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Title: Research on the Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (m-TBI) on Attention Function in Pediatric Subjects

PI: Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD

IRB Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College

IRB#:1005011059

IRB Expiration Date: 06/26/2012

Study Description: The purpose of this study is to examine how traumatic brain injury affects the attention networks in the brain. Many people who suffer traumatic brain injury experience intellectual and behavioral changes. In this study, we will examine how TBI affects the dynamics of attention with the goal of developing more accurate and efficient diagnostic methods.

Involvement: MRI scan, Eye-Tracking, Paper-and computer- based Cognitive tasks, Interview, Questionnaires

Age: 7-17

Eligibility: Children with and without head injury

Commitment: 1 to 3 testing session which can be anywhere from 1 to 6 visits within one year

Contact: Alison Schoenberger or Tim Morley at 212-772-0608 or aschonberger@braintrauma.org ; tmorley@braintrauma.org

Sponsor(s): James S. McDonnell Foundation