IU School of Medicine offers exceptional educational opportunities for individuals with an interest in TBI and who have completed their doctorate degree, including training in clinical neurophysiology, residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and fellowship training in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.
A national leader in in traumatic brain injury research, IU School of Medicine faculty investigators facilitate innovative projects and research aimed at better understanding causes of concussion, recovery and intervention to improve treatment and recovery.
In order to better understand the underlying mechanisms behind traumatic brain injury, active participation by the general population are key for the development of new approaches for the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of TBI.
Indiana University School of Medicine is home to one of 16 NIH-funded Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems Centers in the United States, providing the highest level of comprehensive and multidisciplinary rehabilitation care that encompasses emergency medical, acute medical, and post-acute services for individuals who have suffered a TBI.
Meet the Experts
Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
The Lamb Laboratory works on the basic science of Alzheimer’s disease with a focus on traumatic brain injury as an environmental modifier for the development of Alzheimer’s pathologies.
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Flora Hammond, MD, serves as the project director of the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, and her research and advocacy focuses on the long-term issues confronting individuals with disability and treatment effectiveness.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Tom McAllister, MD, has been working in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) for more than 25 years and has been the principal investigator on numerous TBI research grants.
NCAA and DoD Grand Alliance: CARE Consortium
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) established the NCAA-DoD grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium to enable the large-scale, multi-site study to shed light on the neurobiological mechanisms of concussion symptoms and trajectory of recovery. IU School of Medicine is one of 30 universities and military service academies across the country to participate in this $30 million study.
million people sustain a TBI each year
percent of TBIs result from a fall
percent of all injury deaths in the U.S. are associated with TBI
percent of TBIs each year are diagnosed as concussions