The VCU Model System of care provides comprehensive, coordinated inpatient and outpatient care for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The system includes emergency medical services; early intensive and acute medical care; comprehensive rehabilitation services; and long-term rehabilitation follow up.
The VCU program also carries out scientific research. Our research programs focus on improving care and quality of life for people with brain injury and their families. The benefits of family support and education, the effectiveness of early education for caregivers, and researching the long-term outcomes after brain injury are important areas of study. VCU staff have published their work extensively in medical and rehabilitation journals. In addition to our research, we produce a quarterly newsletter, TBI Today, distribute educational fact sheets, and participate in a variety of educational events related to brain injury rehabilitation and outcomes.
As Lead Center
|Title||Project Type||Start Date||End Date|
|Improving TBI Rehabilitation Care Transitions with Community Health Services: A Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT)||Independent||09/01/2022||08/31/2027|
|Intervention to Promote Survivor Resilience and Adjustment: Efficacy and Sustainability||Independent||09/30/2017||10/01/2022|
|Caregiver Resilience: A Longitudinal Investigation||Modular (Joint)||09/30/2017||10/01/2022|
|Evaluation of a Skill-building, Supportive, and Educational Intervention for Couples||Independent||10/01/2012||09/30/2017|
|Intervention to Promote Survivor Resilience and Adjustment: Efficacy Evaluation||Independent||10/01/2012||09/30/2017|
|Acute Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Intervention: Efficacy Evaluation with Families||Independent||10/01/2007||09/30/2012|
|Evaluation of an Intervention Model for Family Crisis and Support||Independent||10/01/2007||09/30/2012|
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia