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Cancer-Related Fatigue a Research Perspective

October 7, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, Didier Allexandre, PhD, research scientist at the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation, presented, “Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Research Perspective.”

This is part five, and the final podcast from the series. Listen to the playlist.

 

 

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Eliza Cooper

Celebrate Inclusion

October 7, 2019

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In celebration, I share a story to demonstrate how your support helps people with disabilities, like Eliza Cooper, live fuller, more engaged lives through employment.

Eliza Cooper earned a master’s degree in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University in 2016. Highly motivated and an award-winning triathlete, she was an employer’s dream, but had trouble finding a job. The problem? Eliza is blind.

Access to a competitive job is an essential component to living independently. But for people with disabilities like Eliza, employment opportunities can be scarce.


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Signature Employment Grant 2014: Veteran Staffing Network

October 3, 2019

Kessler Foundation signature employment grants support people with disabilities in the workforce and their communities. These grants assist veterans, youths, and college students living with disabilities by funding programs for training, career coaching, transitioning into the workforce, and furthering their education. To highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re sharing stories about our signature employment grants from throughout the years, and how they impact the lives of people with disabilities.

Learn about other signature employment grantees:


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Psychosocial Interventions for Cancer-Related Fatigue

October 2, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, Brooke Laster, LCSW, OSW-C, oncology social worker, Valley Hospital, presented about “Psychosocial Interventions for Cancer-Related Fatigue.” Cancer-related fatigue is an issue that often develops through treatment and can last for months or even years.

This is part four of a five part series. Listen to the series as it's posted. 

 

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How Much Did Stroll 'N Roll Raise?

October 1, 2019

Many thanks for a successful and special day at this year's Stroll 'N Roll fundraising event. More than 600 people of all ages and abilities gathered on Sunday, September 22, in Verona Park in New Jersey for Kessler Foundation's 18th Annual Stroll 'N Roll, presented by ShopRite and Gibbons, to prove abilities are what matter.

Together we raised over $200,000 to advance rehabilitation research and employment initiatives that return people with disabilities to their homes, their communities, and the workplace. The generosity of champions like you made this happen.

Inspiring leaders created teams of champions to give back, prove


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Improving Emotional, Physical and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury (PODCAST)

September 27, 2019

Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury was a one-day conference held September 27, 2019 that provided individuals with brain injury, their caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals with information and insight into strategies to successfully manage a range of challenges that affect overall health, wellness and quality of life.

The podcasts below cover all the speakers who presented at the conference. Download the whole playlist.

 

In this podcast Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, director of the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System provided the welcome and opening remarks followed by

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Remembering Mike Rhode

September 26, 2019

By Carolann Murphy

In 2011, Kessler Foundation started its exoskeleton research with a pilot study of six individuals living with spinal cord injury—five with paraplegia and one with tetraplegia. All stood and walked successfully in the robotic exoskeleton, including Michael Rhode, who was injured while working on ski patrol at a resort in New York.

In this study, a turning point in spinal cord injury research, Rhode was the participant with the highest level of injury, C5-C6. Through his participation, scientists recognized the possibilities for improving mobility for people with a range of spinal cord injuries.  

Rhode passed away


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Rehabilitation to Manage Cancer Fatigue

September 25, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, Tiffany Kendig, PT, DPT, MPH, CLT, program director, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation, Kessler Rehabilitation Center, and Sara Ilenko, MS, CCC-SLP, senior speech-language pathologist, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, present “Rehabilitation to Manage Fatigue in Patients with Cancer.” Cancer-related fatigue is an issue that often develops during treatment, and can last for months or even years. This conference podcast will focus on the impact, screening and management of the physical, physiological, emotional and cognitive sequelae.

This is part three of a five part series. 


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Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson on Spinal Cord Injury

September 24, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, we are talking with Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD. He is the director of the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research and the Center for Outcomes and Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation. He spoke with Rob Gerth, the foundation's communications director.

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Signature Employment Grant 2013: Putting Faith to Work

September 20, 2019

Kessler Foundation signature employment grants support people with disabilities in the workforce and their communities. These grants assist veterans, youths, and college students living with disabilities by funding programs for training, career coaching, transitioning into the workforce, and furthering their education. To highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re sharing stories about our signature employment grants from throughout the years, and how they impact the lives of people with disabilities.

Learn about other signature employment grantees:


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Signature Employment Grant 2011: Operation Hope

September 20, 2019

Kessler Foundation signature employment grants support people with disabilities in the workforce and their communities. These grants assist veterans, youths, and college students living with disabilities by funding programs for training, career coaching, transitioning into the workforce, and furthering their education. To highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re sharing stories about our signature employment grants from throughout the years, and how they impact the lives of people with disabilities.

Learn about other signature employment grantees:


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Cancer-Related Fatigue Screening

September 19, 2019

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, Linda K. Schmidt, nurse clinician, John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, discusses cancer related fatigue screening. Cancer-related fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment. Being able to accurately screen will improve access to multi-disciplinary interventions.

This is part 2 of a five part series. Listen to the series as it's posted.

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Signature Employment Grant 2013: College to Careers

September 17, 2019

Kessler Foundation signature employment grants support people with disabilities in the workforce and their communities. These grants assist veterans, youths, and college students living with disabilities by funding programs for training, career coaching, transitioning into the workforce, and furthering their education. To highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re sharing stories about our signature employment grants from throughout the years, and how they impact the lives of people with disabilities.

Learn about other signature employment grantees: