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Dr. Peii Chen of Kessler Foundation named Distinguished Switzer Research Fellow

(Kessler Foundation) Peii Chen, PhD, at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a 2017 Switzer Research Fellowship by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The $80,000 Distinguished...Show More Summary

Dr. Peii Chen awarded NIDILRR Grant for stroke research at Kessler Foundation

(Kessler Foundation) Peii Chen, PhD, of Kessler Foundation has been awarded a 2017 Field-Initiated Project grant by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The three-year $600,000 federal grant funds her innovative project, 'Development of a Virtual Reality Spatial Retraining Therapy to Improve Neglect in Stroke Survivors.'

nTIDE November 2017 Jobs Report: Ongoing job gains bode well for Americans with disabilities

(Kessler Foundation) The job outlook remained positive for Americans with disabilities, with yet another month of gains in the major economic indicators, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment -- Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Show More Summary

Kessler Foundation receives NIDILRR subaward to improve spinal cord injury outcomes

(Kessler Foundation) Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH, received a $605,000 subaward from the National Institute on Disability Independent Living & Rehabilitation Research to study a cognitive-behavioral intervention in the outpatient population with spinal cord injury (SCI). Show More Summary

Kessler Foundation awarded Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Grant for 2017-2022

(Kessler Foundation) The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded Kessler Foundation a $2.23 million, five-year grant to fund the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury...Show More Summary

Researchers link post-right stroke delirium and spatial neglect to common brain mechanism

(Kessler Foundation) Stroke researchers at Kessler Foundation have proposed a theory for the high incidence of delirium and spatial neglect after right-brain stroke. Their findings are detailed in "Disruption of the ascending arousal system and cortical attention network in post-stroke delirium and spatial neglect", published Sept. Show More Summary

Kessler Foundation wins DoD grant to study employment of veterans with spinal cord injury

(Kessler Foundation) While employment barriers that hinder employment for veterans with spinal cord injury are well documented, research has yet to explore the strategies used by this cohort to succeed in the workplace. The study will extend the findings of the 2015 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey to veterans with SCI. Show More Summary

Job numbers reflect rising inclusion of Americans with disabilities

(Kessler Foundation) 'For the 19th consecutive month, the proportion of people with disabilities working has continued to grow, and once again, their gains are outpacing those of people without disabilities,' according to John O'Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. Show More Summary

Survey provides new directions for employment of people with disabilities

(Kessler Foundation) Survey findings indicate that the majority of employers have processes and practices in place for the inclusion of employees with and without disabilities, and that the commitment to the success of employees with disabilities is shared by supervisors and upper management. Show More Summary

Economic recovery extends to 18 months for Americans with disabilities

(Kessler Foundation) Americans with disabilities continue to close in on pre-recession employment levels with yet another month of strong job numbers, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Show More Summary

Kessler Foundation scientists find link between cognitive fatigue and effort and reward

(Kessler Foundation) Injury and disease of the brain increase the likelihood of cognitive fatigue, which can be disabling. Researchers are studying the mechanisms of cognitive fatigue, toward the goal of developing effective interventions. Show More Summary

Kessler researchers correlate cognitive fatigue after TBI with activation of the caudate

East Hanover, NJ. September 1, 2017. Kessler Foundation researchers have authored a new article that further elucidates the mechanisms for cognitive fatigue, a disabling symptom that affects many individuals after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Show More Summary

Kessler researchers correlate cognitive fatigue after TBI with activation of the caudate

(Kessler Foundation) 'These results are consistent with findings in our related research in the multiple sclerosis (MS) population,' said Dr. Wylie, the lead author, 'which suggests that the TBI and MS populations share a mechanism for cognitive fatigue.' This has important implications for the development of effective treatments. Show More Summary

Aug 2017 Jobs Report: Labor Day job numbers remain upbeat for Americans with disabilities

As we celebrate Labor Day, the job news remains upbeat for Americans with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Show More Summary

Aug 2017 Jobs Report: Labor Day job numbers remain upbeat for Americans with disabilities

(Kessler Foundation) 'Our report, which is based on the proportion of people with disabilities who are working, continues to improve for the seventeenth consecutive month,' noted John O'Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. Show More Summary

Kessler Foundation awarded major Wallerstein Foundation grant for stroke research

(Kessler Foundation) Kessler Foundation was awarded a $250,000 grant by the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement. The three-year grant will advance the Foundation's stroke rehabilitation research in the diagnosis and treatment of spatial neglect, a hidden disability that complicates recovery after right brain stroke.

Dr. John DeLuca receives Fred Foley Award for best practices in mental health and MS

(Kessler Foundation) John DeLuca, PhD, senior vice president for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded the Fred Foley Award for Best Practices in Mental Health and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The Fred Foley Award, established in 2016 by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers(CMSC), recognizes Dr. Show More Summary

Job gains for Americans with disabilities add to strength of labor market

(Kessler Foundation) Sustained job growth for Americans with disabilities contributed to the upward trend in the labor market, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment -- Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Show More Summary

Dr. Boukrina of Kessler Foundation awarded major American Heart Association grant

(Kessler Foundation) Olga Boukrina, PhD, research scientist in Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation, has received a three-year award from the American Heart Association (AHA) valued at $231,000. The grant funds a study exploring a potential neural mechanism that could explain the high incidence of delirium and spatial neglect after right-hemisphere stroke.

Kessler Foundation researchers awarded grants by NJ Commission on Brain Injury Research

(Kessler Foundation) Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Peii Chen, PhD, Ekaterina Dobyrakova, PhD, and Soha Saleh, PhD, all of Kessler Foundation, have won the majority of annual grants awarded by the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research (NJCBIR).

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