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  • TBI Milestone: Research Program Enrolls 15,000 Participants

    By Deborah Bailin, DVBIC Public Affairs on August 17, 2016

    Read the full story: TBI Milestone: Research Program Enrolls 15,000 Participants
    U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miguel Lara III

    For scientists who study traumatic brain injury (TBI), July was a significant month for the future of TBI research: the TBI Model Systems (TBIMS) National Database study reached 15,000 participants.

    The database collects standardized recovery and outcomes data on patients with TBIs serious enough to require hospitalization. The data includes information about pre-injury conditions, the injury itself, acute care and rehabilitation. Follow-up occurs at one, two and five years after the injury, and every five years thereafter up to 25 years.

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