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Rehabilitation Research Center
The Rehabilitation Research Center is hub of research related to the rehabilitation of persons with Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke and other neurological disorders treated at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Outcomes studied include the functional, vocational, and life satisfaction areas that are important to people with and without disabilities. The Rehabilitation Research Center also provides patients and families with information, education, and support after injury. After discharge, patients can participate in a wide variety of outreach activities and educational opportunities through our Rehabilitation Research Center. The following represent a sample of our research, outreach, and education projects underway.
Participant-driven Research
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Care
  • Spinal Cord Injury Model System of Care Follow-up Center
  • Evaluating Dysphagia in Individuals with SCI
  • A New Measure of Subjective Fatigue in Persons with TBI
  • Developing a Relevant Instrument to Assess Caregiver Distress and Benefit in Spinal Cord Injury
  • Efficacy of Seated Tai Chi in Individuals with Neurologic Disabilities
Other Ongoing Research
  • Phase 1/2A Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Modified Stromal Cells (SB623) in Patients with Stable Ischemic Stroke
  • Safety and Efficacy of Robotic Exoskeleton to Aid in Ambulation after Spinal Cord Injury
  • Comparison of HP011-101 to Standard of Care in the Management of Stage I-II Pressure Ulcers in Subjects with Spinal Cord Injury
  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of SUN13837 Injection in Adult Subjects with Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Consumer-driven Community Outreach
  • Talking Heads Newsletter; the dissemination tool of the Bay Area Brain Injury Task Force (BABIT)
  • Walk For Thought and other Brain Injury Association of California Events
  • Mild Brain Injury & VIP Peer Support Groups
  • Disability Awareness Day
  • Stroke Peer Support
  • ROBOT resource guide
  • SCI Connections Peer Support
Professional Community Outreach
  • Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI) (http://tbims.org/combi/)
  • Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist (ACBIS) Training
  • Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • NeuroRehabilitation Special Issue on Community Based Rehabilitation
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Early Career Course
  • American Spinal Injury Association Prevention Symposium
  • International Brain Injury Association 10th World Congress on Brain Injury Conference Planning Committee
  • Data Collectors' Training, Traumatic Brain Injury National Data and Statistical Center
Ongoing Community Education
  • Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference (www.braininjuryconference.org)
  • TBI Matters
  • SCI Matters
For downloadable resources, or more information about the Rehabilitation Research Center and any of the above listed programs, please click here: www.tbi-sci.org
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To make an adult or pediatric admission to the Rehabilitation Center please call 408.885.2032 or fax 408.885.2001.
For outpatient referrals, please call 408.885-7106 or fax 408.885.7110.
For either inpatient or outpatient referrals, and to schedule a tour of the Rehabilitation Center, please call 408.885.2032
 
 
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