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IN HONOR OF MITCH ROSENTHAL
1949 2007

The brain injury field and community of people affected by it have lost a special pioneer and leader, advocate and friend. Mitch Rosenthal, PhD, ABPP, passed away on May 31, 2007 at the age of 58 due to complications after cardiac surgery.

Mr. Rosenthal had a career of great achievements in brain injury rehabilitation. Most recently he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation and Professor Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was part of the small group of founders of the National Head Injury Foundation, now known as the Brain Injury Association of America. The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey was also honored to have Mitch served on their Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2004.

 

Of the 1.4 million TBI victims each year:
50,000 die;
235,000 are hospitalized; and
1.1 million are treated and then released from an emergency department


LEADING CAUSES
OF  TBI:

  • Motor vehicle-traffic  crashes

  • Falls

  • Struck by or against events

  • Assaults

 

 

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