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Trainee Supported Brain Injury Research

$8,427
105%
Raised toward our $8,000 Goal
71 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 08, at 11:59 PM EDT
Project Owners
Rank State Donors
1 PA 36
2 OH 4
3 TX 3

Anonymous

$50

Jun 08, 2018

Anonymous

In Honor of P-dizzle Ranganathan for being an amazing data analyst. And a bomb coworker ALWAYS

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 08, 2018

Anonymous

In Honor of Ashley Covatto and Dan Rusnak for running a bomb campaign. PS congrats Ash

$35

Jun 08, 2018

Shanti

Pinto

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 08, 2018

JenNIFER

Mccrady

$200

Jun 08, 2018

Anonymous

In Honor of Amy Wagner

$700

Jun 08, 2018

Kevin

Majka

$50

Jun 08, 2018

Elizabeth

Walters

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 08, 2018

Steven Fine

In Honor of Dave Fine - a remarkable, inspiring man

$50

Jun 08, 2018

Joy

Perkey

$200

Jun 08, 2018

Joyce

Covatto

$50

Jun 08, 2018

Michael

Toth

$100

Jun 08, 2018

Kirk

Lercher

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 08, 2018

Andrea

Eichler

$50

Jun 08, 2018

Randi

Edmonds

$20

Jun 07, 2018

Jamie

Boyle

$50

Jun 07, 2018

Anonymous

In Honor of Kennedy Ross

$50

Jun 07, 2018

Randy

Behm

$50

Jun 07, 2018

shaun

darrah

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 07, 2018

Anonymous

$100

Jun 06, 2018

xiangbai

chen

$200

Jun 06, 2018

Bill Norton

In Honor of The amazing Dr. Amy Wagner and her entire team

$25

Jun 06, 2018

Kristin

Hare

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 06, 2018

Cynthia Zenosky

In Honor of Patricia Block

$50

Jun 05, 2018

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 04, 2018

Robert

Jones, jr.

$10

Jun 04, 2018

Michele

Lasker

Undisclosed Amount

Jun 04, 2018

Mayura

Vijapur

$150

Jun 03, 2018

Jennifer

McCrady

$1,012

Jun 01, 2018

Suresh

Kumar

$50

Jun 01, 2018

Melissa

Navarro

$10

May 30, 2018

Sarah

Martin

Undisclosed Amount

May 30, 2018

Anonymous

$10

May 30, 2018

Henry Sadek

In Honor of Nando Antonelli

$50

May 30, 2018

Ralph

Critelli

$25

May 30, 2018

Justin

Hong

Undisclosed Amount

May 24, 2018

Theadora

Myrga

$100

May 23, 2018

Matthew Figley

In Honor of Dr. Wagner and the Wagner Army! Hail to Pitt

Undisclosed Amount

May 23, 2018

Kevin Coppler

In Honor of Bill Norton!!!!

Undisclosed Amount

May 23, 2018

Julie

Renner

$100

May 23, 2018

Anonymous

In Honor of The 6e TBI team

$100

May 23, 2018

John

Myrga

$20

May 22, 2018

Phyllis Crawford

In Honor of Matthew Figley

$50

May 21, 2018

Rashed

Harun

Undisclosed Amount

May 20, 2018

Deborah Dispenza

In Honor of Patty Block

$100

May 15, 2018

Beth Schuster

In Memory of Dr. MC Fuerstenau

$250

May 11, 2018

J. Craig

Cox

$25

May 09, 2018

Ryan

Nierstedt

$20

May 08, 2018

Zachary

Repanshek

Undisclosed Amount

May 07, 2018

Dennis

Madden

$50

May 07, 2018

amit

goyal

$200

May 06, 2018

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

May 06, 2018

Amy Wagner

In Honor of Dr. Galang and our Brain Injury treatment team for their tireless dedication and care

$100

May 05, 2018

Geri

Atwood

Undisclosed Amount

May 05, 2018

Patricia

Block

Undisclosed Amount

May 05, 2018

Karla McIntyre

In Honor of Todd McIntyre - Survivor

$100

May 04, 2018

Moses

Oh

$100

May 04, 2018

Marcile

Wagner

$10

May 03, 2018

Judith and Martin Vogel

In Honor of Dr. Amy Wagner's grandparents - Rulof & Marie Van Vuren and Elmer & Vivian Vogel

$250

May 03, 2018

Shannon

Juengst

Undisclosed Amount

May 02, 2018

Alyssa Vogel

In Honor of Dr. Wagner, one of the most dedicated, impactful, and innovative people I know!

$50

May 02, 2018

Kate Zotter

In Honor of the continued dedication of Dr. Amy Wagner

$100

May 02, 2018

Anonymous

$10

May 01, 2018

Amy and Bill Norton

In Honor of Bill Norton

$50

May 01, 2018

Sumita

Ranganathan

$440

May 01, 2018

Brett

Postal

$440

Apr 30, 2018

Anonymous

In Honor of Joseph M Wagner

$50

Apr 30, 2018

Aaron Vogel

In Memory of Marie Van Vuren

$100

Apr 30, 2018

Catherine

Majka

$50

Apr 30, 2018

Matthew

Kesinger

$800

Apr 30, 2018

Anonymous

$200

Apr 30, 2018
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$10

Anterior Cingulate Cortex

Compared to the general population, individuals who sustain a traumatic brain injury have 10X greater risk of developing major depression. Our research trainees have helped identify how inflammation and personal biology contribute to this risk.

$20

Temporal Lobe

Of those with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, our work suggests that 20% will have developed epilepsy within 5 years of their injury. Trainees in our research program have been integrally involved in identifying unique genetic markers associated with seizure risk in a population with severe TBI.

$50

Brain Stem

Individuals with traumatic brain injury are 50X more likely than the general population to die from a seizure. Trainee supported research is generating individualized, quantitative seizure prediction algorithms to help practitioners better gauge how to treat and prevent post-traumatic epilepsy.

$100

Cerebellum

Trainees participating in the Rehabilomics research program have co-authored over 100 scientific abstracts that were also accepted for presentation at a national conference.

$200

Frontal Cortex

The incidence of traumatic brain injury is calculated to be approximately 200 per 100,000 per year. Your donation helps support young and enthusiastic trainees learn about the latest advances in brain injury rehabilitation research and care.

$440

Hypothalamus

Student researchers have shown that ~44% of men with severe traumatic brain injury have abnormally low testosterone levels, a vital hormone that impacts energy levels and functional recovery. Your gift will sponsor continued trainee research focusing on potentially relevant treatments for recovery and repair that address this condition.

$600

Limbic System

Recent research from the Henry Kaiser Foundation suggests that only ~60% of the mental health services need is being met in Western Pennsylvania. Other data suggests that mental health problems are the number one reason for hospital readmission after a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Your gift will help us continue our trainee supported mental health research efforts that are aimed at screening, prevention, and effective management of mental health disorders after TBI.

$1,012

Mesocircuit Pathway

Survival from sudden cardiac arrest has risen to 10-12% in recent years. Our trainee supported research has identified unique changes in brain neurotransmitters and inflammation after cardiac arrest. Your donation will aid in additional trainee supported research evaluating the mechanisms underlying these changes and studies on how clinical rehabilitation treatments and therapies can be tailored to optimize recovery in this unique population with acquired brain injury.

$2,232

Vestibular System

Over 2200 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population are made for traumatic brain injury among adults over the age of 75 years. Trainee supported research has made multiple important discoveries on how age at the time of injury influences pathology and recovery. Your donation will continue to support trainees in their work to understand how inflammation and other hormonal signaling molecules influence mortality risk and complications that commonly occur in older individuals with brain injury.

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