UTEP grant prepares traumatic brain injury researchers

UTEP grant prepares traumatic brain injury researchers

POSTED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:27am

UPDATED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 3:18pm

Two researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Health Sciences have been awarded $750,000 from The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Anthony P. Salvatore, Ph.D., a speech-language pathology professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, and Timothy N. Tansey, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program, received the grant from the NIDRR’s Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects.

“This project will increase the infrastructure of the University's research agenda and provide a knowledge base generated by the researchers that the community can apply and develop further in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TBI,” said Salvatore.

Starting in October, the program will train two postdoctoral research fellows a year for the next five years in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury.

They will learn techniques in rehabilitation counseling, speech-language pathology, public health, sports medicine, clinical laboratory sciences, diagnostic imaging, computer scie

They will receive hands-on training in community-based research settings and community outreach organizations that serve individuals with TBI.

Upon completing the program, they will receive a certificate of concussion management.

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