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TIRR Foundation is advancing medical science, improving care, and enhancing lives for people with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries

1.7 million people each year sustain a traumatic brain injury in the U.S.

TIRR Foundation seeks to improve the recovery, health, and quality of life for people who have sustained a spinal cord or brain injury by funding innovative research to find a cure and by fostering programs that advance rehabilitative medicine.

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Every dollar TIRR Foundation receives is leveraged 25X by researchers

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Millions of people worldwide struggle each day with the debilitating effects of central nervous system damage. The endeavor to understand how our central nervous system functions, responds to injury, and recovers has been ongoing for centuries.

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TIRR Family is filled with individuals whose lives have been personally impacted by catastrophic injury, and those who are impassioned to support the goals and efforts of TIRR Foundation.

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Register For The Next TIRR Event

TIRR Foundation hosts a number of events, ranging from sports to elegant dinners to fun dances. With the help of our board and volunteers, all TIRR events focus on fun, fellowship and FUNDING!

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TIRR News / August 23, 2019

Board Members Get First-Hand View of the Development of New Robotic Devices

On January 15, 2019, a group of TIRR Foundation board members visited the lab of Pepe Contreras-Vidal, Ph.D. at the University of Houston. Dr. Contreras-Vidal and his team of researchers presented their latest work.


TIRR News / August 22, 2019

Does Mission Connect Punch Above its Weight?

Mission Connect’s External Review Committee (ERC) arrived in Houston on April 24th for two days of presentations given by Principal Investigators (PI) of Mission Connect funded research. This is a highly anticipated scientific audit that provides us with critical feedback on our portfolio of investigations and insight into how Mission Connect can have an even greater impact on brain and spinal cord injury research.


TIRR News / August 23, 2019

Again this Year, TIRR's Celebrity Chefs Dinner was a Huge Success

Taste of TIRR 2019 was held on Thursday, March 28, at the River Oaks Country Club. Houston's Johnny Carrabba and celebrity chef John Folse took guests on a culinary adventure of a lifetime.