News and Notes 100 February 5

News and Notes is 100 issues old, with over 700 news stories from the NIDRR community available in a searchable archive on the NARIC website; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) releases Employment After Burn Injury Hot Topic Module; EPRRTC publishes article, New Research on Disability in the Workplace, in Ability Magazine; Webinar: Immigration and Refugee Resources for Older Adults and People with Disabilities presented on February 11th; presentations from the 2012 Interagency Conference on Aging with Disability published in Aging with Disability: Demographic, Social, and Policy Considerations; RERC-ACT to host the 2014 International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology, and Health Telematics (ICOST 2014); principal investigator of NY-TBI-MS interviewed in the New York Daily News regarding risks, symptoms, and treatments for TBI.

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2014-02-05
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News and Notes is 100 issues old! Since we started this weekly newsletter in January 2012, we have featured more than 700 stories from the NIDRR community: events, news stories, awards and achievements, and excellent resources for consumers and professionals alike. We've collected them all in a searchable archive available on our website. Now we're looking forward to the next 100 issues! 

Resource Highlight: 

Hot Topic Module on Employment After Burn Injury
The NIDRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) (H133A110004) released the Employment After Burn Injury Hot Topic Module. The module includes videos, factsheets, a slideshow, and a research study review addressing difficulties, opportunities, and questions regarding the return to work after sustaining a burn injury. The featured video was created in collaboration with the NIDRR-funded Northwest Regional Burn Model System Center (H133A120024). Hot Topic Modules for brain injury and spinal cord injury are also available.

New Research on Disability and the Workplace
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities (EPRRTC) (H133B100017) has published New Research on Disability and the Workplace in the most recent issue of Ability Magazine. The article focuses on the finding presented at the EPRRTC's State of the Science Conference in October. 

News items: 

Disability and Health Journal Special Issue: Aging with Disability - Demographic, Social, and Policy Considerations
Eleven presentations from the 2012 Interagency Conference on Aging with Disability, co-sponsored by NIDRR, the Administration on Community Living, and the National Institute on Aging, have been published in Aging with Disability: Demographic, Social, and Policy Considerations in the January supplemental issue of the Disability and Health Journal. The issue includes Key goals and indicators for successful aging of adults with early-onset disability from the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Personal Assistance Services in the 21st Century (H133B080002), and Interventions to promote health: Crossing networks of intellectual and developmental disabilities and aging from the NIDRR-funded RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (H133B080009). Full text of all the articles is available free of charge. 

RERC-ACT to Host ICOST 2014
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Advancing Cognitive Technologies (RERC-ACT) (H133E090003) will host the 2014 International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology, and Health Telematics (ICOST 2014), June 25th to 27th, in Denver, CO at the Anschutz Medical Campus. This conference brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic, and industrial perspectives and, along with end users and family caregivers, explores how smart homes, assistive technologies, and health telematics can foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. Cathy Bodine, PhD, project director of the RERC-ACT, and Sumi Helal, PhD, co-principal investigator of the completed NIDRR-funded RERC on Successful Aging, will serve as conference co-chairs. 

NIDRR Researcher Featured in NY Daily News
Wayne Gordon, PhD, principal investigator of the NIDRR-funded New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center (NY-TBI-MS), (H133A120084) was interviewed for Daily Checkup: Traumatic brain injury is rising in the public's consciousness in the New York Daily News. Dr. Gordon discussed the risks of TBI, signs and symptoms, traditional and novel treatments, and recent research breakthroughs. 

Grantee event: 

State of the Science Meeting: Promoting Activity and Participation Among Persons with ArthritisThe NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation for Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) (H133B100003) will host a State of the Science Meeting: Promoting Activity and Participation Among Persons with Arthritis, April 7th, in Pentagon City, VA. This meeting will bring together experts in the fields of rheumatology and rehabilitation science to advance an arthritis research agenda focused on promoting activity and participation in rehabilitation, community, and employment. Registration is required and there is a registration fee. 

Elsewhere in the Community: 

Immigration and Refugee Resources for Older Adults and People with DisabilitiesThe National Information and Referral Support Center, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement will host a webinar, Immigration and Refugee Resources for Older Adults and People with Disabilities (fourth item), February 11th, 3-4pm EST. The webinar will offer a brief overview of USCIS and its services, the naturalization process, accommodations available, fees and eligibility requirements, and medical services which may be available. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. No registration is required. Visit the webinar page at the start of the event. For audio, call 888/346-3659, passcode 382574.