CDC-funded research aims to improve children's recovery from mild traumatic brain injury
A team of emergency medicine researchers and clinical providers at Emory University School of Medicine will use new funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate a clinical toolkit aimed at improving recovery in children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
The four-year research project, funded by a $550,000 grant from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, will engage patients, caregivers, clinical providers and schools in studying and refining an Emory-developed TBI Evaluation and Management (TEaM) Toolkit aimed at better diagnosis, management and treatment of mTBI. When the project is complete, the Emory team plans to implement their toolkit in health systems across the country.
NS faculty member Dr. David Wright is the principal investigator of the grant.