There are many events, activities, and other opportunities at Ohio State and partner organizations that are available to brain injury survivors and professionals. On this page, you will find a list of Ohio State research studies that are actively recruiting participants, as well as training and networking opportunities for professionals. Check back here for updates!

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Research Studies

Are you looking to get involved with research? Check out the wide variety of studies that are actively recruiting below! Please contact the respective teams with any questions/concerns.

Concussion Assessments in Virtual Environments


The purpose of this study is to determine how people recover following concussion and to determine why people have balance problems following concussion. We are recruiting participants with concussion as well as apparently healthy control participants without concussion. Each test session will last approximately 2 hours and you will be compensated $50 per session for transportation and time. During each test session, you will complete a brief concussion screening tool, which will ask about symptoms you are experiencing, an eye tracking test, and a balance and gait assessment in virtual reality. During the balance and gait assessment, we will place small reflective markers at various points on your body (using stickers). We will ask that you return to the lab for a total of three sessions for repeat testing.

Laying the Groundwork for Personalized Medicine in Aphasia Therapy: Genetic and Cognitive Predictors of Restorative Treatment Response

Picture Demonstrating Language Therapy

The Ohio State University Aphasia Laboratory is seeking participants for their current NIH-funded study. This study is mostly virtual and includes a free language therapy for people with post-stroke aphasia (language impairments following brain injury). We are currently looking for people who meet the following criteria:

- Between 18-75

- No contraindications for an MRI

- Native English speaker

- Has had a single left-hemisphere stroke

Please contact us by phone (614) 247-1982, email us at, or complete an interest form on our website (

Implementation of Traumatic Brain Injury Screening in Behavioral Healthcare Organizations

We are seeking licensed behavioral health providers in the United States (e.g., psychologists, social workers, counselors) who are currently working with clients in behavioral healthcare settings to participate in this NIH study. You will watch a 30-minute video on how to screen for TBI using the Ohio State University TBI Identification Method (OSU TBI-ID), and then complete a 15-minute survey pertaining to your attitudes toward and intentions to screen for TBI over the next month. You are not required to use this screening method should you choose to participate in this study. Providers will receive 1 Free CEU for participation and be entered into a raffle to win a gift card. If you are a behavioral health provider who is interested in this study, please contact Kathryn A. Coxe at Please pass along to friends or colleagues who might be interested in participating!

Using Virtual Technologies to Prevent Injuries in Adolescents with TBI/ABI

We are inviting adolescents (12-17 yrs.) with acquired brain injury (ABI) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), and parents/caregivers of adolescents with ABI/TBI to participate in a qualitative research study about improving home safety and innovative technology for adolescents with ABI/TBI. You will participate in an individual interview or focus group with other adolescents or parents/caregivers and you will be asked to share your experiences and perspectives with home safety, answer researcher questions, and try a virtual simulation game. Your participation in this study is voluntary. This study will occur over a video conference software or in-person at your convenience. The time commitment will be about 2 hours total over 1 or 2 sessions. A $50.00 gift card will be provided. Please contact Sarah Anderson (, 610-737-4187) to see if you are eligible to participate and to schedule your session! Please pass along to friends or colleagues who might be interested in participating.

Pilot Study for Empowering Survivors of Chronic Brain Injury to Be Physically Literate and Active for All Years (CBI-PLAAY)

We are looking for volunteers who experienced a moderate or severe brain injury to learn more about their physical activity after brain injury. If you have had a brain injury and participated in physical therapy services following it, you may be eligible. Contact Timothy Rethorn: to connect with our research team and learn more. If you are eligible, you will be compensated for your time.

Open Positions & Job Postings

Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD - Postdoctoral Position

​A postdoctoral position is available working in the laboratory of Hiroki Taniguchi Ph.D., an associate professor at OSU. Our research focus is on understanding the mechanisms underlying development and structural plasticity of cortical inhibitory circuits as well as the relationship between structural remodeling of cortical interneurons and brain disorders caused by injury or cancer. To address these questions, we employ mouse genetics, molecular biology, virology, genomics, imaging techniques, and behavioral analysis. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who have experiences in mouse genetics, mouse behavior, two-photon imaging, electrophysiology, RNA-sequencing/analysis, and cancer biology.

  • References
    • Taniguchi et al.,Neuron, 2011
    • Taniguchi et al.,Science, 2013
    • Taniguchi et al.,Front. Cell. Neurosci, 2014
    • Steinecke et al., eNeuro, 2017
    • Yetman et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2019
    • Steinecke et al., Cell Reports, 2019
    • Hayano et al., Science Advances, 2021.
  • Application and required documents
    • Complete CV including a publication list, experimental skills and contact information on 3 reference persons
    • Description of current and previous research summary (1-2 page)
    • Description of the reason why you apply and what you want to do (1-2 page)
    • The documents should be sent to Hiroki Taniguchi, Ph.D.
    • Contact prior to application is welcome.
    • E-mail:
Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD - Research Technician Position

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory of Hiroki Taniguchi at OSU. We study development and plasticity of inhibitory neuronal circuits, which play a key role in normal brain function. The employee will provide technical assistance in ongoing research in the lab and be responsible for the day-to-day managerial duties of the lab. The successful candidate must work well in a team environment and possess excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills.

  • BS/BA and 1-5 years lab experience or MS in Biology or related field.
    • Please include a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references in your application.
  • Provide interface between lab members and animal facility staff regarding animal husbandry, ordering and record-keeping
  • Order, receive, document and stock laboratory supplies, chemicals and equipment
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties
  • Prepare standard laboratory solutions and maintain chemical stocks
  • Prepare DNA plasmids
  • Perform standard DNA cloning
  • Perform animal surgeries, involving viral injections and in utero electroporation
  • Maintain mouse colonies
  • Determine genotypes using standard PCR techniques
  • Perform transcardial perfusions, brain sectioning, histological tissue processing, and immunostaining

Faculty & Staff Opportunities

Opportunities w/ Deadlines:

  • NIH Funding Opportunities
    • Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) – Sponsor: National Institutes of Health/DHHS
  • 39th Annual National Neurotrauma Society Symposium
    • Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel - Atlanta, Georgia, June 26 to June 29, 2022. More info
    • NNS 2022 In-Person Event: Evolution of Neurotrauma Research, Past, Present and Future, including the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
  • SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention
    • The fellowship recognizes, assists and trains students working on research or practice-based projects in unintentional injury prevention from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences. Apply
    • More Information
      • Communicating Science - Discovery is crucial to science
        • To tell the story of your research in a way that connects with the listener, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) presents, Tools of the Trade: Communicating Science.
        • This five-part series will provide practical and implementable skills to biomedical researchers to help them communicate their research. Sessions will be held throughout the months of April and May in a virtual format.
        • Questions? Contact:

      Ongoing Opportunities:

      • FREE Open access 2022 publications in T&F journals
        • ​​​​​​​If you're a corresponding author affiliated with The Ohio State University, you can now choose to make your articles gold open access (OA) in Taylor & Francis Group journals without needing to pay an article publishing charge. More information

      • An 'invisible epidemic': Survivors of domestic violence on living with traumatic brain injury
        • ​​​​​​​ Listen to NPR's OnPoint recording featuring Rachel Ramirez, Director of the Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury and Eve Valera, PhD, Associate Professor Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital. Rachel and Eve have been CBI partners on numerous projects and continue to be advocates for domestic violence survivors who have suffered brain injuries.
      • Mind Over Matter (M.O.M) – A Veteran Driven Roadmap to Research on Traumatic Brain Injury
        • ​​​​​​​M.O.M. provides a platform that gives veterans with a mTBI and their caregivers an active voice in developing a pathway for increasing relevance to mTBI patient-centered outcomes research. Join the next Think Tank Meeting or ask questions by contacting Project Manager – S. Juliana Moreno:
      • Concussion Webcast
        • Andrew Sas, MD, PhD (Neurology) and Kevin Weber, MD, MHA (Neurology)

        • View Webcast: and click on view webcasts on the bottom left corner of the home page. CME credit available if you are registered with CCME and complete post-test. You do not need to be registered to view webcast.

      Mind Over Matter (M.O.M) Flyer