Brain Protection Sciences Research

Investigators in the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences focus on all aspects of brain and central nervous system health, from neuro-oncology and the impact of concussions and strokes to developmental disorders and mental health, including evidence-based treatment for mood disorders in children and adolescents.

Among the institute’s research projects:

  • A collaboration with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute to study pediatric brain tumors to pursue evidence-based treatments and cures.
  • A study of changes in brain function in high school athletes participating in sports at higher risk for concussion. The study looks at the relationship between head impact forces among other factors, and cognitive and behavioral function over time.
  • A collaboration with the Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research on a study that discovered a diagnostic marker that distinguishes a fast-growing type of medulloblastoma from a less aggressive type.
  • A study of the impact of training for law enforcement officers on how to interact with children on the autism spectrum.

Read more about our research.