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Ohio Valley Center's Advisory Council celebrates its 20th anniversary

Ohio Valley Center's Advisory Council celebrated its 20th anniversary this past April in Columbus, Ohio. First convened in April of 1993, the Advisory Council was created when the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at OSU was awarded one of six regional brain injury center grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. The core of the infrastructure of OVC is the 35-member Advisory Council composed of various stakeholders in the research we conduct. The OVC Advisory Council prioritizes issues facing persons with TBI, reviews opportunities for funding, participates in project implementation, monitors progress on projects, and evaluates outcomes.

In its role of shaping center activities, the Advisory Council periodically engages in a priority setting process called “Envisioning”. The results have reinforced that many challenges face individuals who experience TBI, their families, and the communities in which they live.   The most recent process, Envisioning IV, was completed in April 2012 and guided the development of the most recent TBI Model Systems grant proposal which was subsequently accepted for funding through 2017.  The Advisory Council identified priorities addressing research, service delivery and advocacy.

Ohio Valley Center is very proud of its Advisory Council and the work accomplished over the past 20 years. While the composition of the AC has changed, we are pleased to say that many members have been a part of this group for 10, 15, and even the entire 20 years. Each member brings his or her own unique perspective and input to this diverse group, and truly invests time and passion to the field of TBI research and the work of the Ohio Valley Center staff. 

We are honored to work with such a dedicated group of individuals who continue to push us to improve, think outside of the box, and move forward with the research we are conducting. On behalf of the entire team at the Ohio Valley Center, we thank our Advisory Council for its continued effort and commitment. For more about the Advisory Council, click here.


This website has been funded with financial assistance from Grant #H133A120086 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for the current funding period of 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017.