In March 2012, Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, founder and scientific director of CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention, testified before the U.S. House of Representative's Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in a hearing entitled “A Review of Efforts to Prevent and Treat Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Dr. Winston emphasized prevention, the need for timely and proficient acute care within the hours or days post-injury and the importance of recovery and reintegration into society. She also emphasized the need for more funding for injury prevention research as well as for the education of future scientists and investigators. The government affairs team assisted with the preparation of Winston’s testimony.