UTHealth Houston awarded nearly $13M in grants to study treatments for traumatic brain injury

June 7, 2023

Published: June 01, 2023 by Caitie Barkley

Two federal grants to study treatments for traumatic brain injury have been awarded to UTHealth Houston by the Department of Defense’s Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. 

The funding marks a positive step forward for patients suffering from the medical condition, said Charles S. Cox Jr., MD, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Neurosciences and the Glassell Family Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatric Surgery with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, and a member of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Sciences.

“There aren’t any effective treatments for patients with traumatic brain injury – there’s no drug you can take or operation you can have,” said Cox, lead investigator of the grants and professor of pediatric surgery with McGovern Medical School. “These grants represent one of the more promising steps toward developing these types of trials for finding new treatments.”  Read full story