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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