ISU Meridian Health Science Center

ISU-Meridian’s Russell Spearman honored for TBI research

April 3, 2013

Idaho State University-Meridian’s Russell Spearman has received a 2013 Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Program Award for his work with TBI survivors and their families.

Spearman is a senior research associate in the Institute of Rural Health at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center.

The award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration honors Spearman for exemplary participation in the federal TBI program through mentorship, technical expertise and representation.

Russ has consistently supported and participated in the various aspects of the Federal TBI Program with great competency and boundless enthusiasm,” wrote HRSA.

 The federal agency also applauded Spearman for his development and implementation of Idaho’s TBI Virtual Program Center and Grand Rounds approach to public education and brain injury training, serving all areas of Idaho.



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