Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
June 14, 2017

In this issue:

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
Introduction: June 22
Adjustment: July 27
Caregiving: August 24

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.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on July 13, August 16, September 14, October 11, November 16.

Click here for complete information on our 2017 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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Anderson Companies Charity Golf Tournament
Please join Anderson Companies for the 2017 Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of the Minnesota Stroke Association at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove on Tuesday, July 25. There are several ways to contribute: sponsorships, donations to the raffle, or just playing a round of golf with your family, friends and/or business associates.

Click here for full information.

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Call for Participants in Clinical Study
Sarah Shadi, Ph.D. student in the APA-accredited clinical psychology program from Alliant International University's, San Francisco campus, is conducting research in an attempt to understand feelings of social isolation in people with brain injuries.

To participate:

-You must be between the ages of 18-75.
-You must have a diagnosed brain injury that occurred two or more years ago.

-You must be able to read and write English.

If you meet eligibility criteria you will be asked to complete a brief survey that may take 30 minutes to an hour. In order to learn more about this study, or to participate in it, please click the here.

The survey will remain open until the maximum of 250 responses are received.

If you have any questions about the current study, or if you would like to receive updates about the results of the study, please email Shadi at SocialIsolationAlliant@gmail.com.

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University of Minnesota Research Study - Participants Needed
The Brain Plasticity Laboratory within the Divisions of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota is actively recruiting participants for a research study to investigate brain connections related to body awareness and upper limb recovery after stroke. This therapist-based therapy will be given for 6 weeks, 3 times a week, for 45 minutes in June - July 2017.


People with stroke must:
• Be greater than 30 years of age
• Be able to hear and comprehend the instructions given in the study
• Have no metal implants in the body
• Not be pregnant
• Be diagnosed with stroke at least 6 months ago
• Have the cause of stroke due to a clot in the brain (= ischemic stroke), NOT due to bleeding
• Have no other injuries or illnesses unrelated to stroke

If you are interested or to find out more, contact Dr. Ann Van de Winckel, PhD, PT at avdwlab@umn.edu.

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 philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

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