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


May 15, 2013

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 Ohio Valley Center (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. The rest of the story



Dr. John Corrigan elected to lead the Project Directors of the federally funded TBI Model Systems Program


December 31, 2012

John D. Corrigan, PhD, will Chair the TBI Model Systems Executive Committee, a position which includes representing the centers' concerns to the public, elected officials, NIDRR and other federal programs concerned with the long-term effects of TBI. Corrigan was elected by his fellow Project Directors during their December 13-14 meeting in Washington DC. Corrigan chaired the Executive Committee in the previous 5-year cycle, as well. The rest of the story



$2.2M Awarded to Ohio State University for Traumatic Brain Injury Research


October 15, 2012

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was awarded a five-year, $2,237,500 grant by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to study the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Ohio State’s “Ohio Regional TBI Model System” was one of 16 centers nationally that were funded to continue examine the initial recovery and lifelong changes that result from TBI. The rest of the story



Dr. Jennifer Bogner inducted as a Fellow in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine


October 15, 2012

Dr. Jennifer Bogner, co-Principal Investigator for the Ohio Regional TBI Model System and Vice-Chair of Research and Academic Affairs for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. ACRM is the world's leading interdisciplinary rehabilitation research organization. The Fellow of ACRM designation recognizes "...individuals who make significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation and to ACRM, have an outstanding record of professional service, and have a sustained record of contributions of national significance to medical rehabilitation in the areas of clinical practice, research, education, and/or administration." The rest of the story



TBI Summit to be held in Columbus, Ohio on November 15, 2012


September 19, 2012

A TBI Summit will be held in Columbus, Ohio on November 15, 2012 as part of the 3-day OCALI conference. The rest of the story



OVC Reaches Significant Milestone as a TBI Model System


July 09, 2012

Staff at the Ohio Valley Center (OVC) for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has just reached a significant milestone in their Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain injury Model System (ORTBIMS) research. The OVC team has recruited and enrolled their 900th participant into this very important longitudinal study. The rest of the story



Rock the Walk for BrainSong, The Micah Jones Foundation to be held July 7, 2012


June 11, 2012

Rock the Walk is a 3K Fun Walk to benefit BrainSong, The Micah Jones Foundation. Rock the Walk 2012 will be held on Saturday, July 7, in Zanesville, Ohio. The rest of the story



Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation project team awarded grant to use commercially-available gaming technology to deliver motor rehabilitation


June 11, 2012

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at OSUMC was recently awarded $653,014 from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to use commercially-available gaming technology to deliver motor rehabilitation. This project will enable a “gold standard” motor rehabilitation intervention, constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy), to be implemented in patient's homes at low cost. In doing so, a markedly underserved population of patients with chronic hemiparesis resulting from stroke will now have access to an intervention that was previously only available to a select few. The rest of the story



We welcome our new program director, Monica Lichi


May 30, 2012

We welcome our new program director, Monica Lichi. The rest of the story



New Webcourse from OVC: Accommodating the Symptoms of TBI


April 05, 2012

A new webcourse has been developed by OVC so that service providers can learn about different ways to accommodate the symptoms of TBI. Free CEUs are available. The rest of the story



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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.