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Dr. DeLuca Comments on Neuroimaging Center Opening in The Star-Ledger

John DeLuca, PhD, vice president for Research and Training, explained the importance of the Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation in an article in The Star-Ledger, titled, “Kessler opens $6 million research center in West Orange, one of a kind in U.S.,” by Dan Goldberg. Upon its opening on September 26, Kessler Foundation became the only freestanding rehabilitation facility in the nation with a rehabilitation research-dedicated scanner.

In the article, Dr. DeLuca, who also serves as the Center's director, states how neuroimaging is one of the only objective ways to assess if an investigational treatment improves the brain or spinal cord. The Neuroimaging Center’s purpose is to accelerate the rate of research discoveries that improve the lives of people with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and other conditions. Dr. DeLuca also noted that proving treatments work impact what rehabilitation interventions are covered by insurance companies. To read the full article, click here.

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