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Kessler Foundationā€™s Dr Chiaravalloti to speak at Virtual Reality Symposium at Walter Reed

2012-11-26 18:40:30 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Experts in rehabilitation research will address ā€˜Virtual Reality & its Role in Wounded Warrior & Veteran Careā€ on Nov. 30 7:30am-4pm. at Walter Reed. Dr. Chiaravallotiā€™s topic is ā€œVirtual Reality for Neuropsychology.ā€

West Orange, NJ. November 26, 2012. Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, of Kessler Foundation will speak at the State of the Science Symposium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Friday, November 30, 2012. The symposium, titled, “Virtual Reality and Its Role in Wounded Warrior & Veteran Care,” is being held from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Dr. Chiaravalloti, an expert in cognitive rehabilitation research, will speak on the topic, “Virtual Reality for Neuropsychology.”  

Dr. Chiaravalloti is director of Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation. She was recently appointed director of Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the Foundation and also is principal investigator of the Northern New Jersey TBI System, a NIDRR-funded model system. Dr. Chiaravalloti is also an associate professor in the department of physical medicine & rehabilitation at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Kessler Foundation partners with the University of Southern California in exploring applications for virtual reality that will further rehabilitation research in cognition and mobility.   

This symposium features experts in different aspects of rehabilitation research including, Erik Wolf, PhD, of Walter Reed Medical Center, Albert ‘Skip’ Rizzo, PhD, of the University of Souther California, Emily Keshner, PhD, of Temple University, Deepan Kamaraj, MD,  Harshal Mahajan, PhD, and Edmund LoPresti, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, Maria Schultheis, PhD, of Drexel University , and Audrey Schoomaker, BSN, CPT, RYT, of George Mason University.  This FREE workshop is open to military and VA personnel as well as patients and their families. Medical and rehabilitation personnel may obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, or Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits by attending this workshop. Choose the CME, CRC or CEU option on the below registration form. https://pitt.wufoo.com/forms/state-of-the-science-virtual-reality/

The State of the Science Symposia Series is sponsored by The University of Pittsburgh and The Center for Rehabilitation Science Research at The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.  Contact is Shelly Brown at srbrown@pitt.edu.

About Kessler Foundation

Kessler Foundation, a large public charity in the field of disability, advances care through rehabilitation research that improves function and quality of life for persons with injuries of the spinal cord and brain, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other chronic neurological conditions. Kessler Foundation Program Center fosters new approaches to the persistently high rates of unemployment among people disabled by injury or disease. Targeted grant making funds promising programs across the nation.

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