Brain Trauma Research Center

The Department of Neurological Surgery's Brain Trauma Research Center (BTRC) at the University of Pittsburgh—under the direction of C. Edward Dixon, PhD—is a multidisciplinary, multidepartmental research program aimed at improving outcome following severe traumatic brain injury. Research conducted both at our Center and at other brain injury research programs clearly demonstrates the potential for improving outcome using therapies designed to treat biochemical derangements that occur following impact to the brain. In order to identify the most critical of these sequelae of brain injury and to find newer therapies that are effective in treating them, the Brain Trauma Research Center has established several basic science head injury laboratories and clinical research projects.