The VCU Model System of care provides comprehensive, coordinated inpatient and outpatient care for persons with traumatic brain injury. The system includes emergency medical services; early intensive and acute medical care; comprehensive rehabilitation services and long-term rehabilitation follow-up.
The VCU program also carries out scientific research. Our research programs focus on improving care and quality of life for people with brain injury and their families. The benefits of family support and education, identification and treatment of depression, and the effectiveness of early rehabilitation are also areas of study.
CERSE Executive Director Merchant leads VCU node of major TBI study
VCU is one of 11 institutions collaborating on a multi-center study to advance the understanding of traumatic brain injury and concussion, leading to more effective, patient-specific treatments.
CERSE Associate Director West elected to the CRCC Board
CERSE Associate Director Steven L. West, Ph.D., CRC, will join the Board of Directors of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for a 3-year term beginning in July 2014.