News and Notes 119 June 18

REHABDATA Connection literature awareness service; NIDRR-funded KTDRR's KT Update newsletter featuring article on "living documents;" NIDRR-funded UAB-SCIMS seeking participants with SCI for study on virtual walking for reducing pain; SSA's Faces and Facts of Disability education initiative; fellow at NIDRR-funded ARRT receives research award to study the influence of motivation on cognitive fatigue; two NIDRR-funded projects invited to conduct preconference workshops at APSE; the second of the series of webinars sponsored by NIDRR-funded KTDRR, Systematic Reviews: From Evidence to Recommendation, held June 18th; NIDRR-funded RRTC on Improving Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Outcomes offering course on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes in Older Adults, July 25th.

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NARIC news: 

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Resource Highlight: 

Living Systematic Reviews
The NIDRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) (H133A120012) released the latest issue of their KT Update newsletter. This most recent edition features an article (PDF) by Marcel Dijkers, PhD, on the subject of updating systematic reviews and maintaining them as "living documents."

News items: 

ARRT Fellow Wins Neuropsychological Society Award
Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow with the NIDRR-funded Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Center on Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (H133P130015), has received the 2014 research award from the New Jersey Neuropsychological Society. Under the award, Dr. Dobryakova will study whether motivation influences cognitive fatigue and the brain regions associated with it in patients with multiple sclerosis.

NIDRR-Funded Research Featured at APSE Conference
Research from two NIDRR-funded projects will be featured in preconference workshop sessions at the annual conference of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) in Long Beach, CA on June 30th. Researchers from the field-initiated project on Assessing Family Employment Awareness Training (H133G130261) will conduct a half-day workshop on Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT). At the same time, staff of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities (VCU-RRTC) (H133B130011) will present a workshop on Building Blocks of Customized Employment for People with Severe Disability.

Second of KTDRR Webinar Series TODAY
The Community of Practice (CoP) on Evidence for Disability and Rehabilitation of the NIDRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) (H133A120012) is sponsoring the second in a series of webinars, Systematic Reviews: From Evidence to Recommendation, TODAY,  3-4:30 ET. Marcel Dijkers, PhD, will discuss what is considered evidence and why, and how evidence is qualified, synthesized, and turned into recommendations for clinicians and other practitioners. Registration is free for this series.

 

Grantee event: 

Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes in Older Adults
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Outcomes (H133P130015) will offer a one-day course on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes in Older Adults, July 25th, at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The course provides an in-depth look at integrating measurement into clinical practice for rehabilitation clinicians, educators, and fieldwork coordinators in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Registration is required and there is a registration fee.

 

Participate: 

Virtual Walking Study in Alabama
The NIDRR-funded UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) (H133N110008) seeks participants for a study on the effects of virtual walking for reducing pain. Participants must live in Alabama, be 19 to 65, and have SCI-related pain at or below injury level. A $25 gift card is offered for each test day. For more information, contact the study manager at 205/934-3345 or sciresearch@uab.edu.

Elsewhere in the Community: 

The Faces and Facts of Disability
The Social Security Administration recently launched The Faces and Facts of Disability, a disability education and awareness initiative. Videos, factsheets, and quizzes help to educate the public about Social Security Disability Insurance and dispel common misconceptions about the program and disability in general. Outreach materials, including social media content and web widgets, are also available for groups and organizations.