CIHR Team in Traumatic Brain Injury and Violence

Renseignements sur le financement
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Type de subvention: Subvention d'équipe :équipes stratégiques en recherche appliquée sur les blessures - Demande détaillée
  • Années: 2010/11 à 2014/15
  • Financement total: $1,887,348
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) accounts for 50% or more of all trauma deaths, and an estimated 2% of the population live with lifelong disabilities resulting from TBI. There appears to be a direct link between TBI and violence, which itself is a major issue for Canadians. The goal of the research team is to undertake a coordinated and comprehensive program of research based on the hypothesis that vulnerable populations carry the mutual burden of violence and brain injury for which there are shared, modifiable risk factors. The team will initiate research in five areas:identifying and characterizing high risk populations vulnerable to violence and TBI; studying the relationship between alcohol, cannabis, violence and TBI; examining TBI and violence in the homeless; examining TBI in sport; and examining cultural factors that propagate the problem. As well, the research team will undertake program and product evaluations and undertake knowledge translation activities designed to transform information into action.

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