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Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury

Photo of David Cifu, Ph.D, addressing students in a hospital.



Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, Va. 23298


VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a series of events called Milestones. The events highlight the 2,999,999th volume (an oral history collection featuring second-wave feminists in central Virginia), the 3,000,000th volume (a seminal new book about treatment of traumatic brain injury, co-authored by David X. Cifu, M.D., chair of VCU's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and the 3,000,001st volume (an artists' book by VCU alumna Colette Fu).

The 3-millionth volume is Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury by Blessen C. Eapen, M.D., and David X. Cifu, M.D., a seminal work based on years of research and leading-edge practice in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, including current translation research conducted at VCU. This book is an important addition to Tompkins-McCaw Library's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) collection, one of VCU Libraries' Collections of Distinction. At the event, Cifu gives remarks on the significance of the book. The remarks will be followed by a celebration.

This event, like every event in the Milestones series, is free and open to all, but please register. For special accommodations, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593 at least two days prior to the event.

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About the Speaker

David Cifu, M.D., is the associate dean for innovation and system integration in the in the VCU School of Medicine and the chairman and Herman J. Flax, M.D., Endowed Professor of the Department of PM&R at VCU-School of Medicine. He is also chief of PM&R Services for the VCU Health System and founding director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering. He is the senior TBI specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been funded on 43 research grants for more than $137 million and currently serves as principal investigator of the VA/DoD $62.2 million Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium, which is studying the long-term effects of combat concussions in service members and veterans across 15 VA's 12 military bases and 30 universities in 20 states. In his more than 25 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 550 regional, national and International lectures, published more than 220 scientific articles and 65 abstracts and co-authored or edited 34 books and book chapters. He is the past president of the American Academy of PM&R (2007–8), editor-in-chief of the 5th edition of Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2015) and co-editor-in-chief of Braddom's Handbook of Rehabilitation Medicine (2017).

Other Events in the Milestones Series

Please join us for the whole Milestones series.

Banner image: David Cifu, Ph.D. addressing students. Photo Courtest of VCU Neuroscience


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