The Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a clinical care and research institute for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH) conditions such as post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety. Our mission is to deliver comprehensive care, conduct focused research, and export knowledge to benefit military Veterans, athletes, civilian patients, their families, health care professionals, and society. At the MIBH, we strive to advance training, educational and research activities in support of our clinical care model.
The primary focus of the MIBH is to care for former military personnel who have separated from active duty, with special consideration for those who were separated with “Other Than Honorable” or “Dishonorable” discharge status due to TBI or PH conditions. It will also serve civilian adults who have sustained mild to moderate TBI and are experiencing lingering neurological problems or co-morbid PH conditions. As an example, some retired athletes have had repeated hits to the head, for which ongoing neurological care is needed. While each condition can independently cause specific symptoms, co-occurrence can cause a complex constellation of symptoms that vary widely and require a treatment plan specific to each individual.
The MIBH offers intensive outpatient care with detailed diagnostic and treatment services, frequently in a four-week program, that integrates conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine. Patients and families will receive extensive education regarding the nature of TBI and PH conditions designed to enhance self-management of symptoms aimed at improving quality of life. We will partner with Veteran-serving nonprofits across the nation, to best treat veterans suffering the hidden wounds of war. In collaboration with existing consortia engaging in TBI and PH care for veterans, the MIBH is a “center of excellence” model.