Traumatic Brain Injury public lecture Event as iCalendar

07 October 2016

6 - 7:30pm

Venue: AMRF Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland.

Host: Dr Hinemoa Elder

Cost: Free

Contact info: Frankie Favero

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Dr Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla

Meet our Visiting Seelye Fellow

The Centre for Brain Research and Brain Research New Zealand are extremely excited to be co-hosting the visit of Seelye Fellow Dr Juan Carlos Araugo-Lasprilla and facilitating the public lecture: “Short and long term functional, cognitive and neuro-behavioural outcomes in individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury”

Ikerbasque Research Professor Dr Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla is a Traumatic Brain Injury expert well-known in the US and abroad. He is the cultural competency coordinator for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's (NIDRR) Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems and co-director for the NIDRR-funded Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program.

Dr Arango-Lasprilla obtained his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain in 2002 and he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Laboratory at the Kessler Medical and Rehabilitation Research Center.

He became an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is currently a research assistant professor in the Department of PM&R at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr Arango-Lasprilla has been awarded numerous accolades for his work in the area of brain injury and cultural issues and has secured approximately $5 million dollars in grant funds, focused on work with culturally diverse populations.

He has been a guest editor for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation special issue: “Cultural Issues Related to Traumatic Brain Injury: Recent Research and New Frontiers” and “The role of race/ethnicity on outcomes after central nervous system injury” of the journal NeuroRehabilitation.

Over the past six years, Dr Arango-Lasprilla has conducted numerous research studies in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, and the US focused on understanding and addressing the psychological, emotional, and family needs of individuals with brain injury.

He received the American Psychological Association Presidential Latino Leadership Early Career Award in 2005 and the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey Founder's Award and the Colombian Psychological Society Excellence in Research Award in 2006, among others.

If you'd like to attend this fascinating public lecture, rsvp now via email to Frankie Favero.