2018.04.06 - Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions (Jessica Gill)
From Margaret Celebrezze
Our keynote speaker is Jessica Gill, PhD, RN who will present Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions. She is an investigator at the National Institutes of Health and Co-Director of the Clinical Biomarkers Core for the Center for Neurosciences and Regenerative Medicine. Her work examines biological mechanisms of traumatic brain injury and related co-morbidities including post-traumatic stress disorder, post-concussive disorder, depression and neurological deficits. Her research focus is to use biomarkers to better understand the mechanisms that contribute to poor recovery from brain injuries and to design novel interventions to improve recovery. Dr. Gill is a Lasker Clinical Research Scholar at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and leads biomarker studies across the country to improve the health and well being of athletes, military personnel and civilians who sustain brain injuries.