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CERSE’s consortium focused on veterans’ health and wellness promotes applied research on the general health of veterans, neurodegeneration and prevention efforts.
With more than $110 million in funding from Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, this research collaboration leads the national Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma/Long-term Impact of Military Relevant Brain Injury Consortium.
Future goals include developing a national network of clinical trials for veterans to fast-track effective treatments into practice.
David X. Cifu, M.D., has been awarded a $50M grant co-funded by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs for the study, Long-term Impact of Military-relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC). Dr. Cifu and his team will oversee a national research consortium of universities, hospitals and clinics that studies the long-term impacts of mild traumatic brain injuries on service members and veterans.
George Gitchel, Ph.D., Paul Wetzel, Ph.D. and Mark Baron, M.D., have received the 2019 Billy R. Martin Award for Innovation. They have developed a noninvasive eye-tracking system that can screen for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, traumatic brain injury and several other neurological conditions.
Paul Perrin, Ph.D., has been awarded $848,378 from the Department of Defense to support a three-year randomized clinical trial to evaluate an intervention for caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury and dementia. The intervention aims to reduce caregiver depression, anxiety and burden, and improve veterans’ health management and safety.