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December 2023

Merry Christmas – TBI-REPORTER is live!!

A major program landmark was reached this week when REPORTER CoI Emma Squires and Simon Thompson from UKSeRP launched the TBI-REPORTER Data Hub (pictured below), live during the Data Hub Working Group meeting. This is an incredible effort on their part bringing this to life so early in program, and also represents a major milestone delivered.

Also agreed at that meeting were the required Data Deposit and Data Access documents , which means we are now ready to start receiving first datasets into a secure environment built to support investigators in their research.

November 2023

Hutch lands top research award

TBI-REPORTER Co-PI and Professor of Neurosurgery at Cambridge, Peter Hutchinson, received the Vilhelm Magnus Medal from the Norwegian Neurosurgical Association in Oslo, following delivery of the prestigious Vilhelm Magnus Lecture.

Professor Hutchinson and his team at Addenbrooke’s were singled out for work on traumatic brain injury, including a number of studies addressing the concept of “Rescuing the Injured Brain”

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Website launch day 🚀

6th November, and launch of TBI-REPORTER’s official website and social media presence, coinciding with UKABIF Summit 2023 featuring Prof David Menon, presenting the background and team behind the platform, and James Piercy chairing a panel discussion on “Experts by Experience – leading the way”

We are social!

Yes, TBI-REPORTER now has a social media presence on X/Twitter. Follow us @TBI_REPORTER and keep up to date with all the latest program news and developments.

October 2023

On Monday October 23rd, the potential for TBI-REPORTER to provide a platform to support research into traumatic brain injury in context of intimate partner violence was discussed in the House of Lords in a cross chamber discussion responding to Lord Hunt of King’s Heath’s question:

To ask His Majesty’s Government what analysis they have undertaken into the links between domestic violence and brain injury.”

In response, Lord Markham, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Care, commented, “In June this year, the Government, through the Medical Research Council, announced the £9.5 million traumatic brain injury platform, which will facilitate research and analysis of victims of brain injury following domestic violence. The platform is being led by the University of Cambridge, with the aim of revolutionising data collection and curation for TBI research. This will include data linkages between the underlying causes of head trauma, such as domestic violence, and health outcomes.”

The full discussion, including further noting of TBI-REPORTER and prospects for research is available via Hansard.

June 2023

A £9.5m research platform is set to transform the way survivors of traumatic brain injury are diagnosed and treated in the UK.

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