Brain Injury Awareness Month Proclamation

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View the governor’s Proclamation of March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Learn more about programs and services for individuals with a brain injury by the Virginia Department  for Aging and Rehabilitative Services along with a list of March activities across Virginia. 

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Internship Opportunity

What are your summer plans? BIAV is now accepting applications for our summer 2019 internship position! We are seeking a motivated, outgoing, and creative student to join us for the summer as our Public Relations intern. To view the full description, task list, and qualifications. *If you are interested in applying, please send your resume…

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2018 Annual Report Now Available!

Want to know more about our work? Check out our latest Annual Report.   Our 2018 Annual Report is hot off the presses. Read all about how our donors and supporters impacted the brain injury community in 2018 and get a sneak peek at what we’re planning for 2019. You can download the report, use…

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Legacy Dinner

  Save the date for an evening of networking, awards, and a celebration of concussion advocacy! Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Jepson Alumni Center Program featuring: Honorary Chair: Dr. Gregory O’Shanick Awards Ceremony: Weinstock Award, Legislator of the Year, Legacy Award Guest of Honor: Announcement coming soon! $100 per guest Cocktail…

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Webinar: Resources and Funding Opportunities to Face the Opioid Epidemic

CDC’s response to the opioid overdose epidemic: Resources and opportunities for states. Presented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and  National Association of State Head Injury Administrators. (NASHIA) February 27, 2019  12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m. eastern time.  Register Here Attendees will: Develop an understanding of: CDC’s opioid work, including historical…

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Public Hearings on January 3rd

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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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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