New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd announced Friday more than $6.3 million in grants for scientific research to develop treatments and cures for disabilities associated with traumatic brain injury. The grants were approved by the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research.Funds were awarded to researchers at Rutgers University, the Kessler Foundation, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Princeton University. Fifty-one applicants competed for available funds and 15 grants were awarded.
The health department said that, in New Jersey, about 175,000 New Jersey residents suffer from traumatic injuries that damage the brain, and 12,000 new injuries occur each year that require inpatient or outpatient treatment.
“These grants will advance the assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury as researchers translate their studies into improved outcomes for patients,” O’Dowd said.
Since 2007, the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research has awarded more than $31 million to individual scientists at various academic and research institutions and has approved 77 scientific research projects that focus on effective treatments and cures for the disabilities associated with traumatic brain injury.
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