The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

Welcome to CBIRT!


CBIRT, a center under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Oregon, conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CBIRT’s research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and quality of life. Our training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI. 

Partners in these endeavors include individuals with TBI, family members, educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI, hospitals, and research colleagues throughout the United States and beyond.

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What We Do

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This section of the website includes links to local and national resources relevant to brain injury.  If you're an individual with brain injury, a family member, or anyone interested in learning more, we invite you to browse...
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Research Matters

We provide brief reviews of research literature relevant to educating students with concussions and other brain injuries. These research briefs provide summaries of newly released studies highlighting the key point for easy access....
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TBI Tips

TBI Tips is a monthly infosheet on topics relevant to brain injury. Each issue covers a topic of interest to educators supporting students with brain injury. In recent issues, the infosheet has discussed assistive technology,...
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Recorded Webinars

Access recorded versions of CBIRT’s webinar series featuring experts in the field of brain injury including: Gerard Gioia, PhD, Michael Koester, MD, Audrey McKinlay, PhD, David Kracke, JD, Jim Chesnutt, MD, Ryann Watson-Stites, PhD,...
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Participate in Research

Are you interested in participating in a research study? CBIRT researchers are looking for participants to help answer important questions impacting the lives of individuals with TBI and their families. Check back here for open...
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Latest News

New Oregon TBI Team members
Nov, 15, 2017
Melissa McCart, DEd, Project Coordinator for the Oregon TBI Education Team, held a training for new...
Gerard Gioia, PhD
Nov, 15, 2017
Gerard Gioia, PhD, a national and internationally recognized expert in concussion research and care,...
Brad Kurowski, MD, Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, and  Ann Glang, PhD
Nov, 13, 2017
CBIRT Director, Ann Glang, PhD presented with Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, and Brad Kurowski, MD at...

At a Glance


CBIRT was established at the UO in 2013 as a center whose primary mission is research and training in evidence-based supports for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).


CBIRT’s research in childhood brain injury has included studies examining school-delivered academic and social support interventions and validated practices from the field of special education that are applicable for students with TBI.


A major focus of CBIRT’s work has been in professional development for educators who work with students with TBI. Lack of awareness contributes to many of the challenges of serving students with TBI.


CBIRT is viewed nationally and internationally as a respected source for information, resources, and evidence-based practices on brain injury for researchers, educators, families, and individuals with TBI.



April 2018

Interpreting the IMPACT Test | Viviane Ugalde, MD

Interpreting the IMPACT Test Join us for a 1 hour webinar on Thursday, April 12th from 7:00am – 8:00am PST with Dr. Viviane Ugalde.  Dr. Ugalde is a fellowship trained Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) doctor, and provides non-surgical solutions to injuries or illnesses that...


April 2018

TBI and Concussion Workshop for Educators

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Workshop for Educators Friday, April 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lane Education Service District Eugene, Oregon 1200 State Hwy 99N, Eugene, OR 97402 Lane Regional Programs, in collaboration with The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CB...


This was a great training! I walked away feeling that I learned so much! Oregon Educator
Thank you again – these are great resources Educator Colorado
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help. I found a ton of TBI articles but had a difficult time finding them related to PE. Thanks again. Adapted PE Teacher