Brain Injury Research: Traumatic Brain Injury

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Kennedy Krieger Researchers Help Discover Hypothermia May Not Be Best Treatment for Cardiac Arrest in Children

June 3, 2015
NIH-funded effort finds therapeutic hypothermia no more effective than normal temperature control for children

BALTIMORE, MD – A Kennedy Krieger Institute team is part of a large-scale, multicenter research study that has shown therapeutic hypothermia, or whole body cooling, does not improve survival rates or mitigate brain injury in infants and children after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Research Interests

The focus of research for the Pediatric Brain Injury Clinical Research Initiative are:

Back to the Field or Back to the Bench? New Tool for Predicting Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes

Martie
Callaghan
August 1, 2014
How soon should kids return to play after sustaining a concussion? Are they now more vulnerable to future injury or long-term effects on memory, mood, or behavior?

Madison AireyResearchers are investigating whether function of the somatosensory center in the brain, which processes information about how we experience touch, is a reliable measure of concussion and recovery from concussion. If so, a small, portable tool, like the one used by fifteen-year-old Madison Airey (above), could be used in schools and on sidelines.

Northern Virginia Security Forum Traumatic Brain Injury Charity Golf Outing

Sep 21 2015 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Mount Vernon County Club
5111 Old Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22309

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Brain Injury Clinical Research Center (BICRC) at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

For More Information

For more information and to register, visit www.kennedykrieger.org/novsfcharitygolf.

NIH Awards Funds from NFL Donation to Kennedy Krieger for New Concussion Research Study

December 16, 2013

Baltimore, Md. – The National Institutes of Health announced today that a research study at Kennedy Krieger Institute is among eight projects to receive financial support to answer some of the most fundamental problems on traumatic brain injury. Under the direction of principal investigator Stacy Suskauer, M.D., Director of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at Kennedy Krieger, this new research study will focus on assessing youth sport-related concussion and recovery using somatosensory processing.

The Healing Power of Therapy Dogs

by Kristina
Rolfes
August 2, 2013
Animal Assisted Therapy program uses specially trained dogs to enhance therapy.

Occupational therapist Lisa Rones works with Destiny Fallas to improve movement in her arm with the help of therapy dog Mattilda.When Stephanie Cooper Greenberg visits the children on Kennedy Krieger’s inpatient unit with her Dalmatian therapy dog, Mattilda, she gets to experience

Grand Prix of Baltimore Launches Initiative to Support Kennedy Krieger Institute's Efforts to Improve the Treatment of Children with Brain Injuries

May 14, 2013

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT today announced a fundraising campaign to support the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ongoing research to develop new and innovative treatments for children recovering from brain injuries. The initiative, which provides race fans with an opportunity to make voluntary $1 donations to Kennedy Krieger when purchasing Grand Prix tickets online, will enable the institute to expand its work to identify transformative brain injury rehabilitation techniques.

7th Annual Neuropsychology Research Forum - The 2013 Lynn Speedie Lectureship

Apr 1 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Outpatient Clinical Building
Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway, Room 202
Baltimore, MD

About The Event:

Kennedy Krieger Institute is proud to present the 2013 Lynn Speedie Lectureship in conjunction with the 7th Annual Neuropsychology Research Forum. Dr. Maureen Dennis, PhD will present the keynote address for the forum followed by a poster session.

Keynote Address: “Plasticity, Homeostasis and Age in Childhood Brain Disorders”

3:30pm - Keynote Address

Kennedy Krieger Physician to Help Develop Clinical Guidelines for Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

September 14, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appointed Dr. Stacy Suskauer, Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute, to a work group developing clinical diagnosis and management guidelines for acute mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children and teens.

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