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Building Research Initiatives by Developing Group Effort (Project BRIDGE)

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People with aphasia and their families should have a voice in the research that is about them. Project BRIDGE is a unique project that is giving people with aphasia, their families, clinicians, and researchers the tools to collaborate on research teams. Everything we learn about collaboration in this project can help the estimated 14% of the U.S. population with communication disabilities, and the roughly 8% of Americans with limited English. You can participate by completing our webinars and attending our conference.

Researchers Dr. Alejandro Brice and Dr. Jackie Hinckley with the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Voices of Hope for Aphasia were awarded a $235,000 conference program grant that will bring together people with aphasia, their families, aphasia clinicians, and researchers.

The purposes of this two-year conference project are to:

  1. provide webinars/training to researchers on incorporating consumers with aphasia into research collaborations;
  2. provide webinars/training to prepare consumers with aphasia to interact with research and researchers;
  3. create research teams consisting of researchers and consumers that will be formed at a conference in October 2018;
  4. provide follow-up to the research teams to facilitate their interaction and productivity.

Everything we learn about collaboration in this project can help the estimated 14% of the U.S. population with communication disabilities, and the roughly 8% of Americans with limited English. You can participate by completing our webinars and attending our conference. People with aphasia and their families, and aphasia researchers, who complete the webinar series will be eligible for a travel stipend to cover travel costs to attend the conference.

 

The conference occurred on October 19 & 20, 2018 in St Petersburg, FL

You can read a transcript, see the slides, and see pictures of what happened at the conference. Click on the links below:

Overview and Executive Summary

Listen → Overview and Executive Summary
Narrated by Gregor Hinckley (hinckley.gregor@gmail.comsoundcloud)

Read about the BRIDGE artwork here

Day 1: Keynote Speaker, Lisa Stewart, Engagement Officer, PCORI

Day 1: Panel Discussion: Audrey Holland, Ph.D.

Day 1: Panel Discussion: Kathryn Yorkston, Ph.D.

Day 1: Panel Discussion: Jackie Hinckley, Ph.D. and Audience Questions

Day 1: Explore Topics

Day 2: Research Rounds

 

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

 

Voices of Hope Aphasia

This project is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (Contract # EAIN-7111).

 


 Contact

For any questions about the project BRIDGE, please email FLAaphasia@gmail.com

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