BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ADOPTS JOURNAL OF HEAD TRAUMA REHABILITATION

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ADOPTS JOURNAL OF HEAD TRAUMA REHABILITATION

Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 26-Nov-2008

Two highly respected leaders team up to improve clinical management and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury.

Vienna, VA, November 20, 2008 – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW) today entered an agreement that designates the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR) as BIAA’s official scholarly journal beginning January 1, 2009.

“As the nationwide voice of brain injury, our goal is to put timely, relevant research findings into the hands of brain injury clinicians and business leaders as well as policy makers and the media,” said Susan Connors, BIAA President and CEO.

The partnership with LWW ensures that each new member of BIAA’s Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists will receive a one-year subscription to the leading, peer-reviewed publication in brain injury. Renewing certificants will have an opportunity to subscribe to JHTR at discounted rates. Connors added, “In time, we hope to make JHTR available at discounted rates to members of BIAA’s newly formed Business & Professional Council and to individuals who are members of BIAA’s chartered state affiliates.”

“JHTR has led the way in brain injury treatment research and practice for nearly 25 years,” noted Sandra Kasko, JHTR Publisher. “JHTR is ranked #1 in rehabilitation by the Institute for Scientific Information’s 2007 Journal Citation Report. LWW is pleased to partner with BIAA to provide this essential resource.”

The Journal is comprised of feature articles, brief reports, pharmacological updates, legislative and public policy news, columns on ethics, book reviews, and more. Four of the six issues published each year focus on a subject of importance to the practitioner. The remaining two focus on a variety of clinical practice and research topics. In concert with BIAA’s adoption of JHTR, the Association will introduce the Mitch Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Series in 2009. The Rosenthal Lectures, delivered via teleconference and webinars, will be drawn from each issue’s content.

John D. Corrigan, PhD, ABPP, of The Ohio State University, and Nathaniel H. Mayer, MD, of the Drucker Brain Injury Center at MossRehab Hospital and also Temple University School of Medicine, are JHTR’s Editors. Corrigan noted, “BIAA and JHTR are two of the nation’s oldest, most respected names in the brain injury field. This partnership will extend the good work both organizations do to improve care for individuals with brain injury. Honoring my friend and colleague Mitch Rosenthal makes the collaboration even better.”

About the Brain Injury Association of America
Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America is the voice of brain injury. BIAA and its nationwide network of state affiliates provide help, hope and healing to the millions of Americans who live with a lifelong disability as a result of brain injury, as well as their families and the researchers, clinicians and professionals who provide treatment and long-term care. For more information about brain injury or the BIAA, visit www.biausa.org.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (www.LWW.com) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

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