Posts by BIAV Administrator

Public Hearing Notice

The date and locations have been announced for the regional public hearings.  This is an opportunity for you to speak to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees of the Virginia General Assembly.  You will be given 3 minutes to provide your feedback on the Governor’s proposed amendments to the 2018-2020 State Budget.   Learn More…

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Announcing Two Premiere Opportunities for Education and Networking in 2019!

Making Headway Conference Saturday, March 9th 2019 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia    This one-day conference is designed for individuals with a brain injury, and the caregivers and professionals that care for them. Hear from our keynote speaker Abby Maslin, caregiver, wife and teacher, who is passionate about bringing awareness to the challenges of traumatic…

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New Grants Announced for Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program

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There’s a lot going on with Administration for Community Living’s ( ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program.  They recently awarded 24 three-year cooperative agreements under two new funding opportunities for ACL’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program.   Virginia Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services is one of ten states to receive the Mentor State…

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Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development Study

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. 21 research sites across the country (including VCU) will invite approximately 10,000 children ages 9-10 to join the study. Researchers will track biological and behavioral development into young adulthood, and determine how childhood…

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Blood Test to Detect Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries. The test works by measuring the levels of proteins released from the brain into blood. In a statement announcing the approval, the F.D.A. said that the brain trauma indicator…

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