CMRR and HCMC collaborate to study traumatic brain injury effects on vision

April 20, 2016

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) and Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Center are collaborating on an innovative research project to help people who experienced TBI and still suffer from lingering vision effects.

Christophe Lenglet, Ph.D., assistant professor in CMRR, and colleagues Essa Yacoub, Ph.D. and Cheryl Olman, Ph.D. are teaming up with Sarah Rockswold, M.D., medical director of HCMC Traumatic Brian Injury Program and assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota, Amy Chang, O.D., HCMC rehabilitation specialist in the Traumatic Brian Injury Outpatient Program and Nova McNally, O.T.R., senior occupational therapist in the Traumatic Brian Injury Outpatient Program on this cutting-edge research.

This collaborative project combines HCMC’s clinical experience and CMRR’s research experience with high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Together they believe this project will provide opportunities to better understand what is happening in the brain after TBI so they can better assess vision rehabilitation and treat patients who suffer from vision effects.

This project was initially funded by the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation(MMRF) and will continue under a grant recently awarded from the Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Research program.

Related links:

Learn more about the Traumatic Brian Injury Program here.

For more from the Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Research report visit here.