The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) program is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. TBIMS supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational, and other services designed to meet the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury.

NIDILRR awards TBI Model Systems grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care. These institutions provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services from the point of injury through eventual re-entry into full community life. They award grants in five-year cycles with the current cycle of 2012-2017.

Each TBI Model System contributes to the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center (TBINDSC). Each institute with a TBI Model System grant participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with TBI and their families, caregivers, and friends; health care professionals; and the general public.

The New York Traumatic Brain Injury (NY TBI) Model System is housed in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The NY TBI Model System’s comprehensive care includes emergency medical services provided by New York City. Acute care is provided by the Mount Sinai Health System, NYC Health and Hospitals, New York Presbyterian Healthcare System, NYU Langone Medical Center, Northwell Health, Montefiore Medical Center, and St. Barnabas Hospital. Specialized TBI Rehabilitation services and long-term outpatient care is provided by the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Research Projects

The research program of the New York TBI Model System includes two current projects that focus on alleviating post-TBI fatigue. Another project that has been completed aimed at helping individuals with TBI to better regulate their emotions.

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