Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) to Restore Function After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

This project will involve On With Life subjects who have sustained severe traumatic brain injury and who are no more than one year post-injury, in order to examine the effect of rTMS, an innovative and “cutting-edge” magnetic field intervention which has shown, and now in human subjects, greater improvements in cognitive recovery in a number of areas over time compared with a control group. Subjects will be transported to, treated, and assessed at Northwestern University/Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. Follow-up assessment by On With Life staff will occur following subjects’ returns to On With Life, with all follow-up data being provided to the primary researcher, Dr. Pape. This study will involve a granteeship provided to On With Life through the grant funding awarded to Dr. Pape and her team, under the aegis of On With Life’s Director of Neuropsychology, Psychology, and Clinical Counseling Services and Research Coordinator, Dr. David Demarest.

Primary Investigator: Theresa Pape, Dr.P.H.
Sponsoring Sites: Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Northwestern University, Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital