New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (NYTBIMS) provides a comprehensive program of healthcare to meet the diverse needs of persons who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. The NY TBI Model System is one of 16 in the U.S. and the only one in the New York metropolitan area. Model Systems are provided funding by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, within the U.S. Department of Education. The research program of the NY TBI Model System currently includes two research projects: one focuses on alleviation of post-TBI depression and the second on fatigue after traumatic brain injury.
Mount Sinai Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) is located within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Icahn School of Medicine. The major theme of the MS-ICRC is enhancing quality of life of individuals who have experienced TBI. The sole focus is on secondary and tertiary prevention, that is, on minimizing the effects of injury once a person has experienced a TBI. The research program is aimed at developing: (1) better rehabilitation interventions, (2) an approach to better identify those individuals with "hidden" TBI, and (3) a method to identify the long-term needs of individuals with TBI. Additionally, funds are available to support seed projects, as a means of bolstering the injury control structure of researchers within New York and the surrounding region.