2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Traumatic Brain Injury: Mechanisms and Current Research


Josie L. Emery
Dr. Brett A. Berke, Faculty Mentor

One third of all injury related deaths in the United States are from traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are defined as an alteration in brain function or pathology of the brain caused by trauma. Millions of people live with the outcome measures of a TBI and yet there are limited options for treatment. TBIs affect a wide variety of people, from sports stars to combat veterans, and they can be classified by the severity and nature of the injury. Individuals who experience one or more TBIs are at a higher risk for other neurological ailments, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. This presentation will cover what is understood about the mechanism of the injury, the brain’s response, and therapeutic/diagnostic techniques, while touching on progress that is still in dire need.

Keywords: Traumatic brain injury, Neuroscience


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 105-2
Location: MG 2001
Time: 8:15

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