In this issue:
A Great Way to End 2015
Finish off the year right by making a donation to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. Through your gift, you raise awareness about brain injury and make a real difference in the lives of those affected by brain injury and their loved ones. Your donation serves all Minnesotans affected by brain injury, including teen athletes, individuals affected by domestic violence, veterans, seniors, infants, refugees, individuals affected by homelessness, underserved populations and many others. To donate, go to www.braininjurymn.org/donate. We thank you for your generosity.
Return to top
An Evening with Bennet Omalu
Dr. Bennet Omalu, subject of the upcoming motion picture Concussion starring Will Smith, will serve as the next Inspiring Minds Speaker for Beth El Synagogue in Saint Louis Park. The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is proud to be Beth El's community partner for this installation.
Dr. Omalu was the first doctor to identify and name Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) as a major factor in the deaths of many professional athletes. He also identified a link between CTE and PTSD in veterans. Dr. Omalu will discuss his findings, his philosophies and his life growing up as a Nigerian refugee before attending medical school the age of 15 and becoming a physician at 21.
Join us for an evening with a truly remarkable man.
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry Street West
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
For more information or tickets, visit www.besyn.org/concussion.
Return to top
Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.
Brain Injury Basics
Adjustment to Brain Injury: January 28, 2016
Caregiving: February 25, 2016
Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.
Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.
Return to top
Classified Ad - University of Minnesota Research Study
Katy O'Brien, MA CCC-SLP, a PhD student at the University of Minnesota, is recruiting people with moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries for a study examining how we remember to do things in the future compared to how we remember things that have already happened. The purpose of the study is to compare how people with and without traumatic brain injuries think about their memory. This includes one approximately 3 to 4 hour session playing a computer game and completing standardized testing.
Participants will be compensated $30 for their time. If you are interested in learning more about this program and to find out if you could participate, contact the NeuroCognitive Communication Lab at email@example.com or call 612-276-2250.
Return to top
Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 6,250 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.
The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."