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  • Writer's picturePam King Sams

TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center Releases Rehabilitation Research Highlights

The Brain Injury and Stroke Program has been designated a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS) by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) with $2.2 million in funding.

The NeuroRecovery Research Center will be the study site for collaborative research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the President’s National Robotics Initiative with funding through a grant of $1.17 million.

NIDRR awarded $3 million to the TBIMS to perform a 5-year study to determine whether the medicine donepezil is an effective treatment for memory deficits resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI).

TIRR Memorial Hermann is a data collection site for a large national study involving research groups across the country to collect data on 3,000 persons with TBI to improve knowledge of biomarkers, risk factors, outcomes, etc. in TBI to improve research and treatments for persons with TBI. This study is funded by NIH.

TIRR Memorial Hermann has a total of 15 full-time research investigators. Clinicians such as nurses, therapists and other staff also participate in research at TIRR. Meet the researchers.

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