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New Injury Control Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Established at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Congratulations to New York City's Mount Sinai School of Medicine for being designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  as its newest Injury Control Research Center (ICRC). The new center will conduct research on persons with traumatic brain injuries in order to better understand the consequences of their injury and to help enhance the quality of their lives.

CDC’s Injury Control Research Centers (ICRC) are located at 13 universities throughout the United States. At each ICRC, scientists from a wide spectrum of disciplines focus upon discovering how to prevent and control injuries more effectively. They also work to identify critical knowledge gaps in injury risk and protection and also conduct research to address these gaps.

This network of ICRCs also provide technical assistance to injury prevention and control programs within their geographic region. At the Mount Sinai ICRC the focus will be only TBI, including concussion, while other centers focus on other disabilities.

Mount Sinai’s new Center will evaluate promising treatments that address many of the consequences of brain injury, such as impaired cognitive functioning, mood disturbances, and emotional difficulties. The Center will help better identify people with brain injury, and their needs and problems. Lastly, it will look at improving community integration and functioning, and will help educate those most affected by TBI.

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