John F. Connolly


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Development of a Concussion Management Platform for Children and Youth: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice

2019/20-2020/21 • $354,456 • PI,CO,Other
Concussion is a major public health concern. Despite increased recognition of the serious health impacts of concussion, the number of injuries is rising. The presentation of symptoms after a concussion can have a significant impact on a child/youth's participation in daily life, including at...

Development of a Point of Care System for Automated Coma Prognosis

2018/19-2020/21 • $283,383 • PI,CO,Other
The Problem: Coma is a state of unconsciousness with a variety of causes. Traditional tests for coma outcome prediction are mainly based on a set of clinical observations (e.g., pupillary constriction). Recently however, event-related potentials (ERPs; which are transient electroencephalogram...

Systematic assessment of event-related potentials analyses for detecting consciousness and predicting recovery in disorders of consciousness

2019/20-2020/21 • $90,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Each year, over 20% of unresponsive patients in intensive care units (ICU) are not fully assessed to determine their neurofunctional state. Additionally, over 40% of unresponsive patients in neurological stepdown units (SDU) are actually misdiagnosed as unconscious because of their inability to...

Safely Returning Children and Youth to Activity After Concussion

2014/15-2016/17 • $591,518 • PI,CO
The decision regarding return to activity following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)/concussion is one of the most difficult and controversial areas in concussion management for adults and even more complicated for children and youth. Children who sustain a concussion are being provided with...

Communicating with unresponsive patients in critical care: using event-related potentials to enable interaction with family and health care professionals

2012/13-2015/16 • $130,209 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Communication in critical care settings is impossible for many patients as a result of either severe injury or life-sustaining measures used in intensive care. These conditions not only impede traditional methods of communication such as speech and gesture, they often result in fatigue, pain,...

Functional Neuroimaging of Visual Short-Term Memory in Normal and Damaged Brains Using Complementary Technologies

2010/11-2011/12 • $47,500 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Visual short-term memory (VSTM) is a critical component of many everyday cognitive functions. Recently, neuroimaging research has provided some insight into the neural bases of individual VSTM capacity. The proposed research project will combine functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),...

Assessment of language function in acquired brain injury using complementary brain imaging methods.

2010/11 • $17,500 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
The complementary aspects of electroencephalogram (EEG), to measure event-related brain potentials (ERP), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are synergized to provide unique insight into the distinguishable states of consciousness and self-awareness. This innovative combination of...

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