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Kessler Foundation scientist named 63rd Mendel Lecturer by Saint Peter’s University

Kessler Foundation scientist named 63rd Mendel Lecturer by Saint Peter’s University

April 24, 2014

West Orange, NJ. April 24, 2014.  Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, of Kessler Foundation was named the 63rd Mendel Lecturer by Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dr. Chiaravalloti spoke on April 24, 2014 at the University’s Pope Lecture Hall on the topic of “Treating Cognitive Deficits Following Neurological Illness and Injury.”

“It is an honor to be a part of the long legacy of the Mendel lecture series at Saint Peter’s University,” said Dr. Chiaravalloti. “The field of rehabilitation research is a rewarding one. The work we do results in better ways to treat people with


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Kessler Foundation Awarded Major Grant by Dept. of Defense for Spinal Cord Injury Research

April 16, 2014 Gail Forrest, PhD, principal investigator for $1.8 million multi-site study

West Orange, NJ. April 16, 2014. Kessler Foundation has been named awardee of a three-year grant for $1.8 million from the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program. Gail Forrest, PT, PhD, is principal investigator for the randomized, double-blinded, controlled, multi-site clinical trial, which will test strategies to improve bone and muscle strength after spinal cord injury. Dr. Forrest is assistant director of Human Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. Two additional sites will participate - the University of Louisville-Frazier Rehab and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York. The study is slated to begin in the fall of 2014.

“We are pleased to


Former NY Giant Carl Banks Visits Kessler Foundation

Former NY Giant Carl Banks Visits Kessler Foundation

April 15, 2014 Tours Neuroimaging Center, observes Ekso demo, and meets Eric LeGrand

West Orange, NJ. April 15, 2014. Carl Banks, former NY Giant, toured Kessler Foundation to learn about our innovative research that benefits people disabled by multiple sclerosis, brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke. Banks visited the Foundation's new Neuroimaging Center, dedicated solely to rehabilitation research, and heard presentations by Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Peggy Chen, PhD, and Rodger DeRose, the Foundation's president and CEO. Highlights of his visit were a demonstration of Ekso robotic research by Chris Tagatac, and the chance to take a selfie with Eric LeGrand, former Rutgers football player who is undergoing rehab at Kessler. Hear more from Carl on Twitter @CarlBanksGIII

 


Foundation's Spatial Neglect Research Featured by Neurology Reviews

Foundation's Spatial Neglect Research Featured by Neurology Reviews

April 14, 2014 Peii Chen, PhD, interviewed on findings in TBI population

August 14, 2014. Neurology Reviews, a publication of the American Academy of Neurology, features Kessler Foundation research “In the Spotlight.” Research Scientist Peii Chen, PhD, was interviewed about the Foundation’s research in spatial neglect after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Spatial neglect, known as a disabling condition that impedes recovery after stroke, has been found to occur after TBI. Further research is needed to determine the mechanisms involved after TBI, and test interventions that have been developed for individuals with stroke. Kessler Foundation is a leader in the study of the hidden cognitive disability of spatial neglect. Read more at http://


Drs. DeLuca and Goverover to measure performance of everyday activities in MS using actual reality

Drs. DeLuca and Goverover to measure performance of everyday activities in MS using actual reality

April 10, 2014

West Orange, NJ. April 10, 2014. John DeLuca, PhD, and Yael Goverover, PhD, OT, have received a grant from Biogen Idec to study how persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) perform everyday life tasks. The grant, entitled "The Use of Actual Reality to Measure Everyday Life Functional Activity in Multiple Sclerosis" provides financial support to conduct this research. Dr. DeLuca is senior VP of Research & Training at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Goverover, an associate professor at New York University, is a visiting scientist at


Read the Latest Issue of TBI News & Views, a Newsletter for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Read the Latest Issue of TBI News & Views, a Newsletter for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries

April 7, 2014 Learn about Steven’s advocacy for rehabilitation after TBI, research & resources for individuals with brain injury and their caregivers

Kessler Foundation announces the Spring 2014 issue of TBI News & Views (Vol. 5, No. 1), a consumer newsletter of the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS). Learn how Steven Benvenisti, Esq., overcame a brain injury and now serves as a personal injury attorney and advocate for individuals with TBI. Find information and resources on finding employment after an injury and get updated on the latest TBI research and news. This edition of


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Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release March 2014 nTIDE Report – Monthly Update

April 4, 2014

WEST ORANGE, N.J. – April 4, 2014. The March jobs data revealed that while more people with disabilities are looking for work in comparison to March of last year, fewer are employed. In contrast, the workforce is adding jobs for working-age Americans without disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Innovative programs are being implemented to address the gap between people with and without disabilities.

In the 


Kessler Foundation Awarded $750,000 Grant from National MS Society for cognitive research

Kessler Foundation Awarded $750,000 Grant from National MS Society for cognitive research

April 1, 2014 Dr. Chiaravalloti will study effect of speed of processing training on cognitive performance in MS

West Orange, NJ.  April 1, 2014. Kessler Foundation received a four-year $750,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to conduct a randomized controlled trial of speed of processing training to improve cognition in multiple sclerosis (MS). Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, PhD, the study’s principal investigator, is Director of Neuropsychology & Neuroscience and


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Kessler Foundation Named One of the Best U.S. Nonprofits and Best Places to Work in N.J.

April 1, 2014

WEST ORANGE, N.J.—For the second consecutive year, Kessler Foundation (KesslerFoundation.org) has been recognized as one of the Best U.S. Nonprofit Organizations to Work for by The NonProfit Times, as well as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ in the medium category (15-249 employees).

“Kessler Foundation is proud to be recognized as one of the best nonprofits and best places to work for in the nation and in New Jersey,” said Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation. “This achievement is a result of the enthusiasm shown by all of our employees and trustees to our mission of changing


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Kessler Foundation Receives MS Research Center Award from National MS Society

March 31, 2014 John DeLuca, PhD, is principal investigator for $821,000 grant that funds new MS Collaborative Network of New Jersey

West Orange, NJ. March 31, 2014. Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a MS Research Center Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  John DeLuca, PhD, is principal investigator for the five-year $821,000 grant, which will fund the MS Collaborative Network of New Jersey (MSCNNJ). The MSCNNJ will bring together the Foundation’s experts in mobility and cognitive research to advance understanding of cognitive-motor interaction in MS. Dr. DeLuca is Senior Vice President of Research and Training at the Foundation.

"We’re very pleased that the Collaborative MS Research Center Award is going to a world-renowned team at the Kessler Foundation,” commented Bruce


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Researchers identify impaired new learning in persons with Parkinson Disease

March 20, 2014 Kessler Foundation researchers collaborate with colleagues in Spain to study memory deficits in Parkinson’s patients without dementia

West Orange, NJ. March 20, 2014. Kessler Foundation scientists collaborated with colleagues in Spain to study memory and learning in patients with Parkinson Disease (PD). They found that the Parkinson group’s ability to learn new information was significantly poorer when compared with the control group. The article was published ahead of print on February 24: Chiaravalloti ND


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Kessler Foundation scientist awarded Patterson Trust Award in Clinical Research

March 18, 2014 Lauren Strober, PhD, research scientist, extends her investigation of factors influencing employment in persons with multiple sclerosis

West Orange, NJ. March 18, 2014. Lauren Strober, PhD, was awarded a Patterson Trust Award in Clinical Research, a two-year grant for $75,000. Dr. Strober, a neuropsychologist, will use this grant to explore ways to address the high rate of unemployment among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Strober is a senior research scientist in Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at


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Kessler Foundation researchers link endogenous body temperature to relapsing-remitting MS and fatigue

March 18, 2014 More studies needed to investigate the complex relationships among fatigue, body temperature and inflammatory processes in RRMS

West Orange, NJ. March 18, 2014. Kessler Foundation researchers have demonstrated for the first time ever that body temperature is elevated endogenously in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and linked to worse fatigue. The article was published ahead of print on Feb. 21, 2014 in Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Sumowski J, Leavitt V: Body temperature is elevated and linked to fatigue in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, even without heat exposure. doi:10.1016/j


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Congratulations to Dr. Gans of Kessler Institute

March 14, 2014 Gans honored by Brain Injury Alliance of NJ

West Orange, NJ. March 14, 2014. Bruce M. Gans, MD, of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation was honored last night at the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey's (BIANJ) annual gala. Dr. Gans, a physiatrist, is executive VP and chief medical officer of Kessler Institute, which provides rehabilitative services for people with disabilities. Each year during Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIANJ recognizes individuals who have made major contributions toward improving the lives of people with traumatic brain injury. Also honored was Richard Spengler, executive VP of Investors Bank. Dr. Gans is pictured at the gala with Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, director of TBI Research at Kessler Foundation.