There is another Institute doing research on CTE and brain injuries. This one is in Morgantown, West Virginia, and headed by Dr. Julian Bailes and Dr. Bennet Omalu, who you have seen cited on this blog and other news articles.
We are the Brain Injury Research Institute. Our purpose is to study the short and long-term impact of brain injury in general and specifically concussions, the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and the psychosocial effects of CTE upon individuals’ lives.
Research indicates a clear link between brain injuries and various debilitating neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Our work aims to educate medical participants, public policy experts and the public on the profound consequences and dangers of concussions – whether in athletics, the military, or other professions.
We also hope to establish protocol for the treatment of concussions and eventually help develop therapeutic interventions that can inhibit the progression of the disease and/or cure it.
The BIRI will be linked on this site as well.