Center for Brain Injury and Repair
University of Pennsylvania

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Research Mission: From Bench to Bedside

Traumatic brain injury is a complicated condition with wide variations in both severity and types of injury. Therefore, we have assembled a diverse and highly collaborative team to address the full spectrum of traumatic brain injuries. With this multi-disciplined approach, we have uncovered several important cellular and molecular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury. We have found that all forms of brain trauma share some of these mechanisms, while others are unique to specific brain injury circumstances. Our Center is using this information to improve management of patients acutely following brain injury, and for patients with long-lasting dysfunction.

Yet the greatest challenge still lies ahead: to find specific therapies for all types of traumatic brain injury. With continued financial support, we expect to make a significant and lasting contribution to the successful treatment of brain trauma.