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Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC)

UCLA Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC)

  Neurotrauma Symposium
  16th Annual University of California Neurotrauma Symposium: September 20 - 22, 2015, Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort, Santa Barbara, California Download Brochure »

Department of Neurosurgery,  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

The purpose of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) is to maintain a comprehensive basic and clinical scientific program in the field of TBI emphasizing translational research to develop effective therapies for head injured patients.

To this end, the UCLA BIRC adheres to the research goal of applying knowledge obtained from basic science studies toward understanding the neurobiology of human Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Consequently, a fundamental commitment of the UCLA BIRC is to support technological advances in imaging, neurophysiology, molecular biology, modeling and behavioral neuroscience, which can be applied with equal rigor to experimental animal subjects as well as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients.

As such, UCLA maintains a center of excellence where students and faculty can come to receive training in this important endeavor.

UCLA Doctor Honored by the U.S. Army
A Neuroscientist from UCLA will be Honored by the U.S. Army,
for his Efforts to Save Troops who are Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury.
Video courtesy NBC Los Angeles


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