The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

TBI Educational Team


The TBI Team is funded through a grant from the Oregon Department of Education. The Team provides statewide consultative and resource services for traumatic brain injury. These services are available to assist the Regional Programs in meeting the needs of students with traumatic brain injury. 

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The Team works closely with the Regional Programs for Low Incidence Disabilities.
The Team is a multidisciplinary group of educators trained in pediatric TBI.Educator

What We Do

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In 2018, Oregon was one of 10 states awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —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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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 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. Check back here for open...
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Latest News

Ann Glang and Deanne Unruh
Nov, 26, 2019
CBIRT faculty, including Ann Glang and Laurie Powell, are working with Deanne Unruh from the Un...
Christina Karns
Nov, 26, 2019
Christina Karns and colleagues Kevin Nute and Nicole Swann received an Incubating Interdis...
Sep, 26, 2019
We are excited to announce that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded CBIRT a 4-yea...

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.



October 2019

Brain Injury and Co-Occurring Disorders Webinar Series - Featuring John D. Corrigan, PhD & Carolyn Lemsky, PhD

Free Webinar Series Please join us for a 3-part series of 1-hour presentations.   Click here to register.  Intended Audience: Service Providers (e.g. behavioral health clinicians, case managers, resource coordinators, rehabilitation professionals, program directors) Professi...


September 2019

Self-Care and Stress Reduction for Parents

Christina Karns, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley. At the University of Oregon, where she is currently a research assistant professor in the psychology department, she has directed neuroimaging projects with children, teens, and adults with an...


September 2019

Issues in Special Education Law related to Traumatic Brain Injury and Case Studies | Perry Zirkel, Ph.D.

This is an in-person training. Perry A. Zirkel is university professor of education and law at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where he formerly was dean of the College of Education and more recently held the Iacocca Chair in Education for its five-year term.  He has a Ph.D. in Educationa...


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
This info is fantastic! Thank you very, very much! What a wonderful resource you are for the world of brain injury. Educator