National Concussion Awareness Day

"It's National Concussion Awareness Day! Did you know that one in five high school athletes will experience a concussion? And it's not just athletes – nearly 75% of the 2.8 million traumatic brain injuries that are reported each year are concussions."

 Please join us and Brain Injury Association of America in spreading awareness for concussions. Here is BIAA's concussion story blog.

All information and links provided courtesy BIAA.


3rd Annual Neurotrauma Symposium: Pursuing Excellence in TBI Care

Brain Image

Join us September 20th, 2021 for the 3rd Annual Vanderbilt Neurotrauma Symposium: Pursuing Excellence in TBI Care.

Please join Vanderbilt Trauma and Neurosurgical leaders to discuss the management and care of the Traumatic Brain Injured patient in the Trauma ICU. Our interactive discussions will build confidence and knowledge in the care of the TBI patient utilizing up-to-date research and EBP in neurotrauma exams, pathophysiology, neurosurgical operations and procedures, acute and chronic agitation and medication management, and professional excellence in the care of the TBI patient.

Who should attend: Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Nursing Students, Pharmacy Students, Medical Students, Residents

Please go to the events page and register today. Seat availability is limited. Masks are required. Earn CMEs or CNEs. 

This conference will take place at:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Medical Center Drive

Light Hall, Room 415 A-D

Nashville, TN 37212



TBI Education

Understanding Your Injury

Brain Trust


Trauma Team

Trauma Team



TBI Center

Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic

TBI Research

TBI Research

Palliative Care

Palliative Care

TBI Blog

TBI Blog

Child Life

Child Life Services

TBI Support

TBI Support Groups

Pastoral Services

Pastorial Services

TBI Medications

TBI Medications

Our Hope

In a matter of seconds, life has changed. Your life, and that of your family, has been upended by an injury that you can't even see! We want you to know that you are not alone. Vanderbilt's Trauma Team and Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic are ready to assist you in navigating this next chapter in your life. Traumatic Brain Injuries can cause many problems, and you and your family need to be prepared for the future. According to the CDC, 2.5 million people in the U.S. sustain a head injury every year. Over 8,000 people each year in Tennessee are admitted to the hospital for a Traumatic Brain Injury. This website was established to provide TBI patients and families up-to-date information, resources, and uplifting stories to help you continue the healing process. Through research, education, and outreach, we strive to make life more livable. Please take advantage of the enormous amount of information on this website and everything it has to offer.


Mental Health Resources

Mental Health is a priority. To find a provider or center near you, please click the link below. If you are having a medical emergency, please go to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255

National Mental Health Website -

National Mental Health Map-View Site to find a provider -