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Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair

Today there are no treatments available to halt the progressive damage initiated by brain trauma. Yet there is hope, based largely on exciting, groundbreaking research at the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair (CBIR) at Penn Medicine.

The Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair (previously called the Head Injury Center) has been in existence for more than 30 years and is one of only five designated Brain Injury Centers nationwide, an honor bestowed by the National Institutes of Health.

More than 20 principal investigators and their research personnel form the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair. They represent a diversity of disciplines that span:

  • Bioengineering
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The CBIR team is one of the strongest, most integrated research teams in the world. Working in a highly collaborative environment, researchers are studying ways to significantly improve the quality of life for people suffering from traumatic brain injury and to prevent the "secondary" or delayed injuries that are initiated by brain trauma.

Learn more about Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair