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Neurosurgery Blog Features Op-Ed Highlighting the Need for Brain Injury Awareness Treatment

On March 6, Roll Call published an op-ed titled, “We need more than brain injury awareness: We need new treatment.” In the op-ed, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.), co-chair and founder of the Congressional Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force, and Vishal Bansal, MD, FACS, discuss the need for more than brain injury awareness — the need for new treatment. Each March, Brain Injury Awareness Month promotes learning more about brain injury and ending its dangerous effects. More than 3 million patients visit hospital emergency rooms with suspected TBI annually. Despite progress, concussions are still a significant unmet medical need.

On March 24, Neurosurgery Blog published a cross-post to amplify the message.