Research, Rehabilitation, and Connecting at Kessler Foundation


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Portland Head Light—Cape Elizabeth, Maine

June 9, 2022 Portland Head Light—Cape Elizabeth, Maine

By Carole J. Starr

Coping with the life-changing challenges of brain injury can feel like we’re lost in a murky fog: stranded, closed in, cut off, and disoriented. When we can’t

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Resource Refresh

May 9, 2022

Rate and Review Accessibility to Local Businesses with AXS Map

By Jeannie Lengenfelder, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research, Kessler Foundation

Do you

Volunteer for clinical research

FAQs about Volunteering for a Clinical Research Study

April 20, 2022 Volunteer for clinical research at Kessler Foundation
 Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for Kessler Foundation Research 

Wondering what it’s like to volunteer for a clinical research study? To get a better

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Personal Perspective: “Never Take for Granted”

April 18, 2022 Debbie Grosser

By Debbie Grosser

How many times in our lives have we thought or uttered the words, “I will never take anything for granted”?

As a 10-year survivor of a near-death accident and a traumatic brain injury,

Lady on walking machine during her Clinical Neurologic Physical Therapy

The Heart of Gait Training

February 21, 2022

By Shannon Motisi PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy,
Clinical Specialist-Inpatient Brain Injury Unit, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.


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Kessler Foundation Valentine's Day

Your Valentine Can Change Lives

February 14, 2022

When you support Kessler Foundation this Valentine's Day, more is possible. More research, more advancements, more independence for people with disabilities—for somebody's someone. Someone's wife, mother, brother

Dr. Lauren Strober of Kessler Foundation

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 10, 2022

February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the positive and powerful impact of women and girls in the field of science. At Kessler Foundation, we are proud

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Watch Dr. Chen and Dr. Boukrina on Lessons in Leadership

February 1, 2022

Kessler Foundation is proud to partner with Steve Adubato in Lessons in Leadership, a video podcast hosted by Steve and his co-host and executive producer, Mary Gamba.

In the latest episode, which aired this past Sunday

Camp TREK: New Challenges, New Opportunities

Camp TREK: New Challenges, New Opportunities

January 25, 2022

By Kristin Doyle, Director of Communications, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ)

Camp TREK (Together in Recreation, Exploration and Knowledge) is the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s (BIANJ)

Happy New Year from Kessler Foundation

Happy New Year from Kessler Foundation

December 27, 2021

As we ring in the New Year, know that, with the support of friends like you, you can give the gift of independence that helps people with disabilities live to the fullest.


Article Perspective

Personal Perspective – “The Ladder”

December 13, 2021
Andy and Cathleen Napolitano

On June 29, 2010, I was working in a furniture store. We had just finished unloading the weekly delivery when the roll-up door got stuck at the top. I climbed a ladder to see what was wrong. As I