Thursday, April 14, 2011

NIDRR Burn Model Systems Project Directors Meeting Summary

November 2010, Washington, D.C.

Directors of the four Burn Model Systems Centers (BMS), the Burn Model Systems Data Coordination Center, the Phoenix Society, the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) met in Washington DC. We discussed options to improve the quality of NIDRR grant reviews for burn related topics and strategies to increase the awareness of the BMS research activities and to ensure that important BMS research is translated and implemented for key audiences.

Select action items include:
  • Recruiting burn experts for NIDRR grant review panels.
  • Expand American Burn Association (ABA) national burn registry to include long term outcomes of burn survivors.
  • Develop panel of BMS researchers and current and potential collaborators (e.g., Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration, the ABA) to maximize effect of BMS research.
  • Collaborate with Phoenix Society to increase awareness of current BMS research and disseminate BMS consumer factsheets (available on MSKTC website).

Friday, April 8, 2011

Consumer information on Psychological Distress after Burn Injury

The Burn Model Systems recently posted an evidence-based factsheet on Psychological Distress after Burn Injury. This factsheet is written for people with Burn injury, caregivers, and family members who want to learn more about the causes of and effective treatments for psychological distress. You can access PDF and web-based versions here: