RES has always prided itself on being on the cutting edge of providing the highest quality services to its’ community members as well as filling in the gaps of our community service members’ needs. A major area of concern is the lack of research on the long-term effects of living with a brain injury.
At RES, we have always made sure our practices are guided by the best available information and supported by evidenced based practice model. The lack of research available on TBI has often complicated our mission. As a result, we are always looking for opportunities to increase the research base on living with a traumatic brain injury.
At this time we are pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for our community members to assist us in filling in the gaps for the need for further research on brain injury. As we have posted before, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine has two studies on the longer term effects of brain injury on the health of the individual. We are collaborating with them in terms of offering RES Community Members the opportunity to “give back” to the brain injury community by participating in these research studies.
One study requires 1-2 brief interviews (which may be conducted over the phone) and allowing Mount Sinai access to your medical records. The second requires the participant to go to Mount Sinai for imaging testing and donating one’s brain to a brain bank. For this study, transportation will be provided from your home, to Mount Sinai, and back. Many people may have questions about the issue of brain donation and a brochure that explains it in more detail is available on our website.
Deciding to participate in a study could bring up a lot of questions. If you want to meet with someone to further discuss them or are interested in participating, please email Dr. Vollaro at