Brain Injury Research Group (BIRG)

Our mission is to conduct basic and applied research into the cognition and language of healthy aging adults and adults who sustained a brain injury due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, or progressive neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. BIRG’s goals include (a) advancing our knowledge about the effect of aging and brain injury on cognition and language, and (b) using this knowledge to improve assessments and rehabilitation techniques for individuals with brain injury.

About

BIRG was established in February 2018 among faculty from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to coordinate research into acquired neurogenic communication disorders. The faculty have expertise in the assessment and intervention of cognition and language for the following disorders:

  • Aphasia
  • Dementia
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic Brain injury

Contacts

Stephen Kintz, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology
Email: sgkintz@ualr.edu

Dana Moser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Health Professions
Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology
Email: drmoser@uams.edu