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Brain Trauma Evidence-based Consortium (B-TEC)

The Brain Trauma Evidence-based Consortium (B-TEC) is a collaborative effort among academic institutions and foundations with the goal of fostering existing collaborations and new partnerships among traumatic brain injury (TBI) investigators in an effort to establish evidence-based principles and produce objective scientific advances in classification, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM)

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The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), an entity of the Uniformed Services University (USU), serves as the translational engine for advancing traumatic brain injury (TBI) research throughout National Capital Area. The CNRM mission is to bring together the resources and expertise of investigators from the DoD and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to catalyze innovative research on TBI to more effectively diagnose and treat Warfighter injuries and prevent long-term consequences resulting from TBI.

Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC)

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The Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC) is a multi-center collaboration linking premier basic science, translational, and clinical neuroscience researchers from the DoD, VA, academic universities, and private research institutes to effectively address the scientific, diagnostic, and therapeutic ramifications of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and its long-term effects.

The Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP)

The Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) is a joint VA and DoD effort to understand and treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in active duty military Service Members and Veterans. Its primary objectives are to focus on the advancement of treatment strategies for PTSD and to identify and confirm clinically relevant biomarkers as diagnostic and prognostic indicators of PTSD and comorbid disorders.

Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System

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The Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System was initiated as a collaborative effort supported by the DoD Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a secure, centralized informatics system developed to accelerate comparative effectiveness research in support of improved diagnosis and treatment for Service Members and civilians who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The INjury and TRaumatic STress Consortium (INTRuST)

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The Injury and Traumatic Stress (INTRuST) Consortium was established to combine the research efforts of leading clinical researchers to bring to market novel treatments or interventions for those who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The INTRuST portfolio of clinical research and trials spans psychotherapeutics, pharmacotherapeutics, and devices.

International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR)

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InTBIR is a collaborative effort of the European Commission (EC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the DoD. The goal of InTBIR is to coordinate and leverage clinical research activities on traumatic brain injury (TBI) research and encourage well-designed, hypothesis-driven studies that include the collection of high quality data followed by rigorous statistical analysis.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium

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This NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance; Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium is a prospective, longitudinal, multi-center, multi-sport investigation that delineates the natural history of concussion in both men and women by incorporating a multi-dimensional assessment of standardized clinical measures of post-concussive symptomatology, performance-based testing, genomic variability and risk factors, biomarkers of injury and trajectory of recovery, and psychological health.

NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Mind Matters Challenge

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As part of the broader $30 million NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance, the Mind Matters Challenge provided funding to various academic institutions to focus on two important areas related to concussion: Changing Attitudes about Concussions in Young and Emerging Adults (a research challenge) and Educational Programs Targeting Young and Emerging Adults (an educational programs challenge). The objective of these challenges is to change the culture of concussion safety in order to better serve student-athletes on the field and Service Members on the battlefield.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. To support this mission, NINDS supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics.

South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR)

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South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR) is a DoD and VA funded, multidisciplinary, and multi-institutional research consortium that develops and evaluates interventions for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in active duty military personnel and recently discharged Veterans.

TBI Endpoints Development (TED)

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The TBI Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative is a joint DoD and FDA effort in collaboration with academic clinician-scientists, industry leaders, patient advocacy organizations and philanthropies to develop better designed clinical trials that will ultimately lead to the first successful treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Targeted Evaluation, Action, and Monitoring of Traumatic Brain Injury (TEAM-TBI)

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Targeted Evaluation, Action, and Monitoring of Traumatic Brain Injury (TEAM-TBI) is a DoD funded, multicenter, clinical research study led by the University of Pittsburgh that investigates the complexity of brain injury and how targeted interventional strategies may improve patient outcome and function. The study utilizes various diagnostic techniques to develop individualized treatment strategies targeting an individual's specific symptoms.

Last modified: 07-Dec-2022