Friday, July 20, 2018

Brain Injury Medicine Fellows Announced!

As part of its commitment to the care of those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and advancing education and research for TBI, the physiatry group in the TBI Model System announced the names of their incoming Brain Injury Medicine fellows. These fellows will spend a year learning advanced care of persons with acquired brain injury and completely scholarly activity. We are thrilled to welcome them to the Model Systems family.

Mayo Clinic Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  •  Dmitry Esterov, DO, Res: JFK Johnson
New York University   
  • Emma Nally, MD, Res: Georgetown
North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  • Aiwane Iboaya, D.O., Res: U Kansas
University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  • Clausyl "CJ" Plummer, Res: UT San Antonio
The Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  • Abana Azariah, MD, Res: Baylor Coll. Medicine
JFK Medical Center
  • Ekua Gilbert- Baffoe, Res: Baylor Coll. Medicine
Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System 
  • Laurie Dabaghian, M., Res: RutgersNJMed/Kessler
New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  • Cynthia Hung, MD, Res:  Mt. Sinai
Rusk Rehabilitation TBI Model System
  • Paul Yoo, DO, Res:  Wayne State Univ.
Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
  • Gregory Robbins, MD, Res: Penn Medicine
  • Shelby Halsey, MD, Res: Baylor Coll. Medicine
The Texas TBI Model System of TIRR
  • Sima Desai, Res: Tufts Medical Center
TIRR: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Matthew Lin, Res: Rutgers JFK Johnson
South Texas VA Polytrauma Rehab Center
  • Lindsay Mohney, D.O., Residency: U Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Katherine Lin, M.D., Residency:  U Miami
  • Nicholas Vlahos, DO, Residency:  Nova Southeastern University - Larkin Community Hospital










Thursday, June 28, 2018

TBI Model System Researchers Present at the 4th Federal Interagency Conference on TBI

A host of TBI Model System researchers delivered presentations to advance the field of traumatic brain injury at the 4th Federal Interagency Conference held in Washington DC, June 11-13, 2018


The Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System:

Gale Whiteneck, Ph.D.:
  • Translating TBI Research for Public and Policy Use: Products from CDC/ NIDILRR Interagency Agreement.
  • Inclusion Method and Demographics of Veterans in the VA Traumatic Brain Injury Veterans Health Registry.

Rusk Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Model System:

Tamara Bushnik, Ph.D.:

  • Pituitary Dysfunction After TBI: Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment.
  • Functional Connectivity Following Plasticity-based Cognitive Training in Chronic TBI: A Resting-state fMRI Study.

New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System:

Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Ph.D.:

  • Developing Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Moderate-Severe TBI: Methodology & Interim Results.
  • Late Effects of TBI (LE-TBI) Project: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of Clinical-Pathological Sequelae of TBI.
Amy Rosenbaum, Ph.D.:
  • An Alternative Model of Care for Individuals With Disorders of Consciousness.
Maria Kajankova, Ph.D.:
  • Knowledge Translation and Implementation: Seat-of-the-Pants versus Framework-Driven.
Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD:
  • Developing Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Moderate-Severe TBI: Methodology & Interim Results.
  • Gender and TBI: Biology, injury and symptomology.
Marcel P. Dijkers, Ph.D.:
  • Knowledge Translation and Implementation: Seat-of-the-Pants versus Framework-Driven.
  • Developing Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Moderate-Severe TBI: Methodology & Interim Results.
  • Squeezing More Value out of the Inpatient Stay: Comparative Effectiveness of Different Rehabilitation Approaches.

Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System:


John Corrigan, Ph.D.:

  • Translating TBI Research for Public and Policy Use: Products from CDC/ NIDILRR Interagency Agreement.
  • The Association of Lifetime TBI and Deployment-Acquired TBI with Postdeployment Binge and Heavy Drinking.
  • RCT of CI Therapy for Rehabilitating Upper Extremity Motor Function After TBI: The BRAVE Project.
  • The Public Health Burden of Lifetime History of TBI.
Jennifer Bogner, Ph.D.:
  • Developing Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Moderate-Severe TBI: Methodology & Interim Results.
  • Squeezing More Value out of the Inpatient Stay: Comparative Effectiveness of Different Rehabilitation Approaches.

North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System:


Simon Driver, Ph.D.:

  • The Impact of Virtual Reality on Attention & Executive Functioning Training and Association With Neurorehabilitation Outcomes.
Marie Dahdah, Ph.D.:
  • The Impact of Virtual Reality on Attention & Executive Functioning Training and Association With Neurorehabilitation Outcomes.
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Versus CMS Criteria for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Acute TBI.
Kathleen Bell, M.D.:
  • Advancing Sleep Research: Two Multi-Center Studies within the TBI Model System Program.
  • Cerebral Vasoreactivity is Impaired Three Month Following Sports Related Concussion in Collegiate Athletes.
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Versus CMS Criteria for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Acute TBI.

Virginia Commonwealth Traumatic Brain Injury Model System:

David Cifu, M.D.:

  • The Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC): Lessons Learned from an Innovative, Multi-center Project.
Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D.:
  • Interventions for Families Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Family Stability and Family Needs Post-TBI: A Collaboration of VA and NIDILRR TBIMS Efforts.
  • Empirically-Based Interventions for Persons with Brain Injury, Couples, and Families.

University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System:

Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D.:
  • Advancing Sleep Research: Two Multi-Center Studies within the TBI Model System Program.
  • Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Veterans With Chronic Pain Following Traumatic Brain Injury.
Sureyya Dikmen, Ph.D.:
  • Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Veterans With Chronic Pain Following Traumatic Brain Injury.

UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System: 

Laura Dreer, Ph.D.:
  • Interventions for Families Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury.

The Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System:

Tessa Hart, Ph.D.:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation in the Real World—or Maybe Close Enough.
  • Interventions for Families Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury as a Chronic Condition: Innovative Models of Long-Term Care.
John Whyte, MD, Ph.D.:
  • An Alternative Model of Care for Individuals With Disorders of Consciousness.
  • Practice Guidelines for Disorders of Consciousness: Report of the AAN-ACRM-NIDILRR Guideline Development Panel.

Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System:
Anthony Lequerica, Ph.D.:
  • New Research in Treating Common Symptoms Following TBI.
  •  Addressing the Needs of Ethnic Minorities with TBI.
Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D.:
  • The modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) to Improve Learning and Memory in Persons with TBI.
  • New Research in Treating Common Symptoms Following TBI.

The Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System:
Mark Sherer, Ph.D.:
  • A Case Definition of the Post-Traumatic Confusional State: Implications for Research and Clinical Care.
Angelle Sander, Ph.D.: 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation in the Real World—or Maybe Close Enough.
  • Why did you do That?: Understanding Anger and Attributions of Hostile Intent After Brain Injury.
  • Caregiving for Wounded Warriors: Perceptions and Quality of Life.
  • Addressing the Needs of Ethnic Minorities with TBI.

Indiana University School of Medicine / Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana TBI:


Flora Hammond, M.D.:

  • Managing TBI as a Chronic Condition.
  • Why did you do That?: Understanding Anger and Attributions of Hostile Intent After Brain Injury.
  • Extending our Knowledge of Long-Term Outcomes After Severe TBI: Three DOC TBI Model System Studies.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

SCI Model System Researchers Participate in the 2018 American Spinal Injury Association Annual Scientific Meeting

A host of SCI Model System researchers delivered lectures and posters to advance the field of spinal cord injury at the 2018 American Spinal Injury Association Scientific Meeting held in Rochester, MN, May 2-4, 2018.The following SCI Model System researchers have submitted conference presentation information to the MSKTC.

Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System at TIRR: 
  • Robinson-Whelen, S., Hughes, R. B., Taylor, H. B., Markley, R., Vega, J., Webster, M., Stampas, A. & Nosek, M. A.: Promoting Psychological Health of Women with SCI in the Virtual World of Second Life.
Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System:
  • Kopp MA, Watzlawick R, Martus P, Failli V, Finkenstaedt FW, Chen Y, DeVivo MJ, Dirnagl U, Schwab JM.: Long-term functional outcome in patients with acquired infections after acute spinal cord injury.
The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley:
  • Oleson C, Marino R, Formal C, Modlesky C.: Zoledronic acid attenuates bone loss following complete traumatic spinal cord injury.
  • Marino R, Sinko R, Leiby B, Bryden A, Nemunaitis G, Chen D, Backus D.:  Responsiveness and Minimal Clinically Important Difference of the Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test.
  • Morina A.: The Use of High Fidelity Human Simulation for Interdisciplinary Skill Training and Team Building for the Care of a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury.
  • Atkinson D, Schmidt Read M, Tefertiller C, Watson E, Oakely A, Joyce M, Forrest G, Wojceihowski B, Basso D, Sisto S, Harkema S, Behrman A.: A D is not a D”: Identifying Sources of Neuromuscular and Functional Heterogeneity Within an AIS D Population.
  • Otsuji-Miwa N, Phillips E, Rece J.: Larval Debridement Therapy of Sacral/Coccyx Pressure Ulcer in the Acute Rehab Setting: Giving their lives for a good cause – case reports  
University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System:
  • Aslam H, Renfro C, Bosarge P, Kulkani A, Cetin H, Cetin B, Kirksey K, McLain A, Yara-Fisher C.Case reports on utilizing a ketogenic diet to improve neuro-recovery and metabolism following spinal cord injury (SCI)
National SCI Statistical Center and SCIMS Centers:
  • Kim H, Cutter GR, George B, Chen Y.: Understanding and preventing loss to follow-up: experiences from the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems. 
  • Chen Y, Lin HY, Tseng TS, Wen H, DeVivo MJ.: Missing data in spinal cord injury survey research: racial differences.
  • Wen H, Chen Y, Botticello A, Bae S.: Racial/ethnic differences in obesity in individuals with spinal cord injury: The impact of disadvantaged neighborhood.
  • Schwab J, Kopp M, Waltzlawick R, Martus P, Chen Y, DeVivo M.: Long-term functional outcome in patients with acquired infections after acute spinal cord injury. Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology 70th Annual Meeting.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Model System Researchers to Present at the Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association

Model System researchers will participate in the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association in Chicago, IL on April 10-13, 2018. The list of participants who have submitted conference presentation information to the MSKTC can be found below.


    
Gabrielle Grant: Beyond scarring: long-term physical outcomes following burns – poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Matthew Godleski, MD: Elbow contracture severity at hospital discharge in patients with heterotopic ossification – poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Cayla Saret, MPH: Extreme Response Style Bias in Burn Survivors: The LIBRE Project – poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Emily Ohrtman: Social Interactions and Social Activities after Burn Injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Leda Espinoza: The relation between marital status and burn injury: A Burn Model Systems National Database Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Jeffrey Schneider, MD: Challenges to the Standardization of Trauma Data Collection: A Call for Common Data Elements for Acute and Long-Term Trauma Databases – oral presentation on Thursday, April 12th.  

Lewis Kazis, ScD: Measuring Social Integration using the LIBRE Profile: Reliability and Validity Assessments- oral presentation on Thursday, April 12th.

Leda Espinoza: The Long-Term Outcomes of Electrical Burn Injuries: A Burn Model Systems National Database Study – poster presentation on Thursday, April 12th.

Carlyn Wells, DPT: Development of a decision tree to assist with treatment of burn-related ankle contractures – poster presentation on Thursday, April 12th.


UTMB/Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston (Galveston, Texas):


Evan Ross, MD: Admission Heart Rate Reserve is Associated with Clinical Response to Propranolol in Severely Burned Children - oral presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Perla Rivas, BA: The Journey of Recovery from Pediatric Burn Survivor to Adult: A Qualitative Perspective - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Elizabeth Blears, MD: Benefits of Exercise in burned children with Insulin Resistance - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Guillermo Foncerrada, MD: Mental and Physical Changes after an Exercise Program in Burn children with Extensive Limb Amputations - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Julianna Bores, MS: Subjective vs objective assessment of physical activity in burn patients - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

John Ogunbileje, PhD: Oxandrolone and Propranolol Co-Administration Reduce Skeletal Muscle Amino Acid Transporters Expression in Children with Burns - oral presentation on Thursday, April 12th.

Evan Ross, MD: IL-6 Levels in the Acute Phase Following Injury are Associated with the Development of PTSD Symptoms in Severely Burned Children - oral presentation on Thursday, April 12th.

Christian Sommerhalder, MD: Combination of Oxandrolone and Propranolol Decreases Cardiac Work Compared to Propranolol Alone in Severely Burned Children  - oral presentation on Thursday, April 12th.

Brent Smith, PhD: Psychosocial postraumatic growth in pediatric burn survivors - poster presentation on Thursday, April 12th.

Eric Rivas, PhD: Burn injury may have age-dependent effects on strength and aerobic exercise capacity in boys compared to men - oral presentation on Friday, April 13th.

Daniel Popp, MD: Distinguishing causes of maximal exercise limitation in severely burned children - oral presentation on Friday, April 13th.

Julianna Bores, MS: Use of isokinetic dynamometry to assess muscle function in burned patients is reliable and practical for progressive resistance exercise prescription – oral presentation on Friday, April 13th.


Northwest Regional Burn Model System (University of Washington): 


Naima Alver BS: Comparing post-hospitalization Global Health Scale assessments in male and female adult burn patients for quality of life - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Gretchen Carrougher MN, RN: From development to utilization: burn injury factsheets for patient education - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Gretchen Carrougher MN, RN: Factors affecting return to work: A Burn Model System national database investigation - oral presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Haig Yenikomshian MD: Outpatient opioid use of burn patients: a retrospective review - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Michael Allen: My First Wound Care: Needs assessment and development of a targeted educational video for pediatric burn patients - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Megan Nordlund MS, RD: Long-term weight changes in pediatric patients after burn injury - poster presentation on Thursday, April 12th.

Shelley Wiechman PhD: The relation between satisfaction with appearance and ethnicity - oral presentation on Thursday, April 12th.

Kimberley Koetsier: Comparing quality of life in burn survivors with and without surgery: a review of PROMIS-10 survey findings - oral presentation on Friday, April 13th.



Dagmar Amtmann PhD: Pain Interference And Intensity In Persons With Burn Injury At Discharge And One Year Post-Injury - poster presentation on Wednesday, April 11th.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Model System Researchers to Present at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association

Model Systems researchers will participate in the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association (ABA), to be held March 21-24, 2017 in Boston, MA. Presentations submitted by Model Systems researchers are provided below: 


Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System
www.bh-bims.org
  • Benavides L, Parry IS, Yelvington M, Shon R, Epp J, Simko LC, McMullen KA, Gibran NS, Wiechman S, Herndon DN, Suman OE, Meyer WJ, Holavanahalli R, Ryan CM, Schneider MD to present An examination of follow up services received by vulnerable burn populations: A Burn Model System National Database Study - Correlative Session.
  • Chen L, Nguyen BP, Warren KN, Simko LC, Thorpe CR, Lee AF, Shapiro GD, Sheridan RL, Jeng JC, Bessey PQ, Hickerson WL, Kazis LE, Schneider JC, Ryan CM to present Assessing the compatibility of burn databases: Making the case for common data elements - Correlative Session.
  • Dore EC, Marino M, Ni P, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Acton A, Kazis LE to present Developing the LIBRE Profile Short Forms to measure the social impact of burn injuries - Poster Session.
  • Godleski M, Lee AF, Goverman J, Herndon DN, Suman OE, Kowalske K, Holavanahalli R, Gibran NS, Esselman P, Simko LC, Ryan CM, Schneider JC to present Contracture Severity at hospital discharge in adults: A Burn Model System National Database Study - Correlative Session.
  • Kaat AJ, Chen L, Kazis LE, Lee AF, Shapiro GD, Sheridan RL, Ryan CM, Schneider JC to present Building bridges using Shriners Hospitals for Children/American Burn Association Burn Outcome Questionnaires to follow teenagers and young adults across the age spans - Correlative Session.
  • Ryan CM, Lee AF, Chen L, Schneider JC, Goverman J, Schulz JT, Chang PH, Friedstat J, Faoro NJ, Sheridan RL, Shapiro GD, Kazis LE to present Associations of adult burn outcome metrics with PROMIS-10: Do condition specific measures add important information? - Correlative Session.
  • Simko LC, Espinoza LF, Kazis L, McMullen KA, Herndon DN, Suman OE, Kowalske K, Fauerbach J, Wiechman S, Ryan CM, Schneider JC to present Fatigue following burn injury: A Burn Model System National Database Study - Poster Session.
North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System
www.utsouthwestern.edu/ntbrms/index.html
  • Karen Kowalske, MD to present Use of Biophosponates in burn patients to decrease ankyloses in Heterotopic Ossification.
  • Radha Holavanahalli, PhD and Lynne Benavides, OTR/L, CHT to present Rehabilitation Workshop: Life Span Challenges for the Burn Survivor.
  • Radha Holavanahalli, PhD and Jill Sproul, RN, MS to present Post Graduate Course: Tools and Resources for Improving Social Reintegration: How we do it.
Northwest Regional Burn Model System
www.burnrehab.washington.edu
  • Mandell SP, Kneib CJ, Sibbett SH, Muffley LA, Carrougher GJ to present Effect of a neuropathic pain and itch protocol on gabapentin use and patient outcomes– Poster presentation on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
  • Kneib CJ, Sibbett SH, Carrougher GJ, Muffley LA, Mandell SP to present Effects of early gabapentin initiation on chronic pain and itch in burn patients– Poster presentation on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
  • Wiechman SA, McMullen K, Fauerbach J, Meyer W, Rosenberg-Cavazos M, Rosenberg L, Herndon D, Schneider J, Roaten K, Gibran NS to present Rates and Predictors of Depression at 5 and 10 years Post-burn injury - Correlative Session, Friday, March 24 (10:00-12:00 pm).
  • Carrougher GJ, Sibbett S, Mandell SP, Muffley La, Pham TN, Gibran NS to present, Impact of Returning to Work on Early Recovery for Adult Burn Survivors - Correlative session, Thursday, March 23, 2017 (10:00-12:00 pm).
  • Sibbett SH, Carrougher GJ, Pham TN, Mandell SP, Muffley LA, Gibran NS to present, Race and Ethnicity Influence Burn Survivor Perception of Recovery after Injury – Poster presentation on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. 
University Texas Medical Branch/Shriner's Hospitals Children Galveston Burn Model System
www.utmb.edu/sbhnidrr/
  • E. Polychronopoulou, MSc, A. Karmarkar, PhD, C. Porter, PhD, W. Meyer, MD, O. Suman, PhD, C. Finnerty, PhD, D. Herndon, MD, FACS to present Long Term Effects of Pediatric Burn Injury on Cardiac Function.
  • R. P. Clayton, BS, G. Hundeshagen, MD, N. R. Marques, MD, M. Salter, MS, A. N. Guillory, PhD, P. Wurzer, MD, M. P. Kinsky, MD, D. N. Herndon, MD, FACS to present Comparison of Cardiac Monitoring Techniques in a Long-Term Study of Pediatric Burn Patients.
  • J. M. Bores, MS, G. Foncerrada, MD, C. Andersen, MS, D. N. Herndon, MD, FACS, O. E. Suman, PhD, R. P. Mlcak, PhD to present Effects of Propranolol on Lung Spirometry in Severely Burned Children With Inhalation Injury.
  • R. A. Rodriguez, BA, S. Ojeda, LPN, J. Huddleston, LPN, D. N. Hendon, MD, FACS, W. J. Meyer, MD to present Clinical Course of Glucose Intolerance Secondary to Major Pediatric Burn Injury.
  • E. Rivas, PhD, S. J. McEntire, PhD, D. N. Herndon, MD, R. P. Mlcak, PhD, O. E. Suman, PhD to present Propranolol Does Not Impair Skin Blood Flow in Burned and Non-Burned Skin Under Thermal Neutral and Warm Ambient Environments in Children.
  • J. Cambiaso-Daniel, MD, C. D. Voigt, MD, G. Hundeshagen, MD, K. D. Capek, MD, G. Foncerrada, MD, O. Nunez-Lopez, MD, K. Jennings, PhD, P. Wurzer, MD, O. E. Suman, PhD, C. C. Finnerty, PhD, D. N. Herndon, MD, FACS to present Analysis of Concomitant Invasive and Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measurements in Burned Children.
  • J. Cambiaso-Daniel, MD, C. D. Voigt, MD, G. Hundeshagen, MD, L. Kamolz, MD, K. Jennings, PhD, L. E. Sousse, PhD, D. N. Herndon, MD, FACS, O. E. Suman, PhD, M. P. Kinsky, MD, R. P. Mlcak, PhD to present Evaluation of the PaO2/FiO2 ratio and SpO2/FiO2 Ratio in Burned Children with Smoke Inhalation Injury.
  • J. O. Ogunbileje, PhD, D. N. Herndon, MD, FACS, G. Singh, MS, T. Chao, MS, N. Bhattarai, BS, C. C. Finnerty, PhD, O. E. Suman, PhD, C. Porter, PhD to present Oxandrolone and Propranolol Co-Administration Suppresses Mitochondrial Stress in Skeletal Muscle Following Severe Burn Trauma.
  • I. Malagaris, MS, D. Herndon, MD, FACS, O. Suman, PhD, C. Porter, PhD to present Parenteral Amino Acid Infusion Increases Leg Protein Synthesis Rate and Reduces Catabolism in Pediatric Burn Patients.
  • E. Polychronopoulou, MSc, A. Karmarkar, PhD, C. Porter, PhD, W. Meyer, MD, O. Suman, PhD, C. Finnerty, PhD, D. Herndon, MD, FACS to present Length of Stay and Discharge Disposition are Negatively Impacted by Obesity in Pediatric Burn Patients.
  • M. Gonzalez, BS, H. Hoffman, PhD, R. Peña, MD, R. A. Rodriguez, BA, M. Bernardy, RN, W. Beck, RN, S. Bermea, None, A. Hinojosa, None, L. Rosenberg, PhD, M. Rosenberg, PhD, D. R. Patterson, PhD, W. J. Meyer, MD to present Virtual Reality Distraction for Children with Large Severe Burns During Repeated Burn Wound Debridement in the ICU.
  • T. Chao, MS, C. Porter, PhD, H. Ideker, BS, D. N. Herndon, MD, FACS, O. E. Suman, PhD. to present Combined Oxandrolone and Propranolol with Exercise Improve Strength and Aerobic Fitness of Severely Burned Children.
  • R. Peña, MD, O. E. Suman, PhD, M. Rosenberg, PhD, C. C. Finnerty, PhD, D. N. Herndon, MD, FACS, W. J. Meyer, MD to present Does Propranolol Improve the Psychosocial Outcomes of Exercise Training in Children with Severe Burns?
  • L. E. Sousse, PhD, D. N. Herndon, MD, FACS, D. L. Traber, PhD, M. G. Traber, PhD, S. W. Leonard, MS, C. R. Andersen, MS, J. M. Cross, MD, FACS, C. E. Wade, PhD, S. E. Wolf, MD, FACS, C. C. Finnerty, PhD, R. P. Mlcak, PhD, J. O. Lee, MD, FACS, O. E. Suman, PhD, H. K. Hawkins, MD, PhD, P. Enkhbaatar, MD, PhD, T. Huzar, MD, FACS to present Vitamin E Supplementation in Adult Burned Patients: A Multi-Center, Randomized Clinical Trial.
Burn Model System National Data and Statistical Center
www.burndata.washington.edu
  • Dagmar Amtmann, PhD to present The Psychometric Properties of the Burn Specific Health Scale - poster presentation, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 (professor rounds 12:30 - 1:45 pm).
  • Dagmar Amtmann, PhD to present Satisfaction with Life Over Time in People with Burn Injury - oral presentation, Friday, March 24th, 2017 (10:00 - 12:00 pm). 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Model System Researchers to Present at the Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association

Model System researchers will participate in the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association (ABA) in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 3-6, 2016. The list of participants who have submitted conference presentation information and abstracts can be found below.
 
Northwest Regional Burn Model System
  • Callie Thompson, MD to present Patient Reported Outcomes and Return to Work in Individuals with Pre-Burn Injury Drug or Alcohol Abuse - oral presentation on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:00 am.
  • Sabina Brych, BS to present An Intervention Bundle to Facilitate Return-To-Work for Burn-Injured Workers - oral presentation on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:30am.
  • Shelley Wiechman, PhD to present Trajectories of Physical Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults Following Burn Injuries – oral presentation on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:15am.
  • Dr. Wiechman will also present The Use of Growth Mixture Modeling to Determine Trajectories of Mental Health in Adults with Burn Injuries – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
  • Gretchen Carrougher MN, RN to present Use of Best Practices to Improve Longitudinal Study Participation: Analysis of Telephone Contact Data - poster presentation on Thursday, May 5, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System
  • Indranil Sinha, MD to present Long-term Patient Reported Outcomes in Head and Neck Burn Patients: A Burn Model System National Database Study - oral presentation on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00 am.
  • Nicholas Faoro, RN to present Geographic Influences on Social Re-integration after Burn Injury: A Burn Model System National Database Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
  • Jeremy Goverman, MD to present The Presence of Scarring in the Burn Model System National Database: Risk Factors and Psychosocial Implications – oral presentation on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:00 am.
  • Dr. Goverman will also present Satisfaction with Life after Burn: A Burn Model System National Database Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 – 1:30 pm).
  • Jeffrey Schneider, MD to present, Development of a Heterotopic Ossification Scoring System: A Burn Model System National Database Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 - 1:30 pm).
  • Matthew Godleski, MD to present Contracture Severity Benchmarks at Hospital Discharge: A Burn Model System National Database Study - plenary presentation on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:30am.
  • Laura C. Simko, BS to present, The Impact of Burn Injury on Relating with Strangers: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 –1:30pm).
  • Vivian Shie, BS to present, The Impact of Work-Related Injury on Employment Reintegration Outcomes: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 – 1:30pm).
  • Sara Cartwright, MD to present, Burn Survivors Injured as Children Exhibit Resilience in Long-Term Community Integration Outcomes: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 – 1:30pm).
  • Colleen M. Ryan, MD to present, The Effects of Burn Size on Long-Term Community Reintegration Outcomes: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – plenary presentation on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:15am.
  • Gabriel Shapiro, PhD to present, Factor Structure of the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Questionnaire (LIBRE – 192) – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 – 1:30pm).
  • Jeremy Goverman, MD to present, Psychosocial Outcomes 10 Years Post-Burn: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – oral presentation on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:45am.
  • John T. Schulz III, MD to present, The Impact of Education on Quality of Burn Survival: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 – 1:30pm).
  • James Jeng, MD to present, Impact of Burns on Family Function: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 – 1:30pm).
  • Brian Grieve, BA to present, Assessment of the Role of Peer Support Groups in psychosocial recovery from burn injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – oral presentation on Thursday, May 5 at 10:00am.
  • Benjamin Levi, MD to present, The Impact of Gender on Long-Term Community Reintegration Following Burn Injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study – oral presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:15am.
Burn Model System National Data and Statistical Center
  • Dagmar Amtmann, PhD to present The Psychometric Properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale in People with Traumatic Injury - poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30 - 1:30pm).
University Texas Medical Branch/Shriner's Hospitals Children Galveston Burn Model System
  • Ashley Guillory, PhD to present Propranolol Kinetics in Severely Burned Pediatric Patients with or Without Oxandrolone Co-Administration - oral presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:45 am.
  • Craig Porter, PhD to present Rehabilitative Exercise Training Increases Whole-Body and Skeletal Muscle Oxidative Capacity in Pediatric Burn Victims - poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
  • Guillermo Foncerrada, MD to present Functional Exercise Capacity in Children with Electrical Burns and Prolonged Myoglobinemia - poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
  • Dipen Patel, BS to present A Multi-Center Investigation of Psychosocial Distress in Young Children up to Two Years Post Burn - poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
  • Dipen Patel, BS to present Satisfaction with Appearance in Young Children at 5 and 10 Years Post-Burn - poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
  • Charles Voigt, MD to present Increased Weight Does Not Impact Post-Burn Distress in Children - poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
  • Gurjit Singh, MS to present Assessment of Total Energy Expenditure and Its Components in Pediatric Burn Injury Patients After Discharge from Acute Care - poster presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (professor rounds 12:30-1:30pm).
  • Paul Wurzer, MD to present Oxandrolone with Propranolol Decrease Cardiac Stress in Burned Children – oral presentation on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:45 am.
  • Raquel Peña, MD to present The Effects of a Community-Based Exercise Program on Mental Health in Severely Burned Children – oral presentation on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:30 am.
  • Paul Wurzer, MD to present A 12-Week Exercise Program After Acute Hospitalization Is Beneficial, but Are Benefits Present 2 Years Post Burn? – oral presentation on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:45 am.
North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System
  • Radha Holavanahalli, PhD to present Disparities in Self-Reported Outcomes Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups Following a Major Burn Injury - oral presentation on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:30 am.

Using Social Media to Promote your Research: MSKTC Suite of Tools and Information

MSKTC produced a webinar titled Using Social Media to Promote Your Research; a recording of the webinar is available here: http://www.msktc.org/Model-Systems-Grantees/webinars. This webinar was designed to help the attendees understand the pervasiveness of social media; understand who uses social media; learn about the uses for different social media platforms; think about what they can do with social media; learn about the steps needed to manage social media; and see how a few Model Systems are effectively using their own social media. As a follow up to this webinar, researchers can develop a social media strategic plan using the following three tools developed by the MSKTC:

  • Guide for Developing an MSKTC Social Media Plan: This document is a go-to reference for researchers to navigate different social media platforms and to plan, execute, monitor and optimize their social media efforts;
  • MSKTC Social Media Development WorkbookThis workbook accompanies the Guide to help researchers work through all aspects of a social media plan to communicate about their research;
  • MSKTC Social Media Development Content CalendarThis Excel sheet helps researchers map out their use of social media by adapting it to the frequency with which they plan to use social media.
The tools can be found here: http://www.msktc.org/Knowledge-Translation/Social-Media-Guide.

In addition to the webinar and tools developed by MSKTC, a web clinic on social media analytics was held to review the types of analytics available for three platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Participants discussed how to use that data to inform and improve research dissemination and outreach through social media. The web clinic introduced best practices in using analytics, measuring engagement through analytics, creating data reports, and knowing what questions to ask of the researcher’s organization if they do not manage their own social media platforms. A recording of the web clinic is available here: http://www.msktc.org/Model-Systems-Grantees/webinars.