CTE Center research has played a major role in expanding our understanding of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and in changing public awareness about the dangers of repetitive head impacts, including concussion, subconcussion and blast-related injury. The CTE Center has been essential in establishing the neuropathological diagnostic criteria, developing a pathological staging scheme for the severity of CTE pathology, and delineating the clinicopathological correlations of CTE.
By furthering our knowledge of the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the overarching goal of the CTE Center is to create a safer environment for all contact sport athletes, military personnel, and other individuals exposed to repetitive head impacts.
The CTE Center is currently focused on three interconnected research endeavors:
The CTE Center is also affiliated with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.