The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

Return to School

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The new Return to School site is live!

A brain injury can change the way a student behaves, moves, thinks, and learns, and can affect a student’s ability to succeed in school. The more educators know about brain injury the better prepared they will be to support students with brain injury in their classroom.


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What We Do

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CBIRT is the lead agency for Oregon’s TBI State Partnership Grant (2021-2026) —a cooperative agreement under the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. This program is funded...
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Family Support

A brain injury can alter life forever, for the person who sustains the injury as well as those in a relationship with that person.  The more you know about brain injury the more confident you will be in your ability to cope with these...
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Research Matters

We provide brief reviews of research literature relevant to educating students with concussions and other brain injuries. These research briefs provide summaries of newly released studies highlighting the key point for easy access....
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Recorded Webinars

Access recorded versions of CBIRT’s webinars featuring experts in the field of brain injury including: Gerard Gioia, PhD, Michael Koester, MD, Audrey McKinlay, PhD, David Kracke, JD, Jim Chesnutt, MD, Ryann Watson-Stites, PhD,...
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Participate in Research

Are you interested in participating in a research study? CBIRT researchers are looking for participants to help answer important questions impacting the lives of individuals with TBI and their families. Check back for open opportunities...
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Latest News

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Sep, 13, 2021
Oregon was one of 28 states awarded a five-year cooperative agreement funded under the Administratio...
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Jun, 15, 2021
Sondra Marshall, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist with St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon....
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Mar, 10, 2021
Matt Dawson joined CBIRT as a student worker in 2017 and quickly became an invaluable part of the CB...

At a Glance


CBIRT was established at the UO in 2013 as a center whose primary mission is research and training in evidence-based supports for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).


CBIRT’s research in childhood brain injury has included studies examining school-delivered academic and social support interventions and validated practices from the field of special education that are applicable for students with TBI.


A major focus of CBIRT’s work has been in professional development for educators who work with students with TBI. Lack of awareness contributes to many of the challenges of serving students with TBI.


CBIRT is viewed nationally and internationally as a respected source for information, resources, and evidence-based practices on brain injury for researchers, educators, families, and individuals with TBI.



One of the best trainings I have participated in about TBI. Loved it! Very useful information. Oregon Educator
Very valuable training and a worthwhile day! MN Educator
Wow, - I was thrilled to have such a comprehensive search the information is exactly what I was needing and will have a positive impact on brain injury education and prevention in... Medical Personnel