TBI Research

TBI Model Systems (see the following three associated websites below)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) National Data and Statistical Center (TBINDSC)
The coordinating center for the TBI National Data and Statistical Center website is Craig Hospital. The primary purpose of the TBINDSC is to advance medical rehabilitation by increasing the rigor and efficiency of scientific efforts to longitudinally assess the experience of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)
The coordinating center for the MSKTC website is the University of Washington. MSKTC is a national center that works to put research into practice to serve the needs of people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries (SCI), and burn injuries (Burn).

Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI)
COMBI is an online resource for those needing detailed information and support in regard to outcome measures for brain injuries. The COMBI website is being coordinated by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration (TBIRC)
The Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration is a collaborative research effort emerging from the Big Ten, whose mission is to better understand the causes and effects of sport-related concussion and head injuries.

Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI)
The aim of this study is to test and refine Common Data Elements (CDEs), neuroimaging standards, and best practices for genetics and proteomics in TBI studies.

Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research Informatics System (FITBIR)
The Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) informatics system was developed to share data across the entire TBI research field and to facilitate collaboration between laboratories, as well as interconnectivity with other informatics platforms.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs' Psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program
Key priorities of the PH/TBI Research Program are to complement ongoing DoD efforts to ensure the health and readiness of our military forces and to support the Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence in its efforts to advance and spread PH/TBI knowledge, enhance clinical and management approaches and facilitate other vital services to best serve the needs of warrior families affected by PH problems or TBI.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury Information
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts TBI research in its laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and also supports TBI research through grants to major medical institutions across the country. This research involves studies in the laboratory and in clinical settings to better understand TBI and the biological mechanisms underlying damage to the brain.

TBI General/Medical

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
The mission of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) is to improve the lives of our nation’s Service members, families and Veterans by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury. DCoE strives to be the trusted source and advocate for psychological health and traumatic brain injury knowledge and standards for the Department of Defense, and profoundly improve the system of care.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is a part of the U.S. military health system. Specifically, it is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). DVBIC's mission is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and Veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with the DoD, military services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI. DVBIC treats, supports, trains and monitors Service members, Veterans, family members and providers who have been, or care for those who are, affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury Research
NINDS supports research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) to advance knowledge on mechanisms of injury and recovery, and to develop better diagnostic tools and more effective treatments. This site describes that research.

CDC A-Z Index: Traumatic Brain Injury - Injury Center
CDC’s Traumatic Brain Injury website for medical providers, youth sports teams, and the general public. Topics include concussion and mild TBI, severe TBI, concussion in sports, statistics, long-term outcomes, potential effects, causes and risk groups, reports and fact sheets, social and new media, clinical diagnosis and management, prevention, recent research, and upcoming events.

Make the Connection: Shared Experiences and Support for Veterans (Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury)
This site provides shared experiences, resources, symptoms, and support for Veterans and active duty military with TBI, and their family, friends, and partners/clinicians.

BrainLine.org: Traumatic Brain Injury Resource
BrainLine.org is a free educational website, provides authoritative information about brain injury symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. For people living with a brain injury, their families, and professionals in the field, BrainLine also offers an online community of support through its social networking sites.

BrainLineMilitary.org: Traumatic Brain Injury Resource for Military Populations
BrainLineMilitary.org provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury to Veterans; Service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve; and their families.

Brain Injury Association of America
The mission of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. General advocacy and information website.

VA Traumatic Brain Injury Veterans Health Initiative
This website is a resource for clinicians to learn about caring for Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI)

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Report to Congress, Traumatic Brain Injury In the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation

PTSD Research

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Consortium (Intrust)
The overarching goal of the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Consortium is to combine the efforts of the nation's leading investigators to bring to market novel treatments or interventions that will ultimately decrease the impact of military-relevant psychological health problems and TBI.

South Texas Research Organization Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR)
The South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, or STRONG STAR, is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium funded by U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in active-duty military personnel and recently discharged Veterans.

PTSD General/Medical

Make the Connection
Honest and candid descriptions from Veterans of what life was like for them with PTS, how they learned they had PTSD and their path to recovery.

Military Pathways
This website provides a screening program to test if symptoms of PTSD and other common mental health disorders exist that would benefit from further evaluation or treatment.

Military One Source
This website is designed to help one to recognize and get help for this disorder, and to find out more about the causes, symptoms and many available treatment options.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD and work to ensure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma. Describes the research, educational and outreach efforts at the National Center for PTSD.