About the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) summarizes research, identifies health information needs, and develops information resources to support the Model Systems programs in meeting the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and burn injury.
The Model Systems are funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to conduct innovative and high-quality research, provide patient care, and offer other services to improve the health and overall quality of life for individuals with TBI, SCI, and burn injury.
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Conducting systematic reviews of the literature
The MSKTC strives to ensure that the latest and best research findings are being used in healthcare decision-making. The MSKTC collaborates with Model System programs to conduct systematic reviews on high priority health topics to inform clinical practice. Learn more about Conducting Systematic Reviews
Meeting information needs
The MSKTC ensures that useful health information gets to the people who need it. Meeting information needs to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with TBI, SCI and burn injuries involves understanding these needs and developing information resources and products that meet these needs. MSKTC conducts research, develops information materials, and creates innovative ways for important and timely information to reach your audiences. Learn more about Information Needs
A systematic review is a formal, organized method for compiling, evaluating and summarizing all of the published research evidence related to a specific medical or health topic. Results of a systematic review provide the best information for making decisions about treatment, practice or behavior. View the Systematic Reviews for SCI, TBI, or Burn
Patient & Family Information
The available materials were produced through a collaboration between the MSKTC and the Model Systems. This health information is based on research evidence and/or professional consensus and has been reviewed and approved by an editorial team of experts from the different Model Systems. View Patient & Family Information for SCI, TBI, or Burn
Publications & Presentations
MSKTC has authored Journal Entries, Books, Book Chapters, and Presentations. Listed are a summary of the Publications & Presentations. View the Publications & Presentations