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March 31, 2022 - A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress



The labels "mild," "moderate," and "severe" to classify traumatic brain injury (TBI) are imprecise and are ineffective. Dr. Monica Vavilala is a board-certified anesthesiologist and director of Harborview's Injury Prevention and Research Center. Earlier this year, Dr. Vavilala served on a task force to help update and personalize traumatic brain injuries to guide patient care better. In this conversation, Dr. Vavilala shares why this update and personalization for traumatic brain injuries is crucial for doctors and patients.

Here is a link to Dr. Vavilala’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPC) study [Website]

Get in touch with Dr. Monica Vavilala at email: vavilala@uw.edu


For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:

Brain Injury Today Podcast

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

PACTTrusts.org - The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts

Brain Injury Art Show


Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Hosted by Deborah Crawley, BIAWA Executive Consultant the show brings listeners inspiring conversations with survivors, researchers, counselors, caretakers and more, in an effort to strengthen connections within the brain injury community.

This episode of Brain Injury Today Podcast is sponsored by WA State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council, was produced and edited by Goal17media.com and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.






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