The Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai (BIRC-MS) is committed to discovering treatments that will enhance quality of life for those living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). In several recent studies, we have evaluated the effectiveness of interventions to improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning in people with brain injuries. Our research has greatly expanded the medical community’s understanding of the long-term challenges of living with TBI and the best approaches to leading better lives after injury.
Established in 1987, the Brain Injury Research Center is one of 16 Model Systems across the United States funded by the National Institutes on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Each Model System provides the highest level of comprehensive and multidisciplinary rehabilitation care in the field. The BIRC-MS is also a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-funded Injury Control Research Center. Conducting research in all three core phases of injury control (prevention, acute care, and rehabilitation), the Center serves as both a training and information hub for the public.