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John DeLuca, PhD, to Address PVA Summit 2013 + EXPO in Orlando

August 29, 2013 Aug. 29th Invited Lecture: Cognitive Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis: It's About Time

On August 29, 2013, John DeLuca, PhD, will give an invited talk to more than 1000 attendees of the annual meeting of the Paralyzed Veterans of America – Summit 2013 + EXPO:  Delivering Excellence - Achieving State-of-the-Art Healthcare. The meeting, which  will be held at the Renaissance Sea World in Orlando, Florida,  August 27-29, brings together doctors, nurses, occupational, recreational and physical therapists, social workers, and researchers to explore and implement holistic strategies to strengthen the continuum of care, empower clinicians and patients, and improve quality of life for all people living with SCI, MS, ALS and other chronic neurological conditions. Dr. DeLuca


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A.M. Barrett of Kessler Foundation authors editorial on spatial neglect study in Neurology

August 28, 2013 Study by Rousseaux and colleagues in Neurology contributes to translational stroke care

West Orange, NJ. August 28, 2013.  A.M. Barrett, MD, a cognitive neurologist and clinical researcher, authored the editorial, Picturing the body in spatial neglect: Descending a staircase, (doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182a82571) published ahead of print on August 28 by Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The editorial addresses the research article in the same issue: Rousseaux M, Honoré J, Vuilluemeier P,  Saj A:


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Rodger DeRose Discusses Disability Employment on CNBC

August 27, 2013

Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation, was interviewed on CNBC's Power Lunch, on Tuesday, August 27th. Live from the New York Stock Exchange, he discussed why employing people with disabilities is a good business decision, how Kessler Foundation is expanding opportunities through funding disability employment initiatives, the current employment environment for people with


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Rodger DeRose to discuss Disability Employment on CNBC, on August 27

August 23, 2013 Tune in to CNBC's Power Lunch TODAY at 1pm EST

WEST ORANGE, N.J.—Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation, will be interviewed live on CNBC's Power Lunch, on Tuesday, August 27th at 1:30pm EST, from the New York Stock Exchange. He will discuss:

Why employing people with disabilities is a good business decision How Kessler Foundation is expanding opportunities through funding disability employment initiatives, sponsoring governors' conferences to discuss ideas to increase employment for people with disabilities, and working with the US Business Leadership Network and Chamber of Commerce The current employment environment for people with disabilities,

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Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine publishes special issue on assistive technology for Individuals with spinal cord injury

August 21, 2013 Rory Cooper, PhD, of University of Pittsburgh is guest editor for JSCM special issue

West Orange, NJ. August 21, 2013. The July issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine focuses on, “Advances in Technology for People with Spinal Cord Injury.” Guest Editor Rory Cooper, PhD, is a member of the journal’s Editorial Board. Dr.  Cooper is the FISA/PVA Endowed Chair and a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.  He is also the Center Director at the


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Grand Opening of Training Center to Support Employment for People with Disabilities at OfficeMax

August 6, 2013

WEST ORANGE, N.J.—With the grand opening of the Aspire CareerLink Training Center on August 6, in Illinois, OfficeMax® will begin training people with disabilities for jobs in its distribution and retail centers, an initiative supported by Kessler Foundation.

In 2012, Kessler Foundation awarded the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) with a $323,333 Signature Employment Grant to partner with OfficeMax, a leading provider of office and facility supplies, technology and services, in the


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nTIDE July 2013 Jobs Report: Employment Data for People with Disabilities Show Mixed Results

August 2, 2013 Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release JUly 2013 nTIDE Report - National Update

WEST ORANGE, N.J. – August 2, 2013. When compared with last year’s data, a smaller percentage of people with disabilities is working, while a higher percentage is engaged in the labor force, according to today's Trends in Disability Employment – National Monthly Update (TIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

In Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “first-Friday” data released Friday, August 2, the employment-to-population


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John DeLuca, PhD, speaks at APA Convention in Honolulu

August 2, 2013 Lecture topic: Cognitive Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis: It's About Time

On August 2, 2013, John DeLuca, PhD, gave an invited talk on behalf of Division 40 at the American Psychological Asosciation's 121st Annual Convention at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. DeLuca's topic was "Cognitive Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis: It's About Time," Dr. DeLuca, who is vice president for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation, also serves on the Division 22 Board of Directors as Member-At-Large.

About John DeLuca

Dr. DeLuca is VP of Research & Training at Kessler Foundation, which conducts cognitive and physical research in brain injury (TBI), MS, spinal cord injury, and stroke. He specializes in the study of disorders of


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Kessler Foundation Commemorates ADA Anniversary by Supporting Disability Employment Initiatives and Research

July 26, 2013

WEST ORANGE, N.J.—As July 26th marks the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Kessler Foundation continues to pledge its commitment to change the lives of the 56 million Americans with disabilities.

Earlier this year, Kessler Foundation began collaborating with the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD) to release Trends in Disability Employment—National Update (TIDE Update). John O’Neill, Ph.D., director of Employment and Disability Research at Kessler


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Congressman Frelinghuysen visits Kessler Foundation

July 26, 2013 Tours new Neuroimaging Center

On July 26, 2013, Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) toured the new Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation in West Orange with Rodger DeRose, president and CEO and John DeLuca, PhD, vice president for Research and Training. The Foundation has the only freestanding research facility with a scanner dedicated solely to rehabilitation research. Dr. DeLuca explained the extraordinary capabilities of the Center’s 3T Siemens-Skyra scanner, the most powerful of its kind.  “We are now able to explore not only how the brain and spinal cord function, but to measure the effects of experimental treatments. This will provide the data needed to document the efficacy of rehabilitation interventions. Having this new Center will expand our collaborations with


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Reeve Foundation Visits Kessler Foundation

July 13, 2013 Wilderotter and Goldberg tour new Neuroimaging Center and Gait Lab

On July 30, Peter Wilderotter, president and CEO, and Maggie Goldberg, senior VP for Marketing and Communications of the Reeve Foundation visited Kessler Foundation.  They toured the Foundation’s new Neuroimaging Center and Gait Lab with Rodger DeRose, president and CEO. “These additions greatly expand our capabilities to perform rehabilitation research in cognition and mobility,” said DeRose. “The Neuroimaging Center’s 3T Siemens Skyra scanner is the most powerful of its kind, enabling our scientists to study the relationships between brain structure and behavior and document the effects of rehabilitative interventions. Having a scanner on site that is dedicated to research is a unique asset that will enable more rapid


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MS researchers determine that brain reserve independently protects against cognitive decline in MS

June 24, 2013 U.S. and Italian researchers have determined that brain reserve, as well as cognitive reserve, independently protects against cognitive decline in MS. Brain reserve and cognitive reserve in MS: What you’ve got and how you use it, was published June 11 in Neurology

 West Orange, NJ. June 24, 2013.  U.S. and Italian researchers have determined that brain reserve, as well as cognitive reserve, independently protects against cognitive decline in multiple sclerosis (MS). Their article, “Brain reserve and cognitive reserve in multiple sclerosis: What you’ve got and how you use it”, was  published in Neurology on June 11, 2013 (Neurology 2013;80:2186-2193). Authors James Sumowski, PhD, Victoria Leavitt,


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Announcing our Summer 2013 Issue of SCI Connections

June 21, 2013 A newsletter for people with spinal cord injury

Kessler Foundation released the Summer 2013 issue of Connections, its spinal cord injury (SCI) newsletter. Connections, a publication of the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury Model System, is now available online and in print. Model systems are a collaborative group of institutions that are federally funded to conduct research to improve the quality of life of individuals with a specified disability. Highlights of this issues include travel resources for people with SCI and information on canine companions, the benefits of combination


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Kessler Foundation’s John DeLuca gives keynote at International MS Cognition Society Congress in Zurich

June 19, 2013 Dr. DeLuca will deliver his address, "Effects of non-pharmacological approaches on cognitive functions," on June 29 at 11:15 am

 June 19, 2013. John DeLuca, PhD, of Kessler Foundation, will give the keynote lecture at the 2nd conference of the International Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Cognition Society (IMSCOGS).  More than 200 MS professionals will attend the conference on June 28-29 at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.  Dr. DeLuca will deliver his address, "Effects of non-pharmacological approaches on cognitive functions," on June 29 at 11:15 am.  


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Employment Data Show Mixed Results for People with Disabilities

June 7, 2013 Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire release June TIDE Report - National Update

WEST ORANGE, N.J. June 7, 2013. The latest statistics indicate a mixed employment picture for people with disabilities, according to today's Trends in Disability Employment – National Monthly Update (TIDE). This release is the fourth monthly analysis issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

In Bureau of Labor Statistics “first-Friday” data released Friday, June 7, labor force participation rate results were positive for