University of Pittsburgh Model Center for Traumatic Brain Injury 

The University of Pittsburgh Model Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Program (UPMC-TBI) reflects a greater than $15 million institutional commitment, extraordinary facilities and a dedication to patient care and research. UPMC-TBI’s continuum of care spans the time from the emergency response scene through community reintegration. The rich research resources available within the UPMC-TBI system has allowed us to create a Rehabilomic® approach to conducting research. Rehabilomics® is a concept developed by our multidisciplinary team to describe a personalized approach to rehabilitation research, where the full range of individual biological characteristics is examined to determine which characteristics impact recovery and the nature of this impact. Essentially, this neurobiologically grounded concept provides an “-omic” overlay to the scientific study of rehabilitation processes and outcomes–personalizing the approach to rehabilitation aimed at optimizing individual recovery.

University of Pittsburgh Model Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Projects

 

Title Type Start Date End Date
Dopamine Dysfunction in TBI: A Contextualized Rehabilomics Investigation Independent 10/1/2012 9/30/2017
Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) system in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Pilot Study Independent 10/1/2012 9/30/2017

University of Pittsburgh Model Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Publications

 

Title Author Journal Year
The predictive validity of a brief inpatient neuropsychologic battery for persons with traumatic brain injury Hanks, R. A.; Millis, S. R.; Ricker, J. H.; Giacino, J. T.; Nakase-Richardson, R.; Frol, A. B.; Novack, T. A.; Kalmar, K.; Sherer, M.; Gordon, W. A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008
The predictive validity of a brief inpatient neuropsychologic battery for persons with traumatic brain injury Hanks, R. A.; Millis, S. R.; Ricker, J. H.; Giacino, J. T.; Nakase-Richardson, R.; Frol, A. B.; Novack, T. A.; Kalmar, K.; Sherer, M.; Gordon, W. A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008
A qualitative needs assessment of persons who have experienced traumatic brain injury and their primary family caregivers Rotondi, A.; Sinkule, J.; Balzer, K.; Harris, J.; Moldovan, R. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2007
Force control strategies while driving electric powered wheelchairs with isometric and movement-sensing joysticks Dicianno, B.; Spaeth, D.; Cooper, R.; Fitzgerald, S.; Boninger, M.; Brown, K. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 2007
Power Mobility Device Provision: Understanding Medicare Guidelines and Advocating for Clients DiCianno, B.; Tovey, E. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2007
Using visual feedback distortion to alter coordinated pinching patterns for robotic rehabilitation Matsuoka, Y.; Brewer, B.; Klatzky, R. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation 2007
Applications of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (FNIRS) in neurorehabilitation to neurorehabilitation of cognitive disabilities Arenth P.; Ricker J.; Schultheis M. Clinical Neuropsychologist 2007
Advancements in power wheelchair joystick technology: Effects of isometric joysticks and signal conditioning on driving performance Dicianno, B. ;Spaeth, D.; Cooper, R.; Fitzgerald, S.; Boninger, M. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2006
Corticosteroids in TBI: Is the story closed? Rigg, J.; Zafonte, R. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2006
Exploring the Use of Social Comparison by Individuals Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury Arenth, P.; Corrigan, J.; Schmidt, L. Brain Injury 2006
Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: State of the science Gordon, W.; Zafonte, R.; Cicerone, K.; Cantor, J.; Brown, M.; Lombard, L.; Goldsmith, R.; Chanda, T. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2006
Outcome assessment for spasticity management in the patient with traumatic brain injury: The state of the art Elovic, Elie P.; Simone, Lisa K.; Zafonte, Ross Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2004
Differential cerebellar activation on functional magnetic resonance imaging during working memory performance in persons with multiple sclerosis Li, Yali; Chiaravalloti, Nancy D.; Hillary, Frank G.; DeLuca, John; Liu, Wen-Ching; Kalnin, Andrew J.; Ricker, Joseph H.; Munin, Michael C.; Navalgund, Brinda K.; Levitt, Donna A.; Breisinger, Terry P.; Zafonte, Ross D. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
Acute care management of post-TBI spasticity Zafonte, Ross; Elovic, Elie P.; Lombard, Lisa Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2004
Ethnographic analysis of traumatic brain injury patients in the national model systems database Burnett, Derek M.; Kolakowsky-Hayner, Stephanie A.; Slater, Dan; Stringer, Anthony; Bushnik, Tamara; Zafonte, Ross; Cifu, David X. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003
The use of atypical antipsychotic in traumatic brain injury Elovic, Elie P.; Lansang, Ramon; Li, Yali; Ricker, Joseph H. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2003
Analyzing risk factors for late posttraumatic seizures: A prospective, multicenter investigation Englander, Jeffrey; Bushnik, Tamara; Duong, Thao T.; Cifu, David X.; Zafonte, Ross; Wright, Jerry; Hughes, Richard; Bergman, William Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003
Physical medicine and rehabilitation consultation: Relationships with acute functional outcome, length of stay, and discharge planning after traumatic brain injury Wagner, Amy K.; Fabio, Tony; Zafonte, Ross D.; Goldberg, Gary; Marion, Donald W.; Peitzman, Andrew B. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003
Blunt versus penetrating violent traumatic brain injury: Frequency and factors associated with secondary conditions and complications Black, Kertia L.; Hanks, Robin A.; Wood, Deborah L.; Cullen, Nora; Cifu, David X.; Englander, Jeffrey; Francisco, Gerard E. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2002
Predictors of driving outcome after traumatic brain injury Coleman, R. D.; Rapport, L. J.; Ergh, T. C.; Hanks, R. A.; Ricker, J. H.; Millis, S. R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
The tolerance for visual feedback distortions in a virtual environment Matsuoka, Yoky; Allin, Sonya J.; Klatzky, Roberta L.; Wagner, A. K.; Hammond, F. M.; Sasser, H. C.; Wiercisiewski, D. Physiology and Behavior 2002
Return to productive activity after traumatic brain injury: Relationship with measures of disability, handicap, and community integration Wagner, A. K.; Hammond, F. M.; Sasser, H. C.; Wiercisiewski, D. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
Functional prognosis in traumatic brain injury Wagner, A. K. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation State of the Art Reviews 2001