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THE TALK: Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Myths and Realities

Many myths about brain injury exist that result in miscommunications and impede care. Common misconceptions about brain injury are explored, and myths busted to move ahead towards better outcomes. Real-world examples are used to explain what life is often like after brain injury and to explain how the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can help.

Flora Hammond, MD, FACRM: Dr. Hammond is a board certified physiatrist who is an active clinician, researcher, and administrator. She is professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine; Chief of Medical Affairs and Brain Injury Medical Director at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana; and project director of the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. Dr. Hammond’s research and advocacy focuses on the longterm issues confronting individuals with disability and treatment effectiveness. She has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Hammond has received several awards acknowledging her contributions, including the 2001 Association of Academic Physiatrists Young Academician Award, the 2011 Brain Injury Association of America William Caveness Award, the 2016 Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research, and the 2017 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Distinguished Member award.

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