mTBI Extramural Research Awardees Announced
Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) announced two new awards for extramural research cooperative agreements starting in fiscal year 2018 (RFA-CE-18-003). The Injury Center requested applications to rigorously evaluate a clinical intervention in primary care and/or emergency departments to improve diagnosis, management, and treatment of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) using an experimental or quasi-experimental design. Outcomes of this research include identification of interventions that can be implemented broadly in health systems across the country. Awards are approximately $550,000 per year and are 4 years in duration.
- Principal Investigator – Dr. David Wright
- Institution – Emory University
- Title – Promoting Recovery in Children Who Sustain a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: The TBI Evaluation and Management Team (TEaM)
- Summary – The primary aim of this study is to demonstrate that evidence-based practice and education for the patient, caregivers, clinical providers, and schools is feasible and will promote recovery following a mild TBI in children and adolescents presenting to emergency departments, urgent care facilities, and primary care practices.
- Principal Investigator – Dr. Danny Thomas
- Institution – Medical College of Wisconsin
- Title – Active Injury Management (AIM) After Pediatric Concussion
- Summary – The objective of this study is to determine the benefit if prescribed low intensity physical activity, behavioral management, or both, versus standard rest in acute concussion patients presenting to the emergency department.
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