The University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (UAB-TBIMS) is one of 14 national TBI Model Systems Centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The UAB-TBIMS works to maintain and improve a cost-effective, comprehensive service delivery system for people who incur a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A Model System must demonstrate outstanding care to individuals with traumatic brain injury, from the emergency medical services, to acute care in the hospital, to rehabilitation.
The UAB-TBIMS:conducts research;collaborates with other clinical research programs;participates in the Model Systems Database; andproduces useful educational materials for individuals with TBI as well as professionals.
The UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System is supported by grant #H133A070039 from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Dept of Education, Washington, DC