Model Systems researchers are participating in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 94th Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 23-28, 2017. Model Systems researchers who have submitted conference presentations to the MSKTC are listed below. Additional information can be found in the conference program here.
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
- Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD; Daniel Schwartz, MD; Mo Modarres, PhD; and Kathleen Bell, PhD (North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System) will present a four-hour instructional course, "Improving recognition and treatment of sleep apnea in the rehabilitation setting."
- Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD; Jeanne Hoffman, PhD (University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System); and Jennifer Travis-Seidl, PhD (Tampa VA Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow) will present a symposium, “Measurement of sleep in neurorehabilitation: The role of actigraphy.”
- During the three-part symposium, “Health Services Research Efforts within the ACRM: Parts I, II, & III,” Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, FACRM will moderate one session and present, “Using comparative effectiveness research to improve accessibility of sleep apnea screening and diagnostic tests for persons with moderate to severe TBI” and Jill Massengale, DNP will present “A framework and model for stakeholder involvement in research.”
- Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, FACRM, Jeanne Hoffman, PhD, and Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM will present in the symposium, “Advancing TBI Sleep Research: Three Multi-Center Studies within the TBI Model System Program."
- Racine Brown, PhD, Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, Xinyu Tang, PhD, Marc Silva, PhD, Tamara McKenzie Hartman, Ph.D., Daniel Schwartz, PhD, and Mo Modarres are coauthors on the poster, “Sleep Apnea and BMI Trajectory: A VA TBI Model Systems Study.” This poster was selected for the Early Career Award for the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group at ACRM.
- Bridget Cotner, PhD, Noelle Carlozzi, Ph.D., Rael Lange, PhD, Lou French, PhD, Danielle O’Connor, M.S., Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, Tracy Brickell, PhD, are coauthors on a poster “Quality of Sleep in Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury.” This poster was selected for the Early Career Award for the Military and Veteran Networking Group at ACRM.
- Danielle Cool, PhD, Daniel Schwartz, MD, Karel Calero, MD, (University of South Florida), Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, FACRM, Kayla Larosa, M.S., and Marc Silva, PhD will present a poster, “Positive Airway Pressure Adherence in a VA TBI Model Systems Cohort: A Feasibility Study.”
- Allen Heinemann, PhD will present the workshop, "The NIH Toolbox," which will focus on the advantages of modern psychometric test theory applications in assessment. He will also present several symposia, including: "Spinal Cord Injury Patient Reported Outcomes"; "Specifying Rehabilitation Treatments"; "Integrating Research into a Clinical Setting"; and "How to Get Published." In addition, he will present the following: "Quality Measurement in Inpatient Rehabilitation" and "Promoting Adoption of Standardized Outcome Measures using the Rehab Measures Database."
- Anne Deutsch, PhD will speak at a seminar titled “Assessing Quality of Care."
- Richard Lieber, PhD will present the symposium, “Integrating Research into a Clinical Setting."
- Rowland Chang, MD will present, “Development of the Ability Quotient."
- James Sliwa, DO will present, “Integrating research into Clinical Setting." He will also present in a symposium, “Development of the Ability Quotient."
- Linda Ehrlich-Jones, PhD will present, “Promoting Adoption of Standardized Outcome Measures Using the Rehabilitation Measures Database."
North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (NT-TBIMS)
- Shannon Juengst, PhD, CRC, will present as part of the instructional course “Enhancing TBI Research Baseline and Outcomes Measurement with Biomarkers and Biometrics.” She will present a poster titled “Variability in emotional symptoms and fatigue measured via mobile ecological momentary assessment after TBI,” which was selected as a finalist for the Measurement Networking Group Early Career Best Poster award; she also presented this same work in a symposium featuring all MNG Early Career best poster finalists. She will also present an oral symposium, "Between Comorbidities and 1-year Outcomes Among Adults 50 Years and Older With Moderate-to-Severe TBI."
- Librada Callender; Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, PhD; Simon Driver, PhD; and Laura Petrey, MD are presenting the poster, "Traumatic Brain Injury Healthcare Utilization: Examining the Impact of Race and Insurance."
- Miller, J., Randi Dubiel, D.O., Monica Bennett, PhD, Cynthia Dunklin; Librada Callender, and Simon Driver, PhD, are presenting the poster, "Sleep and Pain in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation."
- Jennifer Zumsteg, MD; Randi Dubiel, D.O.; Don Fogelberg, PhD are presenting the poster, "TWILIGHT: Feasibility of Treatment with Light after TBI."
- Simon Driver, PhD; Megan Reynolds are presenting the poster, "The Social Network – Using Social Media to Support Individuals with TBI in a Health Promotion Program."
- Simon Driver, PhD is presenting the oral symposium, "6-month Weight Loss Results From a Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for People with TBI."
- Kathleen Bell, MD is presenting the oral symposium, "Improving recognition and treatment of sleep apnea in the rehabilitation setting to improve outcome."
- Jessica Ketchum and Dave Mellick, MA will present the symposia, "Getting the Most Out of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database."
- Jessica Ketchum, PhD, will present, "Functional Outcome Trajectories after TBI in a Nationally Representative Weighted Dataset"
- Tessa Hart, PhD (Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System), Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD (New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System); Risa Nakase- Richardson, PhD (James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Model System); Jessica Ketchum, PhD, and John Corrigan, PhD (Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System) will present the symposia, "Ohio State University Traumatic Brain Injury as a Chronic Health Condition: Long-Term Functional Change and Associated Comorbidities"
Rusk Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (RR-TBIMS)
- Steven Flanagan, M.D., Donna Langenbahn, PhD presented the pre-conference course, “Concussion: Managing Recovery Inertia in Complex Phenotypes: A Case Study Model."
- Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented the symposium, “Cultural Considerations and Impacts for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury”
- Joseph Rath, PhD, presented the symposium, “The Emotional Measure of Man: Objective Approaches to Assessing Emotional Function in Traumatic Brain Injury”
- Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented the symposium, “Advancing TBI Sleep Research: Three Multi-Center Studies within the TBI Model System Program”
- Ellen Hada, BA, Coralynn Long, MS, Angela Man, BS, & Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented the poster, “Traumatic Brain Injury and Offense Classification: Longitudinal Impact of Felony and Criminal Arrests Post-Injury”
- Ellen Hada, BA, Coralynn Long, MS, Angela Man, BS, & Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented the poster, “Hidden Homelessness and Traumatic Brain Injury: Defining and Characterizing Housing Instability”
- Ellen Hada, BA, Coralynn Long, MS, Angela Man, BS, & Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented the poster, “The Additive Risk of Criminal Arrest to Physical, Mental, and Social Functioning Post-Traumatic Brain Injury”
- Coralynn Long, MS, Michelle Smith, MPH, Joseph Rath, PhD & Tamara Bushnik, PhD presented the poster, “Clusters of Vulnerable Group Membership in Acute TBI Rehabilitation."
South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SF-SCIMS)
- Mark Nash, PhD, presented the symposium, "Cardiometabolic Disorders in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury."
Spaulding New England Regional SCI Center (SNERSCIC):
- Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH, co-director of Dissemination and Knowledge Translation, will Chair a 4-hour instructional pre-course, “Shifting Focus: Delivering Peer-Led, Person-Centered Support Services in SCI Rehabilitation, Community Settings & Online,” including SNERSCIC co-author Ms. Sarah Everhart Skeels. Ms. Houlihan will also present a poster, "RCT of a Peer-Led Phone-Based Empowerment Intervention for Persons with Chronic SCI Improves Health Self-Management,” including SNERSCIC co-authors Ms. Sarah Everhart Skeels, Ms. Diana Pernigotti, Dr. David Rosenblum, and Dr. Alan Jette.
- Tim Belliveau, PhD, co-investigator for the former New England Regional SCI Center for the 2011-2016 grant cycle, will present a poster, “Demonstration of a Software Application for Optimal Prediction of Functional Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury,” including SNERSCIC co-authors Dr. Alan Jette, Dr. David Rosenblum, Ms. Bethlyn Houlihan, and Ms. Diana Pernigotti.
- Dr. Hannah Mercier, PhD, OTR/L, a fellow working with SNERSCIC, will present a poster, “Core Resistance Training Strength Improvements Relate to Gains in Balance for Adults with Paraplegia”, including SNERSCIC co-author Dr. J. Andrew Taylor.
- Dr. J. Andrew Taylor, PhD, co-project director, will present in a symposium, “Experimental Approaches to Enhance Physiological Function after Spinal Cord Injury” moderated by Dr. Hannah Mercier.