Kesssler Foundation Concussion Research

February 2, 2016
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Ph.D, director of the Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Laboratory and Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory; Glenn Wylie, associate director of both the Neuroimaging Center and Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research; and Denise Krch, Ph.D. research scientist in the Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory at the Kessler Foundation Research Center. Each guest, will discuss the world-class research and services of this rehabilitation facility, and the outreach on the related issues brought up in the film Concussion. Issues like neuroimaging, cognitive rehabilitation; memory retraining will be discussed in relation to the implications of concussions on school sports.

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.

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Joyce Bender

Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.

Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

Joyce speaks across the United States and internationally representing the State Department on informational exchanges related to disability employment best practices. She has represented the State Department in programming with Panama, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, and Tunisia.

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