Tech Professor Michelle LaPlaca Testifies before Senate Committee on TBI


Michelle LaPlaca, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday examining Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in veterans and progress being made in treating this wound.

LaPlaca shared her research experience in diagnosing and treating TBI along with her collaborations with the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Video and a textual transcript of her testimony can be found at the proceeding link.



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