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Kessler Foundation - Changing the lives of people with disabilities through research in stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and by funding innovative programs that promote employment for people with disabilities. Podcasts are from various consumer and professional lectures presented by our researchers and guest lecturers.

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Kessler Foundation - Changing the lives of people with disabilities through research in stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and by funding innovative programs that promote employment for people with disabilities. Podcasts are from various consumer and professional lectures presented by our researchers and guest lecturers.

    Mike-at-the-Mike Panel Discussion Topic: Covid-19 and Brain Injury

    Mike-at-the-Mike Panel Discussion Topic: Covid-19 and Brain Injury

    The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System proudly presents “Moving Forward: Personal Perspectives on Life after Brain Injury” virtual speakers series.

    In this episode, Michael Greenwald, Secretary of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees presents "Mike-at-the-Mike Panel Discussion: Covid-19 and Brain Injury”. Dr. Jean Lengenfelder welcomes and introduces Mr. Greenwald.

    Funding source: This podcast was supported under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR; grant number no. 90DPTB0003).

    Learn more about:
    Michael Greenwald: https://www.bianj.org/team/michael-greenwald-edm

    Podcast host: Joan Banks-Smith at  https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Joan%20Banks-Smith

    Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research: https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-traumatic-brain-injury

    The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System: https://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/tbi/modelsystems

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation: https://www.kessler-rehab.com

    Tuned in to our podcast series lately? Join our listeners in 90 countries who enjoy learning about the work of Kessler Foundation. Be sure and subscribe to our SoundCloud channel “KesslerFoundation” for more research updates.

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    This podcast was recorded on September 28, 2021, remotely, and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

    • 49 min
    "Weasilience" - Handling Life's Wild Moments by Brain Injury Survivor Carole J Starr

    "Weasilience" - Handling Life's Wild Moments by Brain Injury Survivor Carole J Starr

    Read the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2022-01/Weasilience-Handling%20Life%27s%20Wild%20Moments%20Brain%20Injury%20Survivor%20-%20Carole%20J%20Starr-TRANSCRIPT_0.pdf

    The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System proudly presents “Moving Forward: Personal Perspectives on Life after Brain Injury,” a virtual speakers series. 

    In this episode, brain injury survivor Carole J. Starr, author, advocate, educator, and co-founder of Brain Injury Voices, shares her personal story: "Weasilience’: Handling Life's Wild Moments.” Jean Lengenfelder, PhD, assistant director of Center for Traumatic Brain Injury at Kessler Foundation, welcomes and introduces Ms. Starr.

    Funding source: This podcast was supported under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR; grant number no. 90DPTB0003). 

    Learn more about: 
Carole Starr: starrspeakerauthor.com
     
    Podcast host: Joan Banks-Smith at  https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Joan%20Banks-Smith

    Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research: https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-traumatic-brain-injury

    The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System: https://kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/tbi/modelsystems

    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation: https://www.kessler-rehab.com
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    Tuned in to our podcast series lately? Join our listeners in 90 countries who enjoy learning about the work of Kessler Foundation. Be sure to subscribe to our SoundCloud channel “KesslerFoundation” for more research updates. 

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

    This podcast was recorded on September 23, 2021, remotely, and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

    • 56 min
    What It’s Like to Volunteer in a Research Study - Ep32

    What It’s Like to Volunteer in a Research Study - Ep32

    Read the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2022-01/What%20It%E2%80%99s%20Like%20to%20Volunteer%20in%20a%20Research%20Study-Ep32-TRANSCRIPT_0.pdf

    Ever wonder what it’s like to become a participant in a clinical research study? This podcast outlines all aspects of recruitment, vetting, protocols, and considerations for joining a study and dispels common misconceptions often fostered by Hollywood movies or TV shows. Jessica Ganga, Communications & Digital Media Coordinator at the Foundation, moderates a panel of research coordinators for mobility, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the Foundation's recruitment manager. They share how volunteers help Kessler Foundation further its clinical research on advancing treatments, which impact the lives of individuals with disabilities worldwide. Volunteers are the heart of our research!

    Learn more about the panel:
    Rachel Byrne, Senior Research Coordinator (SCI)
    https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Rachel%20Byrne

    Kate Goworek, Research Coordinator (Mobility)
    https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Kathleen%20Goworek

    Jenny Masmela, Senior Research Coordinator (Stroke)
    https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Jenny%20Masmela

    Sam Schmidt, Research Recruitment Manager
    https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Samantha%20Schmidt

    Angela Smith, Senior Research Coordinator (TBI)
    https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Angela%20Smith

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Foundation's Research - https://kesslerfoundation.org/research-faq

    Volunteers are the heart of our research! Interested in joining a study? For more information on in-person and tele-studies, go to https://kesslerfoundation.org/join-our-research-studies

    Definitions/Keywords
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    What is spatial neglect?
    Patients who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury may have a neurological syndrome called spatial neglect, which affects their ability to pay attention to their surroundings and body parts on the less affected side (the left side for patients with right brain injury). Spatial neglect is disabling. Patients may 'forget' to shave, groom, or dress the left side of their bodies. They also have major problems with driving, reading, and balance. https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/stroke/rehabilitation/spatial-neglect/caregiver https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/stroke/rehabilitation/spatial-neglect/professional

    What is KF-NAP®?
    Kessler Foundation Neglect Assessment Process (KF-NAP®) is an assessment tool that may help clinicians detect the presence of spatial neglect and measure the severity of the syndrome.

    What is KF-PAT®? Kessler Foundation Prism Adaptation Treatment (KF-PAT®) is implemented in occupational therapy for post-stroke spatial neglect. Including prism adaptation treatment in standard of care for patients with post-stroke spatial neglect improved functional and cognitive outcomes.

    What is MRI contrast
    There are two major types of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans: with contrast and non-contrast. The main distinction is that for contrast MRIs, a dye (gadolinium-based) is given to the patient intravenously before the scan. Contrast is often order by a physician who wants to highlight a particular part of the body.

    What is HIPPA?
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. For more information, go to https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/index.html

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    • 43 min
    RainMaker Roundup - 40- John DeLuca

    RainMaker Roundup - 40- John DeLuca

    Our Senior Vice President for Research and Training, Dr. John DeLuca talked with @RVNTV's Mark Lorio about how @KesslerFdn's mission and leadership continues the work of our namesake, Dr. Henry H. Kessler. Our work helps people with disabilities improve daily functioning and independence, to fully participate in community life.

    Used by permission RVN Television

    #RVNTv
    #RVNTelevision
    #RainMakersRoundup

    • 30 min
    Prevalence of spatial neglect prompts call for screening survivors of right and left brain strokes

    Prevalence of spatial neglect prompts call for screening survivors of right and left brain strokes

    Fast Takes - Episode 31

    Read the transcript - https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2021-12/Prevalence%20of%20spatial%20neglect%20prompts%20call%20for%20screening%20survivors%20of%20right%20and%20left%20brain%20strokes-Ep31.pdf

    In this episode, Dr. Peii Chen, senior research scientist in our Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Research, talks about her peer-reviewed article, “Prevalence of spatial neglect post-stroke: A systematic review,” e-published on September 24, 2021, in the journal Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

    Funding source: Part of this work was supported under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR; grant number no. 90IFDV0001).

    Learn more about:

    Dr. Peii Chen at kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Peii%20Chen.

    The peer-reviewed article at www.sciencedirect.com/science/articl…189?via%3Dihub

    and podcast host Joan Banks-Smith at kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Joan%20Banks-Smith

    Co-authors: Emily Esposito, Grigoriy Shekhtman

    Tuned in to our podcast series lately? Join our listeners in 90 countries who enjoy learning about the work of Kessler Foundation. Be sure and subscribe to our SoundCloud channel “KesslerFoundation” for more research updates.

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    This podcast was recorded on May 17, 2021, remotely, and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

    • 3 min
    A Caregiver's Challenges - Resilience, Self-Care, and Love

    A Caregiver's Challenges - Resilience, Self-Care, and Love

    Welcome to another Kessler Foundation podcast!

    Read the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2021-12/a-caregivers-challenges_resilience-self-care-and-love-TRANSCRIPT.pdf

    In this episode, the Foundation’s Jessica Ganga, Communications & Digital Media Coordinator, and Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer, had the opportunity to speak with Ali Welch. She multitasks as mother, schoolteacher, and caregiver to her husband Pete, who was diagnosed with traumatic brain injury as result of a traumatic event.

    Learn more about Jessica Ganga, https://kesslerfoundation.org/about-us/foundation-staff/jessica-ganga and Joan Banks-Smith, https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Joan%20Banks-Smith

    For information about the Foundation’s caregiver studies, go to kesslerfoundation.org/research/studies/caregiver or our traumatic brain injury research, go to https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-traumatic-brain-injury

    Caregiver Resources:
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    LoveYourBrain.com
    www.loveyourbrain.com/attend-a-virtual-caregiver-retreat
    www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/practice
    www.loveyourbrain.com/mindset

    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
    www.bianj.org/support/#a3
    www.bianj.org/resources/

    Websites
    Care for the Caregiver
    www.caregiver.com

    Caregiving - Blog & Forum - Reeve Foundation
    www.christopherreeve.org/blog/tags/caregiving

    Books
    https://www.amazon.com/Over-My-Head-Doctors-Looking/dp/0740705989/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=over+my+head+book&qid=1636634340&sr=8-1
    https://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Soup-Caregivers-Soul-Community/dp/1623610206/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=chicken+soup+for+the+caregiving+soul&qid=1636634696&sr=8-2
    https://www.amazon.com/Hope-Caregiver-Peter-Rosenberger/dp/1683972821/ref=sr_1_23?crid=2G5K54K7WXCW3&keywords=books+for+caregivers&qid=1636635884&refinements=p_72%3A1250221011&rnid=1250219011&s=books&sprefix=books+for+care%2Caps%2C174&sr=1-23

    Support Guide
    https://lapublishing.com/supporting-survivors-caregivers-after-brain-injury
    https://lapublishing.com/search.php?search_query=caregivers&section=product

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    Tuned into our podcast series lately? Join our listeners in 90 countries who enjoy learning about the work of Kessler Foundation. Be sure to subscribe to our SoundCloud channel “KesslerFoundation” for more research updates.

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    This podcast was recorded remotely on November 16, 2021, and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer, for Kessler Foundation.

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