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My Life As A Research Assistant: Silvio Lavrador on Traumatic Brain Injury Data Collection at Kessler Foundation
*** Originally recorded on April 14, 2016, updated September 25, 2020. ***
*** Silvio is currently a Realtor/Marketing Director for Realty 33 in Northern New Jersey.***
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Welcome to our podcast series, “My Life As A Research Assistant”. This series is brought to you by Kessler Foundation, where we are changing the lives of people with disabilities.
Research assistants are on the front lines of our research studies—collecting data, conducting interviews, testing subjects—and are the face of Kessler Foundation to our research study participants. In 2020, Kessler Foundation was ranked among one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For and Best Places to Work in New Jersey (kesslerfoundation.org/press-release/…ork-new-jersey)!
Throughout this series, we’ll meet up with research assistants from our centers for mobility, spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neuroscience and neuropsychology who have been with the Foundation for over a year, and some who are now senior research assistants, nurses, medical students, graduate students, and post docs, and those who applied their experience to other professions.
In this episode, I met up with Silvio Lavrador who worked for four and a half years as a research assistant in our Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research. Early on, he worked with interventions for clinical trials for studies looking to improve memory and cognition and then with the TBI model systems. Currently, Silvio is a Realtor/Marketing Director for Realty 33 Northern New Jersey. Listen in as Silvio talks to Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation about his experience at the Foundation.
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This podcast was recorded on, April 14, 2016 at 300 Executive Drive, West Orange, NJ and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.