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DVBIC at Minneapolis meets the overall mission by providing education and research services to veterans and active duty service members who have sustained a TBI. DVBIC collaborates with the Minneapolis VA and surrounding medical community to allow for additional opportunities and expanded expertise. The Minneapolis DVBIC team is working to develop relationships with the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota; Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers, VA; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, VA; and TBI Model Systems.
Education and Outreach
The regional education coordinator serves as the TBI education resource for service members, their families, spouses, staff, and the military and civilian communities. Their primary responsibility is to coordinate, facilitate and/or provide TBI education for providers, clinicians and all members of the health care team.
Our goal is to develop research related to clinical needs and questions aimed at assessment of brain injury recovery through advanced imaging processes as well as the long-term implications of brain injury and the aging process. We also are looking to expand DVBIC research into additional areas in VA Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, specifically with the Amputation and Stroke programs.
Current research areas of expertise include:
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Visual Assessment (contrast and visual field testing, Pupillometry, laser speckle flowgraphy)