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Blast-related Traumatic Brain Injury

September 8, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

David Brody

David BrodyAssociate Professor of Neurology
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Date: September 8, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: Whittemore House

Abstract: I will present our findings using advanced MRI methods and clinical assessments of US Military personnel with blast-related traumatic brain injuries suffered in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The future prospects for improved diagnostics, therapeutics, and implications for civilian health care will be topics for discussion. Finally, I will present our most recent work on the mechanisms underlying chronic traumatic encephalopathy- a condition affecting contact sport athletes and others with multiple concussive traumatic brain injuries.