The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) was established as a collaborative intramural federal program involving the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. The program was developed to bring together the expertise of clinicians and scientists across disciplines to catalyze innovative approaches to traumatic brain injury (TBI) research.
The CNRM Research Programs have an emphasis on aspects of high relevance to the military populations, with a primary focus on patients at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Uniformed Services University is responsible for the overall operation and management of the CNRM on behalf of the Department of Defense.
Due to the impact of TBI among military populations, the CNRM seeks to serve as the catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and advancement of knowledge of the incidence of TBI and the identification of interdisciplinary approaches to assess TBI and promote recovery. CNRM Research Programs address the full spectrum of TBI with special focus on militarily relevant forms of TBI such as blast, penetrating, and repeat neurotrauma events, including the effect of high anxiety and the concurrent development of PTSD with TBI.
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The Defense and Veteran Brain Injury Center’s (DVBIC) mission is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and Veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services.
The mission of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury is to improve the lives of our nation’s service members, families and veterans by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care.