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Ohio Regional Model System


The Ohio Regional TBI Model System was selected to continue as a TBI Model Systems Center through 2022 (NIDILRR #90DPTB0001, 9/30/17-9/29/22). The Ohio Regional TBI Model System is located in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Ohio State University Medical Center. 

Jennifer Bogner is the principal investigator, John Corrigan is the co-principal investigator and Sheital Bavishi is the medical director. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team at Dodd Hall plays a pivotal role in supporting this research, as do the trauma services of the Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, OhioHealth’s Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Mount Carmel Health System.

The Ohio Regional TBI Model System was first funded in 1997, and is the longest continuously funded TBI Model System in the country. During that time, Ohio State has recruited more than 1,150 patients into a national dataset that follows people from their injury throughout their lifespan.

Participants in the TBI Model System research program are recruited from the Brain Injury Unit at the Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Unit at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, which is part of the Mercy Health system. St. Rita’s Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Unit is the primary provider of inpatient rehabilitation services for a 10-county region in northwest Ohio. The addition of St. Rita’s to the Ohio Regional TBI Model System is new for this 5-year grant, and will assure that research participants are representative of both metropolitan and rural communities.

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.