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Brain Injury Clinical Research Center - Leadership
The Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute will be led by Drs. Stacy Suskauer and Beth Slomine, both of whom have full faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Their leadership of comprehensive clinical programs for children with brain injury at Kennedy Krieger is critical to their success as clinical researchers.
- Their clinical roles allow them to understand the spectrum of injury and recovery from brain injury
- It keeps their research focused on parents’ primary questions and concerns
- It facilitates recruitment of patients for research projects as well as allowing organization of clinical information as a complementary data source.
- It facilitates very strong relationships with both the pediatric and adult TBI providers based out of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Stacy Suskauer, M.D.
Dr. Suskauer is a pediatric rehabilitation physician researcher with NIH-funded studies of children across the spectrum of severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI). She has earned a national reputation for her expertise in pediatric brain injury care and research; she is a leader on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expert panel for developing clinical guidance for the acute diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury among children and adolescents and the CDC expert panel on TBI Rehabilitation Practices and was an invited participant at the White House Summit on Youth Sports and Concussion.
Dr. Suskauer is a clinical researcher with the passion and potential for transforming the understanding of the care of children with brain injury. Dr. Suskauer also serves as director of the Brain Injury Clinical Rehabilitation Programs at Kennedy Krieger.
Beth Slomine, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Slomine is a nationally-known pediatric neuropsychologist, with a track record of NIH funding for her role as an expert in neurobehavioral outcomes for multi-center pediatric brain injury studies. Dr. Slomine also serves as director of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Services and oversees all clinical neuropsychological services provided within the Brain Injury Programs.
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