BTF News

Brain Trauma Foundation Upcoming Webinars

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals (i.e. doctors, nurses, physician assistants, EMT’s and many others) interested in learning more about traumatic brain injury and improving patient care.

If you have any questions about joining the BTF QI program or about the webinars call 212-772-0608 and ask to speak with the Director of Quality Improvement and Education.

The lectures are always 12-1 p.m. ET

Monday, June 3, 2013“Football Impact Dynamics: Measuring Hits To The Head”  presented by Steven Broglio, Ph.D., A.T.C.  To register, please click here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013“Abusive Head Trauma: A Unique Form Of Traumatic Brain Injury” presented by Rachel Berger, M.D., M.P.H.  To register, please click here.

Thursday, August 8, 2013“Gender Based Differences In Concussion” presented by Ross Zafonte, DO.  To register, please click here.

BTF News Updates

The American College of Radiology has announced a new Head Injury Institute whose mission is to bring together head injury, specialists to advance research, prevention, and treatment of head injuries through the application of diagnostic imaging. To learn more, click here.

For updates on TBI news click here.

BloombergTV: Taking Stock from Brain Trauma Foundation on Vimeo.

January 16, 2013

February 1, 2012

  • Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, President of the Brain Trauma Foundation was recently interviewed by Brainline which is a service of WETA, the public TV and radio station in Washington, D.C., is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. To view these interviews click here.

January 30, 2012

  • The Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) received a contract in 2011 from the U.S. Navy to produce the definition of concussion over the next two years using the best available scientific evidence. Click here to read the Press Release.

January 27, 2012

January 19, 2012

  • On December 5, 2011 at The Pierre in New York City, BTF held its inaugural “Honors” dinner, celebrating the first 25 ground-breaking years of the Brain Trauma Foundation. BTF long-time friend Sigourney Weaver hosted the evening and BTF Board Member Sarah Jessica Parker assisted BTF President and Founder Dr. Jamshid Ghajar in handing out the Honors. Honorees were General Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, His Highness Maharaja Gajsingh II of Marwar-Jodhpur, and TOYOTA. Click here for more information and to view pictures from the event.

August 23, 2011

  • BTF in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is proud to announce “A-Head Check”-an immediate head injury evaluation. A-Head Check is part of CDC’s Heads Up Series. To view the printable poster click here.

August 3, 2011

July 28, 2011

  • Investigators from BTF and Weill Cornell Medical College developed a method to create a white matter connectivity importance map, which gives the amount of connectivity disruption that occurs when a region is damaged. This tool may be used by physicians to improve surgical planning, diagnosis, and assessment of disease severity in a variety of pathologies like multiple sclerosis, trauma, and stroke. The title of the paper is called “The generation and validation of white matter connectivity importance maps” .

June 15, 2011

May 24, 2011

May, 11, 2011

April 21, 2011

March 16, 2011

February 17, 2011

February 15, 2011

  • Just posted two new webinar recordings from January and February 2011. View them here.

January 24, 2011

BTF President Dr. Jamshid Ghajar was quoted in the below articles in the La Times by Melissa Healy on January 24, 2011.

Beyond the Bullet

La Times/January 24, 2011

The spectral images, reproduced in neurosurgery journals and textbooks, could be captioned “Beauty and the Beast.”

Captured by X-ray and CT scan, the human brain is pierced by a bullet, nail, pool cue or chunk of razor-sharp debris. The intruding object has ripped a jagged vortex of destruction through the brain’s gelatinous lobes and forged an even wider path of quivering shock. If the projectile came in hard and fast, shards of broken skull will be scattered through the delicate tissue. The bullet might have ricocheted off bone and tumbled wildly in the cavity, bursting blood vessels and carving uneven holes where, only moments before, healthy brain cells had hummed.

Advances in Treatment Help More People Survive Severe Injuries to the Brain

La Times/ January 24, 2011

In the 1946 issue of the Annals of Surgery, U.S. Army Maj. Ralph A. Munslow chronicled in exquisite detail the emergency care of 140 soldiers and civilians who suffered grievous head wounds — mainly from shell fragments — during the 5th Army’s 1944 operation to seize and hold a beachhead in Anzio, Italy.

January 9, 2011

November 22, 2010

  • Dr. Ghajar will be presenting in White Plains, NY on December 3rd. The conference is tittled, Traumatic Brain Injury: The Road to Recovery. For more information go to
  • New webinar announced on Traumatic Brain Injury as Chronic Disease. Dr. Brent Masel is the presenter.

October 25, 2010

October 15, 2010

  • Just posted webinar on Management of Concussions in the Young Student-Athlete: New Rules, New Tools by Dr. Gerard Gioia. Check it out here.

September 28, 2010

  • Missed today’s webinar? New free educational webinar just posted on “A Unified Science of Concussion” presented by Brain Trauma Foundation President, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar. View the webinar here.

September 23, 2010

September 13, 2010

June 8, 2010

Social Networking Update

The Brain Trauma Foundation is now on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. See some of our most recent tweets below:

Tony Marmarou

We regret to inform you that Dr. Anthony Marmarou passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010, of cardiac causes. He will be particularly remembered for his devotion to the cause of traumatic brain injury research, as well as for his many other scientific contributions. Those who knew him well will remember his wonderful sense of humor, his loyalty and his compassion.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:

Marmarou Research Fund

MCV Foundation

BOX 980234

Richmond, VA 23298-0234

You can find more information at the National Neurotrauma Society.

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