Pitt physician Dr. David Okonkwo is currently leading a clinical trial of adult patients with a history of TBI or blast exposure for the Targeted Evaluation, Action, and Monitoring of Traumatic Brain Injury (TEAM-TBI). The goal of TEAM-TBI is to determine... View »
TEAM-TBI: Targeted Evaluation, Action, and Monitoring of Traumatic Brain Injury
David Okonkwo, MD, PhD
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has impacted countless warriors in Afghanistan and Iraq, and will likely exceed half a million injuries before US withdrawals are complete. An estimated 3.2 to 5.3 million people in the United States live with the long-term physical, cognitive, and psychological health disabilities of TBI. Recent efforts have increased our understanding of the pathophysiology of TBI; however, these advances have failed to translate into a single successful clinical trial or treatment to date, and the heterogeneity of TBI is a large factor among many for TBI research to unravel. There is an urgent, critical need for specific diagnosis and effective rehabilitation to improve the lives of those living with a TBI based on individual patient symptomatology, and doctors at Pitt are working on exciting research to meet this need. Read more >
Pitt Networking Day events will take place across the country and throughout the world on Thursday, June 1, 2017. There will be over 50 Pitt Clubs participating!
Whether you’re staying in the area or journeying elsewhere, you’ll have the opportunity to... View »
InTelMed will advance science and technology in psychology and physiology and accelerate transfer of knowledge and intellectual property to industry by
working closely with InTelMed center members. The center will also prepare students for the high-tech... View »
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Matthew B. Ridgway Center, sponsored Global Challenges for the New Administration, a briefing on national security in collaboration with the U.S. Army War College. Pictured: Colonel Michael Sullivan... View »
The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contract that could lead to $90 million in research over the next decade to improve trauma care for both civilians and military personnel.
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