A superior record of publications, presentations and other knowledge dissemination and teaching on TBI rehabilitation. The leaders and collaborators in the MossRehab TBIMS are nationally and internationally recognized for their professional and consumer outreach efforts. For more information on knowledge generated in the TBI Model System program, see the website of the Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) at www.msktc.org.
What does the MossRehab TBIMS do?
The MossRehab TBIMS conducts longitudinal research in collaboration with other premier centers across the nation, and local research designed to improve traumatic brain injury treatments and outcomes.
Traumatic Brain Injury Research Studies:
For the 2007 through 2012 grant cycle, the MossRehab TBIMS investigated the effects of dextroamphetamine (DEX) on attention, engagement in therapy, cognitive and motor speed, and the overall rate of recovery. We also compared our patient outcomes to those of a collaborating hospital in Denmark which has longer and more intensive care than hospitals in the United States. The 2007-2012 Moss TBIMS collaborated with other centers on studies of the natural history of headache after TBI, vocational treatments, and the effects of neighborhood characteristics on TBI outcomes.
The MossRehab TBIMS includes patients with moderate to severe TBI, either penetrating or non-penetrating, who receive inpatient rehabilitation care at MossRehab and acute care at one of four local Trauma Centers. Participants receive on-going longitudinal follow-up and special opportunities for research participation. Patients with TBI who are not eligible for the TBIMS may also be invited to participate in research. Of course, the clinical continuum of care at the Drucker Center is available to all patients with TBI regardless of research participation.
Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Consumer Information:
In addition to its treatment and research activities, our Model System includes:
- An Advisory Council made up of treatment staff, former patients and members of their families, and community members who are helping us improve our clinical services, research efforts, and educational/outreach activities.
- Extra follow-up services to help us keep better track of patients who are out of the hospital to make sure they get the services they need.
- Conferences for persons with brain injury, their families, and professionals in the field, run by our TBIMS in collaboration with other rehabilitation facilities and the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. (www.biapa.org)
The MossRehab TBIMS is based at MossRehab's main campus in Elkins Park, Pa. but is closely affiliated with and can see patients at the MossRehab Tabor Road campus and the Philadelphia Clubhouse location.
Set up an appointment by calling one of our campuses listed below, or requesting an appointment online:
Request an Appointment
MossRehab Elkins Park (Main Campus)
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
MossRehab Tabor Road
1200 West Tabor Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
MossRehab Clubhouse Philadelphia
7612 Dungan Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Or contact us through 1-800-CALL MOSS (1-800-225-5667).
For more information about the MossRehab TBIMS and research opportunities for people with traumatic brain injury, e-mail Amanda Rabinowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.