Texas, excluding the Fort Hood area
DVBIC at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) extends the overall center’s mission of providing education and conducting research programs concerning TBI to our region’s active, Reserve, Guard and community populations. This is accomplished through close command and community contact.
Outreach and Education
The education mission of DVBIC is to provide a comprehensive program of education and training on awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of TBI to health care providers, veterans, service members, families and civilian communities. A DVBIC regional education coordinator, or REC, is available to collaborate on a variety of educational initiatives, workshops and exhibits to promote TBI educational awareness in the VA, DoD and community. Visit our REC page for more information about the program.
Current research areas of expertise at SAMMC include:
- Driving simulators
- Epigenetics, vulnerability, and resilience
- Longitudinal course of recovery
- Neuropsychological functioning and recovering after TBI
- Structural and functional neuroimaging
- Eye Tracking changes due to mild TBI
- rTMS treatment
- Effects of sleep, headache and bodily pain on symptoms following mild TBI
- Depression after mild TBI: prevalence, development and recovery
- Psychological, attitudinal and personality influences on outcome after mild TBI
Learn more about DVBIC Research by visiting the research section of the website.