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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.9 Million for Research on Rehabilitation Care for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries

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The U.S. Department of Education awarded 16 grants totaling more than $6.9 million for research on all aspects of rehabilitation care for those who sustain traumatic brain injuries. The grant was awarded under NIDRR's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems program, which seeks to improve the lives of persons who experience traumatic brain injuries by creating and disseminating new knowledge about the course, treatment, and outcomes of these types of injuries. The overall goal of the program is to demonstrate the benefits of a coordinated system of neuro-trauma and rehabilitation care, and to conduct innovative research on all aspects of rehabilitation care.

"This grant will help generate valuable new knowledge about how to improve the lives of those with disabilities," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "This project will support research and training that promotes goals of inclusion, integration, employment and self-sufficiency -- ultimately providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities and helping them achieve their full potential."

The grant is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

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