Brain Injury

NCAA and DoD Grand Alliance: CARE Consortium

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense established the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium to enable a large-scale, multi-site study of the neurobiological mechanisms of concussion symptoms and trajectory recovery. IU School of Medicine serves as the Administrative Core of the program, which includes 30 participating universities and military service academies across the country.

Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Center

Currently, 16 TBI Model Systems Centers exist in the United States, each providing comprehensive and multidisciplinary rehabilitation care that includes emergency medical, acute medical, and post-acute services. In addition to providing direct services, these centers play a pivotal role in building national capacity for high-quality treatment and research serving persons with traumatic brain injury, their families, and their communities. IU School of Medicine is proud to be one of the 16 funded sites in the United States.

BRAIN Center

The Brain Rehabilitation, Advanced Imaging, and Neuroscience (BRAIN) Center seeks to fill gaps in neuroscience on brain injury, neuroimaging, neurogenetics, outcome measurements, and intervention. An interdisciplinary team of researchers seeks to advance basic science and clinical knowledge to the next level of integration, translate the knowledge gained directly into clinical care for improved patient outcomes, and use the newly integrated knowledge to drive the leading edge of translational research.

InterFACE Center

The Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological, psychological, and developmental disorders. The InterFACE Center provides an evidence-based treatment approach in combination with state-of-the-art equipment in one lab not found anywhere else in the world. Located at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, this facility uses physiological monitoring, video recording, and eye-tracking technology to study emotions and interpersonal relationships affected by neurological disorders and injury.

2million people sustain a TBI each year

41percent of TBIs result from a fall

30percent of all injury deaths in the U.S. are associated with TBI

75percent of TBIs each year are diagnosed as concussions