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Announcing: The Fifth Annual Brooks Research Day
October 23, 2013 from 4:00P.M. to 8:00P.M.
Announcing the 2012 Brooks Collaborative Grant Awardees!
Principal Investigator: Jason Beneciuk PT, PhD, MPH & Co-Investigators: Steven George PT, PhD, Ryan Reed PT, DPT, OCS, M. Brian Hagist PT, OCS
Principal Investigator: Lisa Edmonds, PhD, CCC-SLP & Co-Investigators: Jodi Morgan, MA CCC-SLP, Russell Addeo PhD, ABPP-CN
In the fall of 2011, Brooks Rehabilitation offered a new Collaborative Grant opportunity. The primary purposes of the grant were to promote rehabilitation research focused on the clinical problems and patient population served at Brooks, while also fostering meaningful collaborations between experienced researchers and our own Brooks professional clinical staff to expedite professional development and educational opportunities. Research teams were formed and consisted of at least one experienced researcher at the PhD or MD level as Principal Investigator and at least one Brooks licensed clinical professional as Co-Investigator.
A total of eight (8) very high quality applications were received by the due date of January 17, 2012. The collaborative teams formed represented researchers from the University of Florida, University of North Florida, and/or the Veterans Health System - paired with Brooks clinicians from the disciplines of physical therapy, speech therapy, psychology, and nursing. All applications were excellent and addressed important patient problems in the areas of stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, family/caregiver health, orthopedic injury and chronic pain.
The Brooks Local Scientific Advisory Committee evaluated and scored all applications as objectively as possible with emphasis in the following areas: Importance of the research question, importance to the field or discipline, patient care and potential outcomes, improvement in clinician practice or clinician satisfaction, feasible request for resources, potential impact to operations, innovation, creativity, ability to recruit patients/participants, ability to complete the project in a timely manner, study design factors, and overall quality of the proposal. An external biostatistician also participated in the review process to look at study design and methodology.
Special recognition to all of the research teams for outstanding work and CONGRATULATIONS again to the final awardees!
"Research: The Path to Excellence"