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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.

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

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

    Welcome to another Kessler Foundation podcast!

    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, kesslerfoundation.org/about-us/found…/jessica-ganga and Joan Banks-Smith, 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-virtu…egiver-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/#1617646…7114-afec7645-9f14

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

    • 22 min
    Touch the Stars - Accessible Astronomy with Noreen Grice

    Touch the Stars - Accessible Astronomy with Noreen Grice

    Read the transcript - https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2021-11/Touch%20the%20Stars%20-%20Accessible%20Astronomy%20with%20Noreen%20Grice-ORIG-Transcript.pdf

    In this podcast, Jessica Ganga, Communications and Digital Coordinator here at Kessler Foundation spoke with Noreen Grice, astronomer, author and founder of the website You Can Do Astronomy (youcandoastronomy.com), Making Astronomy and Space Science Accessible for All.

    Noreen is an established astronomy educator, manager, business leader and entrepreneur with an extensive background in informal science education and planetarium management who leads in high-stakes environments. She has been named recipient of the Klumpke-Roberts Award (previously bestowed upon Carl Sagan) by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for “outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.”

    Grice brings expertise in designing, training and delivering instructional materials and programs for visitors with disabilities and holds Master’s degrees in astronomy and business administration. She excels in complex problem-solving and creating, implementing and fine-tuning strategic mechanisms to mentor and impact diverse learners of all abilities. Grice is recognized for her commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

    Recently, Grice was named president of the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (2021 - 2027).


    Learn more about Noreen Grice, https://www.linkedin.com/in/noreengrice
    Jessica Ganga, https://kesslerfoundation.org/about-us/foundation-staff/jessica-ganga
    Joan Banks-Smith, https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Joan%20Banks-Smith

    Resources
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    You Can Do Astronomy - https://www.youcandoastronomy.com

    Accessible astronomy books authored by Noreen Grice - https://www.youcandoastronomy.com/btbooks.html

    NASA projects with Noreen Grice - https://www.youcandoastronomy.com/btnasa.html

    National Braille Press - https://www.nbp.org

    Braille Exhibits - https://chandra.harvard.edu/impact/braille.html

    A Universe of Sound - https://chandra.harvard.edu/sound

    NASA - Braille Displays Get New Life With Artificial Muscles- https://www.nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/features/tech20090813.html


    Keywords
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    What is braille? Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision (https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/braille/what-braille)

    What is NASA - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration. (https://www.nasa.gov/about/index.html)

    What are tactile graphics? Tactile graphics, sometimes referred to as the haptic sensory modality, deliver information through touch (https://www.washington.edu/doit/what-are-tactile-graphics)

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

    • 23 min
    Brain Network Dysfunction in Poststroke Delirium and Spatial Neglect-An fMRI Study–Dr. Olga Boukrina

    Brain Network Dysfunction in Poststroke Delirium and Spatial Neglect-An fMRI Study–Dr. Olga Boukrina

    Fast Takes -Episode 30

    In this episode, Dr. Olga Boukrina, Research Scientist in our Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Research talks about her peer reviewed article “Brain Network Dysfunction in Poststroke Delirium and Spatial Neglect: An fMRI Study” published on October 8, 2021 in the journal Stroke.

    Funding source: American Heart Association grant 17SDG33660442 (Dr Boukrina). In kind support provided by grant R24AG054259 (PI: Inouye) from the National Institute on Aging.

    Learn more about:
    Dr. Boukrina at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Olga%20Boukrina
    The peer-reviewed article at https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.035733
    and podcast host Joan Banks-Smith at https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Joan%20Banks-Smith

    Co-authors: Mateusz Kowalczyk, Yury Koush, Yekyung Kong, A.M. Barrett

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    This podcast was recorded on October 20, 2021 remotely and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

    • 3 min
    Pilot study explores neural mechanisms of balance dysfunction after traumatic brain injury – Ep 29

    Pilot study explores neural mechanisms of balance dysfunction after traumatic brain injury – Ep 29

    In this episode, Dr. Vikram Shenoy Handiru, associate research scientist in our Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research talks about his peer-reviewed article “Graph-theoretical analysis of EEG functional connectivity during balance perturbation in traumatic brain injury: A pilot study” e-published on July 26, 2021 in the journal Human Brain Mapping.

    Funding source: New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research, Grant/Award Number: CBIR15MIG004

    Learn more about:
    Dr. Shenoy Handiru at https://kesslerfoundation.org/about-us/Vikram%20Shenoy%20Handiru

    The peer-reviewed article at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hbm.25554

    Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research at https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/center-mobility-and-rehabilitation-engineering

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

    Co-authors: Alaleh Alivar, Armand Hoxha, Soha Saleh, Easter S. Suviseshamuthu, Guang H. Yue, Didier Allexandre

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    This podcast was recorded on October 20, 2021 remotely and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

    • 6 min
    Changing lives through regenerative rehabilitation research - The Derfner-Lieberman Laboratory

    Changing lives through regenerative rehabilitation research - The Derfner-Lieberman Laboratory

    Welcome to a special edition of Fast Takes - Episode 28

    Read the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2021-10/Changing%20lives%20through%20regenerative%20rehabilitation%20research%20-%20The%20Derfner-Lieberman%20at%20Kessler%20Foundation-TRANSCRIPT.pdf

    In this episode, we will discuss how lives are changed through regenerative rehabilitation research in our Derfner-Lieberman Laboratory.

    Our Host is CarolAnn Murphy, senior writer at the Foundation. For this roundtable, CarolAnn spoke with Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD (https://kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Trevor%20Dyson-Hudson), and Nathan Hogaboom, PhD, (https://kesslerfoundation.org/about-us/Nathan%20Hogaboom) co-directors of the Derfner Lieberman Laboratory for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation, and Gerard Malanga, MD, from New Jersey Regenerative Institute (Visiting Scientist at Kessler Foundation) (https://kesslerfoundation.org/about-us/foundation-staff/gerard-malanga-md).

    Listen to our experts explore the new interdisciplinary field of regenerative rehabilitation and the advances being made at Kessler Foundation in applying new approaches to the treatment of disabling musculoskeletal conditions in military and civilian populations.

    Funding Source: Derfner foundation and Jay Lieberman

    Learn more about:

    Kessler Foundation fellowship program - https://kesslerfoundation.org/researchabout-our-research/postdoctoral-fellowship-program

    https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2021-08/2020%20Post-Doctoral%20Position%20in%20Regenerative%20Rehabilitation%20at%20Kessler%20Foundation.pdf

    New Jersey Regenerative Institute - https://www.njregenerativeinstitute.com/

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    Additional Resources
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    Taking the Next Steps in Regenerative Rehabilitation: Establishment of a New Interdisciplinary Field - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32035141

    https://kesslerfoundation.org/press-release/autologous-adipose-injection-spinal-cord-injury

    Kessler Foundation studies new option for treating neck pain in active-duty military - https://kesslerfoundation.org/press-release/treating-neck-pain-active-duty-military

    Exercise and PRP Promising for Shoulder Pain in Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury - https://kesslerfoundation.org/press-release/exercise-and-prp-promising-shoulder-pain-wheelchair-users-spinal-cord-injury

    Major Grant Funds Derfner-Lieberman Regenerative Rehabilitation Lab at Kessler Foundation- https://kesslerfoundation.org/press-release/major-grant-funds-derfner-lieberman-regenerative-rehabilitation-lab-kessler

    Stream Dr. N. Hogaboom Tests Regenerative Approach to Meniscal Tears of the Knee-Ep20 by Kessler Foundation - https://soundcloud.com/kesslerfoundation/dr-hogaboom-tests-regenerative-approach-to-meniscal-tear-of-the-knee-ep20

    April 2021 – AR3T (pitt.edu) - https://ar3t.pitt.edu/2021/04/

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    This podcast was recorded on Thursday, August 18, 2021, remotely and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

    • 35 min
    Soups And Sweets - A Perfect Recipe For Giving Back To A Community

    Soups And Sweets - A Perfect Recipe For Giving Back To A Community

    Welcome to “Disabilities @ Work” - Episode 1

    View the transcript at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2021-10/Soups%20And%20Sweets%20-%20A%20Perfect%20Recipe%20For%20Giving%20Back%20To%20A%20Community-TRANSCRIPT.pdf

    In this episode, Jessica Ganga our Communications & Digital Media Coordinator met up with Cyndi Kleinbart, chef and program manager of the Soups and Sweets Culinary Training Program at the Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey. They talked about the history of the program and how they provide culinary training to individuals with disabilities, to help prepare them for a career in the hospitality or food industry.

    The program includes 200 hours of food service training in a commercial kitchen and weekly work readiness classes that address issues such as conflict management, sexual harassment, supervision, stress management, and teamwork. Training is conducted by a professional chef and an experienced special education instructor. The ServSafe Food Handler Course and certification exam are also offered as part of the training program. Criteria for participation include the ability to work independently and as part of a team; the ability to read simple recipes and perform simple fractions, appropriate hygiene and social skills; and the interest and motivation to pursue a career in the food service industry. Training is funded by Kessler Foundation through the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. For information on this program, contact Barbara Abrams at babrams@jfedsnj.org

    Learn more about Soups and Sweets at https://jfcssnj.org/soups-and-sweets-culinary-training and Kessler Foundation grant funding at https://kesslerfoundation.org/grant-programs

    Key terms:
    DDR - Developmental Disabilities Resources
    DVS - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    JVS - Jewish Vocational Service
    Savory - Food that is spicy or salty but not sweet

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    This podcast was recorded on Friday, September 10, 2021, remotely and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

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