• ABI 2020: North American Brain Injury Society's 15th Annual Conference on Brain Injury, February 26-29, 2020 in New Orleans, LA
  • Heading Forward Together Conference, presented by The Brain Injury Association of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University, (formerly the Williamsburg Conference)
  • Community Brain Injury Services "Lifting the Silence" St. Patricks Day Gala, Saturday March 14th, 2020 6-10PM at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Registration opens soon! More information can be found at
  • BIAV Legacy Dinner, April 2020? (can't find information)
  • The Fall issue of TBI Today is OUT NOW! Check it out on our Newsletters page.


The VCU Model System of care provides comprehensive, coordinated inpatient and outpatient care for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The system includes emergency medical services; early intensive and acute medical care; comprehensive rehabilitation services; and long-term follow up.VCU's TBIMS Team Holiday Photo - 2019

The VCU grant supports scientific research. Our research programs focus on improving care and quality of life for people with brain injury and their families. The benefits of couple's support and education, the effectiveness of teaching resilience for survivors, understanding caregiver's resilience, and researching the long-term outcomes after brain injury are important focal points of study. VCU staff have published their work extensively in medical and rehabilitation journals.

In addition to our research, we produce a quarterly newsletter, TBI Today, distribute educational fact sheets, and participate in a variety of educational events related to brain injury rehabilitation and outcomes. We have an additional website, The National Resource Center for TBI, that highlights a number of resources for individuals with TBI, their families, and professionals. 

The faculty and staff of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation along with our colleagues in the VCU Health System are committed to working together to improve the lives of people with TBI. The collaboration and teamwork of our devoted staff have proven successful as indicated by our federal funding as a model system of care since 1987.

The VCU Model System is funded by Grant #90DPTB0005 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C.


The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0033). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.