RESEARCH CENTRE FOR BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION

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ABOUT ReCBIR

Decades ago rather pessimistic and negative attitudes dominated the area of functional rehabilitation after brain injury. By now, however, a vast body of clinical experience and research as well as various lines of basic (and partly animal model based) research has convincingly demonstrated an immense potential for full or at least partial behavioural and cognitive rehabilitation of brain injured patients. A broad spectrum of behavioural and cognitive methods has been developed and is being applied in the treatment of such patients. More recently even pharmacological methods show substantial promise and potential to reduce the initial consequences of brain injury and/or support and potentiate the behavioural and cognitive therapies of brain injured patients.

Around the world many clinical and basic research units conduct relevant and important work within the above-mentioned fields. Such research and such units may, however, benefit from an even higher degree of contacts and coordination. This is true for institutions working within closely related subareas (for instance research evaluating the clinical outcome of various therapeutic procedures or basic research addressing the neural and cognitive mechanisms of functional recovery upon brain injury) as well as for units with more diverse fields of activity (for instance an increased interaction between clinically oriented institutions and laboratories conducting basic research of relevance to the area). Such contacts and coordinations may be obtained both by promoting bilateral collaboration and contacts between entities and by the establishment of more multilaterally oriented activities for instance major scientific meetings encompassing the various areas mentioned above.

The Research Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation (ReCBIR) was created, in 2003, with the purpose of promoting and conducting basic and clinical research within the area of brain injury rehabilitation.

ReCBIR is an organization consisting of four separate and independent entities:

1. The Unit for Cognitive Neuroscience (UCN), University of Copenhagen
   
2. The Stroke Unit, Glostrup Hospital, Copenhagen
   
3. The Brain Injury Unit of the Department of Neurorehabilitation of Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen
   
4. Center for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury, Copenhagen
   

Additionally, ReCBIR is associated with network of foreign as well as Danish collaborating institutions and individual researchers.

 

LEADERSHIP

 
 

 THE DIRECTOR OF ReCBIR 

Professor Jesper Mogensen

 

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