TIRR Memorial Hermann has been designated as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System with funding by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The NIDILRR TBI Model Systems program began in 1987 and is the largest research program on recovery from TBI in the world. The TBI Model Systems study database is the largest database on traumatic brain injury.
The Brain Injury Recovery Center (BIRC) at TIRR Memorial Hermann was one of the original TBI Model Systems sites. The TBI Model System program now consists of 14 centers around the United States. TIRR Memorial Hermann is one of only six sites nationwide to have both TBI and Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems programs.
As Lead Center
|Title||Type||Start Date||End Date|
|Sexuality after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Collaborative||Modular (Joint)||10/02/2007||09/30/2012|
|A Randomized, Controlled, Single-masked Clinical Trial of Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) in the Rehabilitation of Social Communication Abilities for Persons with TBI||Independent||10/01/2007||09/30/2012|
As Participating Center
|Alexithymia Prevalence, and Relationships to Patient Characteristics and Outcome in TBIMS Cohort||Modular (Joint)||03/01/2018||09/30/2022|
|Evaluation and Implementation of the TBI-QoL Instrument||Modular (Joint)||10/01/2012||09/30/2017|
|TBI Model System Collaborative Study of Amantadine for Post TBI Irritability and Aggression||Collaborative||10/01/2008||09/30/2013|
|Measuring Quality of Life in Traumatic Brain Injury: the Next Generation of Instruments (TBI-QOL)||Collaborative||10/01/2008||09/30/2011|
|Enhancing the TBI Model System Core Dataset to Expand Research on Environmental Influences Affecting Outcomes from TBI||Modular (Joint)||10/02/2007||09/30/2012|
|Statins and Outcome After TBI: An Observational Study||Modular (Joint)||10/02/2007||09/30/2012|
|Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Amantadine Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Chronic TBI Irritability and Aggression: A Replication Study||Collaborative||09/01/2007||08/31/2012|