Education and Prevention

The Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair’s leading clinical initiative is a comprehensive concussion network.

TIBIR's Concussion Network will deliver expert brain injury education to coaches, school nurses, athletic trainers, and parents about the risks of sports-related injuries. The Network will also provide 24/7 consultative medicine for concussions and brain injuries.

Concussion Conference Series

TIBIR in conjunction with UT Southwestern and Children's Medical Center will host a conference series on current clinical treatment/management of concussions and the translational medicine aimed at improving outcomes for those with concussions.

Topics will include:

  • Evaluation of concussion in a clinical setting
  • Chronic effects of concussions
  • Concussions and Neuropsychology
  • Neurosurgical Interventions
  • Neuroradiology and other Imaging
  • Concussions in the ICU
  • Impacts on the vestibular system and autonomic function
  • Neurobehavioral aspects of concussion
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Munro Cullum, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, explains how a sideline reporter for Fox News Sports sustained a concussion after being struck in the head with a football. Dr. Cullum has helped design concussion testing programs for teams in the NFL and NHL for more than a decade and studies the neuropsychological status of former NFL players.