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Photo: TBIRP Architects, Peter Covert and Ken Nason with Diana Nichols Nelson, COO, Brain Repair Centre.   

This cluster includes academia, clinicians, government, associations and citizens. The TBI cluster in conjunction with a steering committee developed a business model to include the provision of continuing and individualized care to brain injured patients while combining with research/investigation and delivery of support through a collaborative care model.

In 2017 the BRC received funding from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education to develop a business model to include the provision of continuing and individualized care to brain injured patients while combining with research/investigation and delivery of support through a collaborative care model. This model - referred to as the Traumatic Brain Injury Research Partnership (TBIRP) - is based on the development of a patient-centric, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research effort that aims to improve prevention policies for all Nova Scotians and clinical outcomes for TBI survivors. This project was enabled by a steering committee, led by Dr Alon Friedman, Department of Medical Neuroscience.  

Traumatic Brain Injury Research Partnership Model

Vision: Transforming TBI outcomes for Nova Scotians by enabling excellence in prevention and post-injury research. 

Mission: Enabling research from TBI prevention through community integration for three levels of injury (mild, moderate and severe) in an inter-disciplinary, collaborative and patient-centered environment. Research will be conducted across a five-pillar continuum that includes:

  • prevention and public health;
  • pre-hospital treatment;
  • in-hospital acute care;
  • inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; and
  • community integration.

Steering Committee members (2017):

Alice Aikens - Faculty of Health Professions
Richard Braha - Nova Scotia Health Authority
Leona Burkey - Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia
Lisa Cicchelli - IWK Hospital 
David Clarke - Faculty of Medicine (Neurosurgery), Dalhousie & Chief, Neurosurgery, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Peter Covert - TBIRP Architect
Paul Egan - Workers Compensation Board
Alon Friedman - Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie and Brain Repair Centre 
Bill Hildreth - Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia / Insurance Industry
Gabriela Ilie - Faculty oif Medicine, Dalhousie University   
Diane MacKenzie - Faculty of Health Professions
Randi Monroe - Nova Scotia Health Authority
Ken Nason - TBIRP Architect
William Webster - Faculty of Health Professions
Linda Wozniak - Faculty of Health Professions 

 

The full TBIRP business plan can be viewed here

Traumatic Brain Injury Research Project fact sheet

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