Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium

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Dr. John L. Rigg, M.D.


John L. Rigg, M.D., FAAPMR, is the Traumatic Brain Injury Program Director for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Ga. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and did his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he also served as an instructor for the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Dr. Rigg is a member of the Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Council of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Rigg is actively involved in research and his current projects include investigating the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen to improve function after brain injury, developing a method of obtaining objective sleep data, and the use of omega-3 fatty acids to accelerate and improve recovery. He also has published on the use of nutritional supplementation and nutriceuticals to improve brain function. Recent publications include an article on concussion issues specific to military personnel in the journal of the American Academy of PM&R and a book chapter on mTBI and PTSD in War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing recently released by Routledge Publishing.

Danielle L. Cooper

LIMBIC-CENC Clinical Research Coordinator

Danielle Cooper is the Clinical Research Coordinator at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Ga. She received her Master’s in Applied Clinical Psychology from The University of South Carolina Aiken. She is a member of the National Association of Psychometrist working towards her Advanced Clinical Research Coordinator Certification (ACRCC) and Specialist in Psychometry Certification (CSP).

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 839 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD 21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office. This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs endorsed by the Department of Defense, through the Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) Award/W81XWH-18-PH/TBIRP-LIMBIC under Awards No. W81XWH1920067 and W81XWH-13-2-0095, and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards No. I01 CX002097, I01 CX002096, I01 HX003155, I01 RX003444, I01 RX003443, I01 RX003442, I01 CX001135, I01 CX001246, I01 RX001774, I01 RX 001135, I01 RX 002076, I01 RX 001880, I01 RX 002172, I01 RX 002173, I01 RX 002171, I01 RX 002174, and I01 RX 002170. Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Defense. / Created by VCU University Relations

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