Monday, February 25, 2013
The month of March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the MSKTC will be attending the Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. There will be a Brain Injury Awareness Fair from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm located on the 1st Floor Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building. During this event staff from MSKTC will display and highlight the work of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems and the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center. Also, in attendance will be representatives from Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System, UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, and New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The work of Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) is the focus of new article in The Atlantic. The article titled The Brain Injury Data Project: One Soldier's Story, focuses on the value of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 26 year investment in the TBIMS, resulting in longitudinal data that provide important guides to general and military TBI rehabilitation. The author cites the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center as "the gold standard for clinically describing the variations and possibilities in these patients' outcomes." Learn more about the TBIMS and the database.