At UF, we offer comprehensive traumatic brain injury (TBI) care and this reflects on the scope of the active clinical studies.
Some studies are “registry” studies, these studies follow the patients with TBI over time and use the data collected for a better understanding of care needs and correlating outcomes with exam and history features. Other studies evaluate the functional (gait, dexterity) and the cognitive (memory and thinking) changes. Still others evaluate the changes on brain imaging associated with TBI.
Collaborations exist with basic science researchers in the evaluation and correlation of biomarkers with diagnoses and outcomes.
There are initiatives utilizing technology devices to include helmet sensors and diagnostic technologies in collaboration with industry such as rapid EEG (BrainScope).
There is collaboration as a study site of the NCAA CARE Consortium (part of the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance)
Contact Jennifer Steshyn Jennifer.Steshyn@neurology.ufl.edu for more information.