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OVC Reaches Significant Milestone as a TBI Model System


Staff at the Ohio Valley Center (OVC) for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has just reached a significant milestone in their Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain injury Model System (ORTBIMS) research. The OVC team has recruited and enrolled their 900th participant into this very important longitudinal study.

The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Program is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, to improve care and outcomes for individuals with TBI. Currently, there are 16 TBIMS centers, each providing a multidisciplinary system of rehabilitation care, including emergency medical, acute medical, and post-acute services. In addition to providing direct services, these centers play a pivotal role in building the national capacity for high-quality treatment and research serving persons with TBI, their families and the communities in which they reside.

The faculty for the ORTBIMS includes John D. Corrigan, PhD (Principal Investigator), Jennifer Bogner, PhD (co-Principal Investigator), W. Jerry Mysiw, MD (Medical Director), and Joseph Rosenthal, MD (co-Investigator). The TBI Rehabilitation Team at Dodd Hall plays a pivotal role in supporting this research, as do the trauma services of the Wexner Medical Center, Ohio Health’s Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Mount Carmel Health System.

Please join us in celebrating this considerable achievement and important contribution to the research!

More information regarding this research can be found on the Model Systems webpage.

Please contact Monica Lichi, Program Director, with any questions.

This website has been funded with financial assistance from Grant #H133A120086 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for the current funding period of 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017.