Maddi Niebanck: The Fully Recovered Mindset

A woman standing outdoors with a sparkly handbag By Mallory Houston, Research Assistant, Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research, Kessler Foundation




On May 30, 2017, just one week after graduating from Georgetown University, Maddi Niebanck was scheduled for surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a tangle of abnormal


Caregiver Corner: Finding Hope after TBI

By Angela Smith, Senior Research Coordinator, Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research, Kessler Foundation



On July 3, 2011, Joan Enker’s life as a busy wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver to her aging parents changed in an instant. During a family trip to upstate New York, a


Social Cognition: What Is It, and How Does It Impact Persons with TBI?

By Helen Genova, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research, Kessler Foundation




Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) often face a wide range of challenges, including the ability to connect with others. For many, making or maintaining social