessler Foundation and has been co-organized by Dr. A.M. Barrett of Kessler Foundation, Dr. Kelly Kearns, Dr Monique Tremaine, and Ms Tina Collar of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Our second podcast was presented by Dr. A.M. Barrett entitled "Better Outcomes for Spatial Neglect Rehabilitation" Dr. Barrett is director of Stroke Research at Kessler Foundation. She is a cognitive and behavioral neurologist and neuroscientist, and also a leader at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation as Chief of the Neurorehabilitation Program Innovation.  *** To follow along with this podcast, presentation slides can be downloaded at http://www.kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/16MAR18_BenchToBedside_CRP%20translation%20talk.pdf *** This podcast was recorded at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ on Friday. March 16th, 2018 and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation. Video links ================================== Prism Therapy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvlCWTXh12E Kessler Foundation Prism Adaptation Treatment Demonstration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvlCWTXh12E Introduction of Spatial Neglect with AM Barrett, MD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yokIvEg5bvY The Assessment and Treatment of Spatial Neglect in Stroke Survivors - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXiG1IXEneo A Vision of Brain Injury Rehabilitation | A.M. Barrett | TEDxHerndon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ-OBXTA5AE ================================================== *** If you are interested in purchasing the KF-PAT Portable Kit,  go to our KFlearn.org website. You will need to set up a free account on the KFlearn.org website. Go to KFlearn.org, click on "Sign In" and create an account. Various videos are available to learn more about the KF-NAP (Neglect Assessment Process) and KF-PAT (prism Adaptation  Treatment) ***
March 21, 2018
Stay@Work/Return2Work These podcasts are the inspirational stories of individuals with SCI who have participated in the Resource Facilitation Program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and successfully returned to work – whether in a previous position or a new one. In sharing these stories, we aim to keep hope alive and remind those in similar situations that every day brings with it new possibilities. The study, which is funded by a Craig H. Neilsen grant to Kessler Foundation, includes the participation of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and United Spinal Association.  This episode was recorded, edited, and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on October 5th, 2017 at Kessler Foundation, 120 Eagle Rock Ave, East Hanover, NJ In our second episode MaryLea West, project coordinator for the Return 2 Work early intervention program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation met with Craig B. Brod a practicing attorney and partner at the international, NYC-based law-firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton. Mr. Brod spent the past 38 years practicing law with little interruption. That was until January of 2017, when he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Mr. Brod first began noticing symptoms of GBS when he returned from traveling abroad, where he and others experienced an intestinal infection. Everyone recovered. Initially, Mr. Brod felt unilateral pain down one leg and believed it was sciatica. The symptoms soon progressed to include extreme weakness, tingling sensations, and numbness in both legs. Unable to walk, he called 911. Mr. Brod was taken to Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, and there he was diagnosed.   Mr. Brod’s symptoms increased in intensity over the next four weeks. He experienced complete paralysis and lost the ability to speak, eat, drink, and breathe independently.   He was brought to Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in February 2017, determined to attend his oldest son’s graduation in May that academic year. This is Mr. Brod’s story…
March 21, 2018
Stay@Work/Return2Work These podcasts are the inspirational stories of individuals with SCI who have participated in the Resource Facilitation Program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and successfully returned to work – whether in a previous position or a new one. In sharing these stories, we aim to keep hope alive and remind those in similar situations that every day brings with it new possibilities. The study, which is funded by a Craig H. Neilsen grant to Kessler Foundation, includes the participation of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and United Spinal Association.  This episode was recorded, edited, and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on October 5th, 2017 at Kessler Foundation, 120 Eagle Rock Ave, East Hanover, NJ   Our first episode MaryLea West, project coordinator for the Return 2 Work early intervention program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation met with Megan Helsel, a Wildlife Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. In early October 2016, Ms. Helsel experienced sudden back pain and bilateral numbness in both legs. She was rushed to a local emergency room where an MRI showed that a hemangioma (tumor) had ruptured in her spinal cord. Unable to stand or walk, she was admitted to the hospital and prescribed a high dose of steroids to reduce swelling. Two days later, after showing no improvement, Ms. Helsel was told that she would need immediate spinal cord surgery. After surgery, Megan was transferred to Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation where she immediately began physical therapy. On her 11th day, she took her first steps. This is Megan's story...
February 26, 2018
Episode 1 - Bench to Bedside Brown Bag Podcast Series A podcast series about developed treatment and evidence based protocols developed by Kessler Foundation researchers for rehabilitation therapist. This podcast series is sponsored by Kessler Foundation and has been co-organized by Dr. A.M. Barrett of Kessler Foundation, Dr. Kelly Kearns, Dr Monique Tremaine, and Ms Tina Collar of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Our first podcast was presented by Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti and Nancy Moore, MA who presented "Treating New Learning and Memory Deficits in Rehabilitation Populations: the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT)" Dr. Chiaravalloti is Director of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Laboratory and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. Nancy Moore is the Research Manager for the Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Laboratory and the Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory also at Kessler Foundation. To follow along with this podcast, be sure and download the presentation slides at https://www.kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/Chiaravalloti_Nancy_mSMT_18JAN18.pdf This podcast was recorded at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 and edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation. For more information about the research of Kessler Foundation, go to www.KesslerFoundation.org
January 12, 2018
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, Director of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience & Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Chiaravalloti will be presenting "Cognitive Functioning in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury". This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Thursdayday, January 12, 2018 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026).  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  To view powerpoint presentation click here www.kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/12JAN18_SCI_GrandRounds_Chiaravalloti_SCIandCognition.pdf
December 29, 2017
Welcome to Kessler Foundations Expert Interview series! In this episode, CarolAnn Murphy, Communications Manager and Laura vigilone, Communications Specialist, interviewed Drs. George Rebok a professor at John Hopkins University, Bloomberg school of public health about a collaboration with Dr. Nancy Chivaralotti of Kessler Foundation on cognitive processing speed. This interview was recorded, produced, and edited by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler foundation on June 26th, 2017.
December 28, 2017
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Dr. Andrew Elkwood from the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction at The Plastic Surgery Center, Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This is the second lecture in a two-part series on surgical interventions in people with Spinal Cord Injury. This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Conference Center, West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5026). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
December 27, 2017
Welcome to a stroke research lecture podcast. This episode features Dr. Ann Kolanowksi, RN, FGSA, FAAN presenting “The Challenge of Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: Assessment and Intervention in Post-acute Care” Dr. Kolanowski is Professor of Nursing and Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine Adjunct Professor, Associated Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania This episode was recorded on Monday, November 16th 2017 at the Kessler Foundation Conference Center, 120 Eagle Rock Ave, East Hanover, New Jersey and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.
December 15, 2017
Welcome to a stroke research lecture podcast.This episode features Dr. Brian Keane presenting “Visual Perceptual Disturbances as a Window into the Underlying Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia” Dr. Keane is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with affiliations at University Behavioral Health Care and Center for Cognitive Science Click here to view the presentation pdf... https://www.kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filepicker/11/KesslerFoundation_StrokeResearch_BrianKeane_18OCT17.pdf This episode was recorded on Monday, October 18, 2017 at the Kessler Foundation Conference Center, 120 Eagle Rock Ave, East Hanover, New Jersey and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.
December 15, 2017
Welcome to another Expert Interviews Series podcast. This episode we met with Dr. Benjamin Hampstead, an Associate Professor in Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Staff Neuropsychologist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and Clinical Core Leader of the NIA funded Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center. Dr. Hampstead is a licensed Psychologist and board certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who specializes in aging and dementia. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and Department of Veterans Affairs and examines the neuroanatomical bases of age- and disease-related cognitive change using structural and functional neuroimaging. Additionally, Dr. Hampstead investigates the neurorehabilitation of cognitive impairment using both cognitive rehabilitation and non-invasive electrical brain stimulation. He has authored multiple studies and co-edited a book entitled, “Cognitive Plasticity in Neurologic Disorders” on these topics. This podcast was recorded on Monday, November 6th, 2017 at the Kessler Foundation Conference Center, 120 Eagle Rock Ave, East Hanover, New Jersey and was hosted by CarolAnn Murphy, Communications Manager at the Foundation. It was created and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.
December 14, 2017
Welcome to the 2017 Baird Visiting Educational Professorship Lecture. Dr. Benjamin Hampstead presented by “Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Memory Impairment in Older Adults” =================================== In 1957, William Torrey Baird, Jr., started a family tradition of giving to Kessler that has spanned across three generations. A veteran of the First World War, Mr. W. Baird, Jr., saw the power of rehabilitation after an injury and felt compelled to help. Joining Kessler’s Board of Trustees, he began a lifelong commitment of support to medical rehabilitation—a value that he passed down to his nephew, Collier W. Baird, Jr. Mr. C. Baird, Jr. furthered that commitment by establishing a trust to benefit Kessler Foundation and expand its research. A portion of the funds established the Baird Visiting Educational Professorship at Kessler Foundation. The Baird lecture continues to educate the next generation of researchers on innovative medical rehabilitation research and treatment options. Guest speakers frequently form collaborations with Foundation scientists to bring research advances around the globe. This years Baird lecturer is Dr. Benjamin Hampstead an Associate Professor in Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Staff Neuropsychologist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and Clinical Core Leader of the NIA funded Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center Dr. Hampstead is a licensed Psychologist and board certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who specializes in aging and dementia. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and Department of Veterans Affairs and examines the neuroanatomical bases of age- and disease-related cognitive change using structural and functional neuroimaging. Additionally, Dr. Hampstead investigates the neurorehabilitation of cognitive impairment using both cognitive rehabilitation and non-invasive electrical brain stimulation. He has authored multiple studies and co-edited a book entitled, “Cognitive Plasticity in Neurologic Disorders” on these topics. Dr. Hampstead presented “Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Memory Impairment in Older Adults” on Monday, November 6th, 2017 at the Kessler Foundation Conference Center, 120 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ. This podcast was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.
October 31, 2017
Interview with Buffy Wojciehowski. co-coordinator for the Kessler Foundation/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation/Team Kessler Walk To Victory 24 hour paralysis event being held Friday, November 3 - Saturday, November 4, 2017. Make the decision to change the lives of people with disabilities. Support Kessler Foundation’s Team Reeve at http://walk-to-victory.everydayhero.do/
October 31, 2017
John O'Neill, PhD, James Malec, PhD, and Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD are collaborating on a major project aimed at increasing employment after spinal cord injury
October 17, 2017
Welcome to a Kessler Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds podcast featuring Francesco Gargano, MD, PhD. This is a first in a two-part series on surgical interventions in people with Spinal Cord Injury featuring speakers from the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction at The Plastic Surgery Center. In Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, New Jersey and was hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System, which is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) under grant number 90SI5026.  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more about our research, go to www.kesslerfoundation.org
October 13, 2017
Our Second Panel Discussion: Wellness, Everyday Life Activities, & Employment included Drs. Yael Goverover, Kimberly Beckwith McGuire, and Lauren B. Strober. Drs. Yael Goverover is an occupational therapist with expertise in developing interventions to improve everyday function and quality of life in individuals with MS and is a visiting scientist at Kessler Foundation. Her research focuses on cognitive and functional impairments and their impact on activities of daily living and participation. Dr. Kimberly Beckwith McGuire, is staff psychologist and leader of the MS Wellness Program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation . Dr. McGuire has more than a decade of experience treating people with MS and conducts clinical research examining the effectiveness of clinical interventions for individuals with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Lauren B. Strober, is an expert in the field of quality of life in people with MS and a senior research scientist at Kessler Foundation. Her research focuses on secondary complications of MS. Dr. Strober explores how factors specific to the individual, such as personality and coping skills, impact quality of life and employment. MODERATOR for our panel Discussion is Michele Pignatello, chief development officer of Kessler Foundation, is responsible for raising philanthropic funds to advance Kessler Foundation’s rehabilitation research and disability employment initiatives by finding connections and building relationships. She has more than two decades of experience guiding philanthropy in support of charitable institutions. This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the The Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue,Livingston, New Jersey 07039 Be sure and check out all of the conference podcast presentation at KesslerFoundation.org/MS2017 and slides at kesslerfoundation.org/podcastpdf For more information about our research, go to KesslerFoundation.org
October 13, 2017
Panel Discussion #1: Wellness, Everyday Life Activities, & Employment Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 Multiple Sclerosis consumer conference, Improving Cognitive, Emotional, & Physical Health in Multiple Sclerosis This conference is hosted by Kessler Foundation and is being funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Grant #1508-05940) This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the The Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue,Livingston, New Jersey 07039 Our first Panel Discussion: Fatigue, Motivation, Physical Activity, & Social Cognition included Drs. Glenn Wylie, Ekaterina Dobryakova, and Helen Genova. Dr. Glenn Wylie, a leader in the application of neuroimaging technology to better understand cognition, is associate director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Wylie’s research focuses on cognitive fatigue and cognitive control in neurological populations. Dr. Helen M. Genova, an expert in the field of cognitive impairment in MS, is senior research scientist at Kessler Foundation . Dr. Genova uses magnetic resonance imaging to examine cognitive fatigue and interventions to treat it. She spearheads Kessler Foundation’s research of social cognition. Dr. Ekaterina Dobryakova, is an expert in cognitive neuroscience, and a research scientist in our traumatic brain injury Department at Kessler Foundation. Using magnetic resonance imaging, Dr. Dobryakova examines the influence of performance feedback on learning and how learning through feedback is affected by depression and fatigue. MODERATOR for our panel Discussion is Michele Pignatello, chief development officer of Kessler Foundation, is responsible for raising philanthropic funds to advance Kessler Foundation’s rehabilitation research and disability employment initiatives by finding connections and building relationships. She has more than two decades of experience guiding philanthropy in support of charitable institutions. Be sure and check out all of the conference podcast presentation at KesslerFoundation.org/MS2017 and slides at kesslerfoundation.org/podcastpdf For more information about our research, go to KesslerFoundation.org
October 13, 2017
Staying Cognitively Active presented by Dr. John DeLuca Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 Multiple Sclerosis consumer conference, Improving Cognitive, Emotional, & Physical Health in Multiple Sclerosis This conference is hosted by Kessler Foundation and is being funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Grant #1508-05940) Our first session of the conference: Prevalence & Nature of Cognitive Deficits in MS was presented by Dr. John DeLuca. Dr. DeLuca is internationally known for his work on cognitive processing, cognitive rehabilitation, neuroimaging, and fatigue in neurological populations. He is senior vice president for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation. This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the The Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue,Livingston, New Jersey 07039 Be sure and check out all of the conference podcast presentation at KesslerFoundation.org/MS2017 and slides at kesslerfoundation.org/podcastpdf For more information about our research, go to KesslerFoundation.org
October 13, 2017
Cognitive Rehabilitation in MS presented by Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 Multiple Sclerosis consumer conference, Improving Cognitive, Emotional, & Physical Health in Multiple Sclerosis This conference is hosted by Kessler Foundation and is being funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Grant #1508-05940) Our second session of the conference: Cognitive Rehabilitation in MS  was presented by Dr. Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Dr. Chiaravalloti is a leader in the field of cognitive rehabilitation in the US and abroad, is director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Chiaravalloti’s research focuses on the development of treatments to improve cognitive function.   This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the The Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue,Livingston, New Jersey 07039 Be sure and check out all of the conference podcast presentation at KesslerFoundation.org/MS2017 and slides at kesslerfoundation.org/podcastpdf For more information about our research, go to KesslerFoundation.org
October 13, 2017
Prevalence & Nature of Cognitive Deficits in MS presented by Dr. John DeLuca Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 Multiple Sclerosis consumer conference, Improving Cognitive, Emotional, & Physical Health in Multiple Sclerosis This conference is hosted by Kessler Foundation and is being funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Grant #1508-05940) Our first session of the conference: Prevalence & Nature of Cognitive Deficits in MS was presented by Dr. John DeLuca. Dr. DeLuca is internationally known for his work on cognitive processing, cognitive rehabilitation, neuroimaging, and fatigue in neurological populations. He is senior vice president for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation. This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the The Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue,Livingston, New Jersey 07039 Be sure and check out all of the conference podcast presentation at KesslerFoundation.org/MS2017 and slides at kesslerfoundation.org/podcastpdf For more information about our research, go to KesslerFoundation.org
October 13, 2017
Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 Multiple Sclerosis consumer conference, Improving Cognitive, Emotional, & Physical Health in Multiple Sclerosis This conference is hosted by Kessler Foundation and is being funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Grant #1508-05940) Opening Remarks and Introduction from NMSS local chapter were shared by Dr. Lauren Strober and Moyra Rondon. Dr Strober is the conference coordinator, and senior research scientist at Kessler Foundation and is an expert in the field of quality of life in people with MS. Her research focuses on secondary complications of MS. Dr. Strober explores how factors specific to the individual, such as personality and coping skills, impact quality of life and employment. Moyra Rondon, LCSW, is manager of program implementation and community engagement at the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society. She is responsible for bringing wellness and educational programs that meet the needs of people with MS and their families. In her community engagement capacity, Moyra is responsible for educating the public about MS and increasing access to all Society services including connection to the MS Navigator program. This presentation was recorded and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the The Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue,Livingston, New Jersey 07039 ========================================================= ========================================================= Be sure and check out all of the conference podcast presentation at KesslerFoundation.org/MS2017 and slides at kesslerfoundation.org/podcastpdf For more information about our research, go to Kesslerfoundation.org
October 13, 2017
2017 Multiple Sclerosis Consumer Conference Podcast series ad Be sure and check out all of the conference podcast presentation at KesslerFoundation.org/MS2017 and slides at kesslerfoundation.org/podcastpdf
September 29, 2017
Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 traumatic Brain Injury consumer conference, Moving Forward: overcoming obstacles and Improving Quality of Life. Wrap-up: Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti   Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti is Director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the New Jersey based Kessler Foundation. She is an expert in the effects of brain trauma and neurological illness on cognitive function – how we think, learn, remember and communicate. This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System  (NNJTBIS) is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030).    This podcast was created and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, creative producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 29th at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Conference Center in West Orange, NJ   Be sure and check out all of the conference presentations at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2017-tbi-consumer-conference
September 29, 2017
Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 traumatic Brain Injury consumer conference, Moving Forward: overcoming obstacles and Improving Quality of Life. Guest Speaker: Steven Benvenisti, Esq.  Steven Benvenisti is a partner at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC, one of the largest personal injury law firms in NJ. For the past 7 years, he has been included on the list of the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” and as a “Super Lawyer.” He is of the 3% of attorneys designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a “Certified Civil Trial Attorney.”  This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System  (NNJTBIS) is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030).    This podcast was created and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, creative producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 29th at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Conference Center in West Orange, NJ   Be sure and check out all of the conference presentations at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2017-tbi-consumer-conference
September 29, 2017
Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 traumatic Brain Injury consumer conference, Moving Forward: overcoming obstacles and Improving Quality of Life. Guest Speaker: Linda Cutrupi, CMP, ARC, IATA, IATAN, CLIA  Linda Cutrupi is the owner of Mainly Special Needs Travel, LLC, a certified Accessible Travel Advocate, and an instructor at Bergen Community College. Her book, “A Handbook for Special Needs Travelers,” was published in 2014. She is a sought after speaker on the topic of making travel more accessible for people with disabilities  This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System  (NNJTBIS) is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030).    This podcast was created and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, creative producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 29th at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Conference Center in West Orange, NJ   Be sure and check out all of the conference presentations at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2017-tbi-consumer-conference
September 29, 2017
Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 traumatic Brain Injury consumer conference, Moving Forward: overcoming obstacles and Improving Quality of Life. Guest Speaker: Tom Grady, MPA  Tom Grady currently serves as the Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. In his role as Director, Tom is the staff liaison to the Council for the Head Injured Community (CHIC), one of the Alliance’s advocacy committees whose mission is to champion and publicize the advocacy, rights, and needs of people who have survived a brain injury.  This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System  (NNJTBIS) is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030).    This podcast was created and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, creative producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 29th at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Conference Center in West Orange, NJ   Be sure and check out all of the conference presentations at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/sets/2017-tbi-consumer-conference
September 29, 2017
Welcome to Kessler Foundations 2017 traumatic Brain Injury consumer conference, Moving Forward: overcoming obstacles and Improving Quality of Life. Panel Presentation: Mike-at-the-Mike  “Relationships after Brain Injury” This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System  (NNJTBIS) is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. (Grant # H133A120030).    This podcast was created and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, creative producer for Kessler Foundation on Friday, September 29th at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Conference Center in West Orange, NJ   Be sure and check out all of the conference presentations at https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/2017-tbi-consumer-conference-welcome
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