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What is a chronic traumatic brain injury?

This year over 1 million people in the US will get a head injury that has not returned to normal after 12 months. This is a chronic traumatic brain injury.

More people are left suffering from persistent chronic TBI symptoms than all the new cases of prostate, lung, colon, and breast cancer combined.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can range from mild (or concussion) to moderate to severe, and:

  • commonly occur from a fall, motor vehicle crash, or an assault

  • may lead to short- or long-term health problems

  • may affect brain development during childhood

  • may be missed in older adults

Who is ICTBI?

Welcome to The Institute for Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury (ICTBI), a pioneering organization committed to making a difference in the lives of those impacted by the lingering and persistent effects of chronic traumatic brain injury (cTBI).


At ICTBI, we believe in the power of innovation to transform the landscape of TBI treatment.


And we believe these innovators need to be supported by people who care.

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Our Mission:

ICTBI's mission is clear: to support innovators with promising solutions helping to bridge the gap between groundbreaking concepts and tangible, life-changing treatments.

The Challenge:

Chronic traumatic brain injury poses a significant and often overlooked challenge for many individuals. Traditional treatments may fall short, leaving a gap in the journey to recovery. ICTBI recognizes the urgent need for innovative solutions and aims to propel these potential treatments through the crucial Phase I and first Phase II FDA trials.

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Our Commitment:

At ICTBI, we are dedicated to identifying, supporting, and advancing therapies that show exceptional promise in addressing the persistent effects of chronic traumatic brain injury. We understand that many brilliant minds lack the necessary resources to navigate the complex and costly early phases of clinical trials. We are committed to fostering the innovation necessary to advance the efforts aimed at alleviating the suffering and profound impact of chronic traumatic brain injuries.

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Join Us in Making a Difference:

Investing in the work of ICTBI is an investment in the future of TBI treatment. Together, we can break new ground, empower innovators, and provide hope for those facing the persistent challenges of traumatic brain injury.


Your support matters. Join us in our mission to bring hope, healing, and innovation to the lives of those affected by chronic traumatic brain injury. Together, we can make a lasting impact.


To learn more about how you can support ICTBI or explore partnership opportunities, contact us today. Together, let's shape a brighter future for those impacted by chronic traumatic brain injury.

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