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Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

What is the SH-TBIMS

The Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (SH-TBIMS) is one of 16 centers in the nation that have been selected by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to receive federal funding for research on TBI for the 2017-2022 funding cycle.

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Joseph T. Giacino, PhD
Director, Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
Learn more about the Spaulding-Harvard TBI Model System and Dr. Giacino.
TBI Model Systems Statistics
  • >16,000
    Individuals enrolled in the TBIMS National Database over the past 30 years
  • 16
    TBI Model System Centers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
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“Our selection as a TBI Model System is an important validation of our work for the communities we serve. All of us at the Harvard Medical School Department of PM&R at Spaulding take enormous pride in being able to contribute to the national model systems database to advance the science and care for these populations.”
Dr. Ross Zafonte, Senior VP of Research, Education and Medical Affairs, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Chairman of the Harvard Medical School Department of PM&R at Spaulding

In the News

  • SH-TBIMS on NBS's Dateline

    On Assignment: Life or Death Decisions

    Our very own Dr. Giacino is featured on NBC Dateline's "On Assignment."

  • Dylan Rizzo on CBS

    Just Keep Going

    Check in on Dylan's story, featured on CBS News.

Disorders of Consciousness Updated Practice Guidelines

The full guidelines, patient and caregiver tools, and physician tools can be accessed from the American Academy of Neurology website.

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An interdisciplinary group of experts, led by Dr. Joseph Giacino, convened by the American Academy of Neurology, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, released new guidelines for the management of patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states (MCS).