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'The Matt Duffin Show' - RHI Research Manager Elena Gillespie & Me

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ReoccuringTonight, Part II of a Multi Part Series on the Rehabilitaion Hospital of Indiana, of this nations top 3 facilitations of its kind.  I mean, they fixed me, didn't they?  
Tonight, we stay in the Research Department, walk outside Dr 'Dawn's' door and skip, (ok, hobble) down to Dr. Jim Malek's office.  Wait, doors closed, so he must be off saving the world.  But lets see who's door is open beside his (as usual), its the busy Elena Gillespie!  Let's bug her, she's used to me.  Elena is a Research Manager for the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, specializing in brain injury research and has been in research for over 20 years.  She is also the manager of the InterFACE Center, (Interaction and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion) we discussed last week.  InterFACE is a premier center nationally, to assess emotional dysregulation due to brain injury.  RIGHT HERE IN INDIANA!  Uh, IU does more than play basketball.  But, RHI's main research strategy is to focus on emotional changes after brain injury and how to teach patients how to successfully adjust to these changes.  Or, LIFE AS IT WILL BE - TBI-style.  
Elena's  own interest is in the use of meditative techniques to help teach patients how to remain calm and be happier in their daily lives.  I agree, but, well, Elena - what about me?  I'm always happy...

FLASH:  This just in via Phone - Eric, who moved following my accident, is stopping by the Milton Studio's on his way down south to the country of Kentucky this afternoon.  Friends since elementary school, and tavern's as well.  So, the wreck, Eric don't like to talk "about it",much,  thus the move.  But DUDE, I am alive, and you & Doug are the beginning of the reason!  (I'll turn my recorder on, he won't know...)