NICHD Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Information

NICHD is one of several federal agencies that support and conduct TBI research. The institute’s research portfolio includes projects on prevention, diagnostic and imaging tools, the biological and biochemical mechanisms of TBI, treatment methods, and therapeutic interventions. NICHD’s efforts also include research on TBI’s secondary symptoms and conditions, such as depression and reduced motor function.

Through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) within NICHD, the institute also helps to coordinate rehabilitation research strategies and activities, including efforts related to TBI, across NIH and other HHS agencies. The Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB), within NICHD’s Division of Extramural Research, supports research on the care of children with mild to life-threatening TBI across the continuum of care.

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