Research


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 and recover from brain injury. Research study articles, and IRB approved research studies which are seeking study participants, are available below.

RESEARCH

The CDC has made recommendations to Congress in it's 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 deliveryThis 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.

This Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation article examines the prevalence of TBI among young offenders in custody.

Current Research Studies

If you are conducting an IRB approved research study and you would like to be included on our website, please email an abbreviated version of your recruitment flyer/information, along with your contact information to Bonnie at bmeyers@biact.org

Traumatic Brain Injury Positive Strategies  (TIPS) Paid Research Study

The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) is recruiting family caregivers of children age 3 -18 with a traumatic brain injury for a paid research study to evaluate a newly developed web-based resource. Would you please post the attached flyer to your facebook page with the following text?

Are you a family caregiver of a child age 3 -18 with a traumatic brain injury? Would you like to help the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training evaluate a web-based resource being developed for family caregivers of children with TBI?

Click here for more information about this paid research study: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0651BZ26RGhFZJj

 

Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

(Posted Date 11/29/16)

Trinity College is studying whether survivors of domestic violence experience traumatic brain injury.  If you are a survivor of domestic violence or interpersonal violence you may be eligible to participate.  You will be asked to take some tests to determine if you are experiencing attention and memory deficits.  You will be compensated for your time with gift cards to either Wal-Mart or Stop and Shop at the rate of $20 per hour.  Your total participation will be about 3 hours.   If you would like additional information please feel free to contact the research assistant, Olivia DeJoie at olivia.dejoie@trincoll.edu or 860-297-5188.

Study Relating to Cognitive Rehabilitation After TBI 
(Post Date 11/29/16)

Trinity College and 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.
 
All treatment is with paper or computer; it does not involve any medications or medical procedures.
 
You will be asked to take an fMRI of your brain and participate in cognitive rehabilitation once per week for one hour over 8 weeks. 
 
For participating in this study, you will be compensated a standard rate of $20 per hour in gift cards, up to a total of $160 if all appointments for the study are complete.
 
The study is being supervised by Sarah Raskin, PhD and Michael Stevens, PhD.  The treatment takes place at Trinity College and the fMRI is at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT.
 
If you would like additional information about this study, please feel free to contact the research assistant, Jasmin Williams at (860) 297-5188 or by email at jasmin.williams@trincoll.edu. Thank you again for considering this research opportunity.

Study Relating to Aphasia and Traumamtic Brain Injury

(Post Date 7/6/16)

Southern CT State University - Speech Language Pathology Department is conducting research on Aphasia and TBI.

Currently recruiting individuals with aphasia due to a traumatic brain injury, and their communication partner to participate in a research study aimed to improve communication between the pair.  Both the person with aphasia and the communication partner must participate in the project together.  The treatment will be one hour per week for ten weeks and will focus on teaching strategies the partner can use to make communication easier.

For more information, please contact:

Sara McLean

Graduate student at Southern Connecticut State University

(603) 531-9920

saracmclean@gmail.com