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Loyola Clinical Centers awarded $50K grant from Stulman Foundation to support brain injury and disorder services

October 15, 2012 | By Nick Alexopulos

The Loyola University Maryland Clinical Centers (LCC) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation to support the LCC’s brain injury and brain disorders rehabilitation services.

The award will support faculty members who train graduate student service providers and enable talented graduate students to participate in clinical fellowships and graduate assistantships. The LCC will also use the award to add neuropsychological expertise to the Centers’ interdisciplinary team that provides assessment and treatment for individuals with brain injuries and disorders, thus expanding the range of clients served.

“I am incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Stulman Charitable Foundation and its recognition of our commitment to offering our growing client base the coordinated, cost-effective, interdisciplinary care that is essential for them and their families as they strive to achieve a better quality of life,” said Janet Simon Schreck, executive director of the LCC.

After acute-care hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation services, adults with brain injury and brain disorders still have critical care needs but often lack the insurance coverage to afford continuity of treatment. It is also difficult to find all of the necessary services under one roof.

The LCC offers solutions to both of these issues with an affordable sliding fee scale and a wrap-around treatment program. The interdisciplinary team at the LCC has the expertise to clearly identify the strengths and weaknesses of each client with a brain injury or disorder and connect those clients with appropriate therapies that can produce measurable, meaningful improvements in memory, attention, communication, and quality of life. Clients regularly receive these services at an average discount of 65 percent based on financial need.

The LCC’s clinical services for adults with brain injury and brain disorders treat progressive neurological disorders, early onset dementia, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Plans are in place to expand this population to include post-concussion athletes and extend the rehabilitation program to include vocational and life skills.

An Oct. 23 lecture by author and CBS This Morning correspondent Lee Woodruff will highlight the LCC’s burgeoning focus on adult brain injury and disorder care. Woodruff and her husband, journalist and traumatic brain injury survivor Bob Woodruff, are founders of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which assists wounded service members and their families in receiving long-term care and helps them successfully reintegrate into their communities.

About the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation:
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation was founded in 2001. The foundation supports work in three main areas: mental health, health, and aging, with particular emphasis on access to services and improvement of care for underserved or disadvantaged populations. The foundation makes grants throughout the state of Maryland, with the majority of grants benefitting the Baltimore metropolitan area.

About the Loyola Clinical Centers:
The Loyola Clinical Centers provides state-of-the-art facilities and treatment for people experiencing difficulties in the areas of psychology, pastoral counseling, literacy, hearing, speech, and language. The LCC operates from three locations: Loyola Clinical Centers Belvedere Square and Loyola/Notre Dame Library in Baltimore City, and Loyola’s Columbia Graduate Center in Howard County, Md. Services are also provided off-site through partnerships with schools and community agencies. From these locations, the LCC is devoted to wellness in every aspect—from wellness of an individual or a family, to wellness of the community as a whole. Operating under the auspices of Loyola University Maryland, the LCC provides hands-on clinical training to Loyola graduate students; supplies affordable, quality care to underserved members of the greater Baltimore community; and engages in research and scholarship. The collaboration among community, students, and expert clinicians at the LCC shows that integrated care is truly a benefit for everyone.

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