Remembering Carolyn Saraceno


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and long-time CBIRT employee Carolyn Saraceno.  

Carolyn began her work with CBIRT as a research participant after she sustained a brain injury. For many years she authored an online column sharing her experiences related to her recovery. Carolyn continued to share her personal journey as a valuable member of the Brain Injury Council of Oregon. The challenges Carolyn faced getting the services she needed after her brain injury were instrumental in documenting the need for Resource Facilitation for survivors of brain injury in Oregon. In honor of Carolyn, we will continue to push for Resource Facilitation legislation for individuals with brain injury and their families. 

What We Do

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CBIRT is the lead agency for Oregon’s TBI State Partnership Grant (2021-2026) —a cooperative agreement under the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. This program is funded...
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Family Support

A brain injury can alter life forever, for the person who sustains the injury as well as those in a relationship with that person.  The more you know about brain injury the more confident you will be in your ability to cope with these...
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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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Recorded Webinars

Access recorded versions of CBIRT’s webinars 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. TBI in Washington: Experiences...
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Latest News

Ann Glang, PhD
Jan, 17, 2023
After 29 years, Ann Glang, PhD, retired from her role as Director of CBIRT on January 1, 2023. Ann’s...
Melissa McCart, EdD
Jan, 05, 2023
Melissa McCart, EdD, will take over as Director of CBIRT starting January 1.  Dr. McCart began...
Melissa McCart and Ann Glang
Jan, 10, 2022
The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training has named Melissa McCart as co-Director. Dr. McCart...

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.



This was a great training! I walked away feeling that I learned so much! Oregon Educator
One of the best trainings I have participated in about TBI. Loved it! Very useful information. Oregon Educator
Holy Cow! This is awesome :) I didn't even think to research it this way. You have provided invaluable information and if need be, the place to go for more :) Individual with TBI Oregon