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University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

The University of Washington's Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS) is centered within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, and is one of 16 model system centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for the 2012-2017 grant cycle.  The purpose of the National TBI Model System is to improve care and outcomes for individuals that have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury. 




Our April 2015 TBI Community Forum

Please join us for an informative discussion on the differences between headache, mild TBI, and severe TBI. This forum will include general tips for managing headaches, mood, sleep and thinking changes, as well as guidelines for when to see a doctor for further evaluation.  Our next Community Forum will be at South Campus Center Room 303 at the UWMC
on April 8, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 

Click here for a flyer for this event

Recruiting Now

Seeking research volunteers for those who have had a brain injury and use marijuana.  To learn more, click here.

We have several new studies that are currently recruiting.  Check our "Current Projects Section" to see details.  

New projects include studies investigating:

  • Post-traumatic headache after TBI (treatment study).  This study's nickname is "TWIST", and is currently recruiting those whom have experienced a TBI in the last 2 years and are having headaches.
  • Post-traumatic headache after mild TBI (prevention study).  This study's nickname is "APP", and is currently recruiting those whom have experienced a concussion in the last 12 weeks.
  • Phototherapy after TBI (treatment study).  This study's nickname is TWILIGHT, and is enrolling patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Harborview Medical Center.  This study is only open to current inpatients.
To see all studies recruiting, click here

From the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)


The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center has come out with a Hot Topic Series that relates to Traumatic Brain Injury.  In their first series, they address the topic of "Relationships after TBI".  

Here at the TBI Model System at the University of Washington, we had a great in person informational forum in February of 2013 on this topic.  This video addresses this important and dynamic issue with one couple.  

Click here to be taken to the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center's website and watch the Relationships after TBI video.