In his volunteer capacity as the VP of Translational Medicine and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit research group, Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni, MD initiated and now directs a national multicenter clinical study of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Traumatic Brain Injury, named the National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Project. This is an IRB-approved (WIRB) ALL-VOLUNTEER effort of multiple centers around the country. You can read about this study at: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01105962
This study involves a consortium of interest groups dedicated to helping the war veteran recover from traumatic brain injury. We have been working hard with various groups to inform Capitol Hill and DOD medicine about the benefits of this new treatment approach in an effort to stem the tide of veteran suicides, that have been proceeding inexorably at the rate of 7300 per year.
This study has been running for over 2 years, and has so far, treated 75 veterans with no reimbursement by state or federal government authorities. The manuscript summarizing our positive results has been submitted for publication. The study is about to be updated for its second phase, and will be named NBIRR-2.