TEAM TBI is a federally-funded research study at the University of Pittsburgh that investigates the complexity of brain injury, and how targeted interventional strategies may improve outcome and function.
After a 3-day evaluation, the study provides you with a customized Toolkit to complement your recommended plan, and follows you for 6 months. At the end of the follow-up period, you will return to the University of Pittsburgh for a repeat evaluation.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. No two TBIs are alike; the goal of the project is to identify individualized profiles of injuries to help inform future targeted treatment choices.
In the News
News report "Seeing the Brain's Broken Cables" by Bijal Trivedi (Discover Magazine, September 2015) details how University of Pittsburgh's advanced imaging aided diagnosis in civilian and military TBI. Imaging was able to show anatomical TBI induced brain damage. Being able to see the damage in the brain aids families in the healing process.