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Welcome to the fourth installment of our webcast series on traumatic brain injury, "Substance Abuse and TBI," hosted by Doris McMillon. Learn about how substance abuse and TBI together can result in a vicious cycle and how prompt treatment can greatly impact recovery. We are pleased to feature the following distinguished guests:
Jan M. Brown
Jan Brown is an advocate and champion for wellness and choice around living in recovery. She has lived in recovery from addiction for the past twenty-two years and she currently works as a consultant coach. Her areas of expertise are addiction recovery and brain injury recovery. She serves in the role of recovery management and success coach for people throughout the country. In addition, Jan serves as founder and executive director for SpiritWorks Foundation Center for Recovery of the Soul, the Center for Addiction Recovery & Wellness. SpiritWorks is a 501-c3-recovery community organization based in Williamsburg, Virginia whose mission is to help people recover from addiction. Jan is a noted national speaker on brain injury and addiction recovery and committee member for various community, regional, and national organizations.
John D. Corrigan, Ph.D.
John Corrigan, is a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Ohio State University, and director of the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. He is the project director for the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, a multi-center, longitudinal research program funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Corrigan chairs the Executive Committee of the TBI Model Systems Project Directors. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. He has served on the Advisory Committee to the National Center on Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is a former member of the boards of directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Brain Injury Association of America. Dr. Corrigan has received local and national awards for his service and research in the field, including the Brain Injury Association of America’s William Fields Caveness Award and the 2007 Robert L. Moody Prize.
Captain Paul S. Hammer
CAPT Paul Hammer is a board-certified psychiatrist and currently serves as the director of the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control in San Diego, California. He completed medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, and his psychiatry residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Throughout his Navy career, he has had extensive experience in leading mental health interventions in natural disasters, military training mishaps, and in combat. He has deployed twice to Iraq, most recently in 2006 as the Marine Expeditionary Force psychiatrist supervising mental health care for more than 33,000 service members in Al Anbar province. CAPT Hammer's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Achievement medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, and Expert Rifle and Pistol ribbons.
PowerPoint presentations by Dr. Corrigan
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