Friday, December 21, 2012

Model Systems Researchers Author an Article Published in PLOS One

The MSKTC congratulates the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System on their article: The Long-Term Impact of Physical and Emotional Trauma: The Station Nightclub Fire, which was reviewed by the Boston Globe and recently published in the open access journal PLOS One. This article addresses issues of employment, depression, post-traumatic stress and quality of life on the survivor population as well as, assesses outcomes of survivors with and without physical injury. Read the article here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Consumer Input is Needed for Burn Injury Factsheet

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center and the Northwest Regional Burn Model System are preparing a new consumer factsheet on Itchy Skin After Burn Injury. We are looking for individuals with burn injury and family members in order to test the content in advance of publication. Contact for information on how to participate.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Get Involved!

Are you the partner, family member, or caregiver of someone who sustained a SCI, TBI, or Burn Injury in the past five years? Would you like to share your experience in research to help others in the future?

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals over 18 years old who are the primary caregivers of someone who sustained a SCI, TBI, or Burn Injury in the past five years. Participants will participate in an interview about caregivers’ health information needs. Participants will be compensated $20.

The study is funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and conducted by the American Institutes for Research and George Mason University. If you are interested, please call (202) 403-5127 or email for more information.