IBRF Researchers Work Toward Clinical Solutions
Currently 5.5 million people suffer from brain injury in the U.S.
50,000 Americans have died in the last year due to brain injury.
20% of U.S. veterans return from Iraq with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
The Traumatic Brain Injury Act is the only federal law that currently authorizes program support for people with TBI.
Of the 1.4 million who sustain a TBI each year in the United States:
- 235,000 are hospitalized;
- 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency department;
- 50,000 die.
Among children ages 0 to 14 years, TBI results annually in an estimated:
- 2,685 deaths;
- 37,000 hospitalizations;
- 435,000 emergency department visits.
Autism Spectrum Disorders affect an estimated 1 in 150 births.
1.7 million Americans today are afflicted with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Alzheimer's consumes the lives of 4.5 million Americans, and their families.
Dr. Philip DeFina
International Brain Research Foundation, Inc.
227 Rout 206 N
Building #2, Suite 101
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