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Professor, Joshua Sandry, Receives Grant For Brain Injury Research

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Dr. Joshua Sandry, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Cognition and Neurocognitive Disorders Research lab, was awarded a new $460,000 grant from the NJ Department of Health: NJ Commission on Brain Injury Research to investigate the functional neural markers of working and long-term memory impairment in individuals with traumatic brain injury. This brings the external funding awarded Dr. Sandry in support of his research lab, up to $1.3 million so far for this year.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in considerable difficulty learning and remembering new information and long-term memory impairment is one of the most common negative cognitive consequences of injury. Dr. Sandry’s research, Cognitive and Neural Mediators of Working and Long-Term Memory Impairment in TBI, will apply updated models from cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology to clarify the relationship between the medial temporal lobe, working memory and long-term memory impairment in TBI.