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August 4, 2014
BOGNER TO CHAIR BEHAVIORAL PANEL FOR BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION
Jennifer Bogner, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been chosen as chair of the Behavioral Panel for the creation of the Guidelines for the Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease Management of Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. These guidelines are being created with the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Panel chairs are responsible for leading the effort of their panel and coordinating its work with that of the other panels and BIAA and ISMMS staff. The BIAA Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s largest and oldest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization.
CORRIGAN APPOINTED TO INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE’S BOARD ON HEALTH OF SELECT POPULATIONS
John Corrigan, PhD, director of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Board on the Health of Select Populations (BSP). The BSP was established in February 2009 to examine health needs and health policies surrounding a broad range of discrete populations. The Board concentrates on significant health concerns that may affect groups of individuals categorized and defined by common occupation, environment, health condition or characteristics, or a shared exposure to a unique health risk.
FRISTAD RECEIVES AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN RESEARCH
Mary Fristad, MD, director of Research & Psychological Services, was awarded the 2014 Bud Orgel Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research from the Board of Directors of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers. Fristad will receive the award at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. This award is given to outstanding psychologists who work in and contribute to the advancement of research and scholarship in medical school and health care settings.
OSU TO LAUNCH SECOND ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
The Ohio State University’s Center for Integrative Health and Wellness has launched their second professional online training program. The program, “Mind-Body Skills Training for Resilience, Effectiveness, and Mindfulness (Mind-Body STREAM)”, consists of 12 interactive modules designed for health professionals who want to become resilient in the face of stress and more effective helping patients. Each category within the program includes cases, latest scientific research, opportunities for reflective practices, experiential tools, tips for treating patients and practical resources. The first online training curriculum, “Introduction to Herbs and Dietary Supplements”, garnered over 1,200 participants and received international accolades since its release.
RHODES PROGRESSIVE CARE UNIT RECEIVES BEACON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
The 8 Rhodes Progressive Care Unit (8 PCU) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has received the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for the second time. The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence signifies continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care. This distinction is only given to a select few nursing units in the U.S. each year based on rigorous standards in professional practice, patient care and outcomes in six categories. Other Beacon Award-winning units include 2 Ross, 4 Ross and the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Established in 2003, the Beacon Award for Excellence offers a road map to help guide exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall patient satisfaction.