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Member Benefits

You are Invited to Join the National Neurotrauma Society!

Qualified candidates are encouraged to join the National Neurotrauma Society. Below is pricing information on Annual Membership. Please note that Annual Membership runs from January 01 thru December 31.

WHY should I join?
The NNS is committed to the promotion of neurotrauma research by enhancing communications, providing a forum, and increasing support on the National and International level.

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Mission Statement

WHO are National Neurotrauma Society Members?

Membership in the organization is open to all scientists who are interested in conducting neurotrauma research.

WHAT is the mission of the National Neurotrauma Society?

The National Neurotrauma Society is committed to the promotion of neurotrauma research by enhancing communications, providing a forum, and increasing support on the national and international level.

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Thank-you to everyone who participated and generously donated to the inaugural #neurotrauma5kFun Run/Walk! With your support it was a success! We SURPASSED our goal and raised $7,817. Your contributions will help support the NNS's advocacy, education, and research initiatives!

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 Current Topics in TBI 

  Wednesday speaker series 
 Zoom ID: 86151520632 pw: TBI 
 8pm GMT / 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT

Hosted by: @BachstetterLab @davidjloane @Morganti_Lab


Zoom Link: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sMprVh7vQh6pq5BnUH-Vjw

The password for the meeting is: TBI

Talks will be posted on the YouTube - search for: Current Topics in TBI (at the speaker's discretion, for a limited time) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7g8qk0uFJIuSZu6M8-G-dQ

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Journal Breaking News

    • Early Life Stress Preceding Mild Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Neuroinflammation but Does Not Exacerbate Impairment of Cognitive Flexibility during Adolescence Feb 4, 2021 | 12:03 pm read more...
    • Proteoglycan 4 Reduces Neuroinflammation and Protects the Blood–Brain Barrier after Traumatic Brain Injury Feb 4, 2021 | 12:03 pm read more...
    • Accelerated Failure Time Survival Model to Analyze Morris Water Maze Latency Data Feb 4, 2021 | 12:02 pm read more...
    • Traumatic Brain Injury and Alcohol Drinking Alter Basolateral Amygdala Endocannabinoids in Female Rats Feb 4, 2021 | 12:02 pm read more...
    • Longitudinal Characterization of Blood–Brain Barrier Permeability after Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury by In Vivo 2-Photon Microscopy Feb 4, 2021 | 12:02 pm read more...

Scientific Profiles

  • Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Director, Translational Neurotrauma Research Program
    Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    The University of Arizona

    The National Neurotrauma Society is a community of scientists and health care providers who care not only for patient quality of life, but the scientific rigor supporting clinical practice and the career development of those interested in the field. My team views that annual symposium as an anchor point in our research to present our findings, reconnect with colleagues, and celebrate science.              

    Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D.

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  • Grace S. Griesbach, Ph.D.

    National Direct of Clinical Research - Centre for NeuroSkills

    I have always strived to conduct research that will lead to a significant clinic impact. Reminiscing, my interest in translational research evolved within the National Neurotrauma Society, back in the days when it was held in conjunction with the Society for Neuroscience. It was always exciting to see how basic neuroscience concepts could be applied to the research and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Since then I have been fortunate to witness the growth of NNS. It is inspiring to see how the society strives to have meaningful novel research while not losing focus on its original concerns.              

    Grace S. Griesbach, Ph.D.

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  • Gregory W. J. Hawryluk, M.D., Ph.D. ...

    University of Utah – Medical Center

    Since early in my career I have viewed the National Neurotrauma Society and its members as pursuing the noblest of causes - to find a cure or effective treatment for the devastation of brain and spinal cord injuries. I have been grateful for tremendous collegiality and encouragement from those affiliated with the NNS and am inspired to work collaboratively with these honorable people for the common good. The NNS provides a culture medium for academic enrichment and for the personal and professional bonds that will be key to curing the terrible conditions we study.              

    Gregory Hawryluk

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  • Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D.

    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    Being a member of the National Neurotrauma Society has been incredibly beneficial for my research in traumatic brain injury. My favorite perk of membership is the savings for attending the National Neurotrauma Symposium. At this meeting, I connect with collaborators and have the opportunity to present my research to leaders in the neurotrauma field. Every time I attend the meeting, I leave with helpful tips to improve on the methods that I am using in the laboratory.

    Coleen M. Atkins

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Symposium News


    The Women in Neurotrauma Research – Visiting International Scholar Award (TEAM RESEARCH) provides an opportunity for international collaboration by subsidizing both travel to the National Neurotrauma Symposium and a brief period of research training/collaboration in a sponsor’s laboratory.

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  • Trainee Travel Awards

    NNS Trainee Travel Awards

    Deadline: April 1, 2021

    The National Neurotrauma Society offers two types of travel awards to ensure that undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are given every opportunity to attend the conference and present their work.

    To apply for a travel award, you must register online and submit an abstract.

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Ask an expert

Why did you choose to study neurotrauma? How did you find your niche within the field?

NNS member

Mayumi Prins, PhD Professor of Neurosurgery
UCLA Brain Injury Research Center
I worked in the lab during my undergraduate running HPLC samples. I had the rare honor of meeting the mom of an 18yo girl who drove for the first time by herself when she was hit by another car and had severe TBI. Seeing first hand how this young girl’s life was completely changed really affected me and soon after that I started my research on TBI in the developing brain. She was/is my inspiration.

Stay Connected

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