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BIAC is proud to support research that ultimately benefits the brain injury community. Research and reports on brain injury lead to an expansion of knowledge to help recognize, respond to and recover from brain injury.

The CDC has made recommendations to Congress in its report, Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation, addressing the critical gaps related to improving estimates of TBI incidence; Enhancing measures used to evaluate rehabilitation success; and Improving TBI rehabilitation research and expanding service delivery. This Report helps shine a spotlight on what is needed to improve TBI rehabilitation services, access to care, and quality of life for people living with TBI, and their loved ones.

Research study articles and IRB (Internal Review Board) approved research studies, which are seeking study participants, are available below.

Current Research Studies

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Post Traumatic Epilepsy The HOBSCOTCH Institute at Dartmouth Health is seeking candidates to participate in their research for cognitive rehabilitation for post-traumatic (i.e., post head injury) epilepsy with your members.

The HOBSCOTCH program consists of nine one-on-one virtual coaching sessions over the course of six months with a certified coach, where patients will learn more about how their epilepsy affects their cognition and strategies to manage day-to-day challenges. Caregivers can be recruited alongside patients, and participate in the first and last coaching session to learn how to better support their loved one.

You can learn more about the HOBSCOTCH-PTE study here: https://go.d-h.org/pte 

Participants can be located nationwide, must be 18 years or older, and must have access to a telephone and internet connection. Patients must have diagnosed post-traumatic epilepsy and report problems with memory, thinking, or attention.

Participants will receive $15 each time they
complete a set of surveys. If all sets are completed,
they will receive up to $45. Contact: Sarah Kaden: sarah.j.kaden@hitchcock.org or (603) 650-4225

Intensive Treatment Study for Aphasia The Aphasia Rehab Lab at the University of Connecticut is conducting a study focused on intensive language therapy and brain imaging for adults with aphasia following a stroke. We are seeking participants who are motivated to improve their language skills, can secure reliable transportation to the Storrs campus, and can undergo a 45-minute MRI scan. Participants will be reimbursed $10/day for travel (for assessment days) and $25 for each fMRI scan. For details on enrollment, contact Louisa Suting at louisa.suting@uconn.edu or (201) 932-4029. 

Brain Injury and Domestic Violence / Ongoing and Current 2022 Trinity College is studying whether survivors of domestic violence experience a traumatic brain injury. If you are a survivor of domestic violence or interpersonal violence, you may be eligible to participate. Compensation for your time will be in the form of a gift card(s) to either Wal-Mart or Stop and Shop at the rate of $20 per hour. Total participation time will be about 3 hours. Please contact Sarah Raskin – raskinlab@trincoll.edu  860-297-5188 

Study Relating to Cognitive Rehabilitation After TBI/ Ongoing and Current 2022

Trinity College & The Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center at the Institute of Living are conducting a study on cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury.
Did you have a traumatic brain injury? Do you have difficulty with memory? Are you between the ages of 20-55, English speaking and otherwise healthy? If so, you may be eligible to volunteer for a study to see whether cognitive rehabilitation treatment can help improve your memory.

Compensation for this study paid at a standard rate of $20 per hour in the form of a gift card, up to a total of $160 if all appointments for the study are completed.

Sarah Raskin, PhD and Michael Stevens, PhD are supervising the study.

Please contact Sarah Raskin – raskinlab@trincoll.edu 860-297-5188. Thank you again for considering this research opportunity.

Interested in participating in an important research study about psychological and emotional well-being after TBI? And get paid for your time and effort!

The purpose of this study is to compare two different programs aimed at improving psychological and emotional well-being in people with moderate to severe TBI, ages 18-70. Participation in this study lasts approximately 6 months. You will be assigned to one of two groups and attend the 10-week intervention once a week for 1-2 hours. There will be three testing sessions which could last up to 3 hours each (could be done over two meetings of 1.5 hours each). All the testing and intervention sessions are done remotely via Zoom. You will receive $240 for your time. For additional information or to see if you are eligible to participate, please contact Diana Maloku at (973) 324-8393 or dmaloku@kesslerfoundation.org.

Searchable Database

If you would like to hear about past, present and future clinical trials, please use the U.S. National Library of Medicine database link below to find information on completed, recruiting, and active studies in Brain Injury. ClinicalTrials.gov