CNRM is testing the latest technology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to brain injury and stresses of the battlefield. Participation is key to advancing important research.
CNRM brings together the expertise of physicians and scientists at institutions in the National Capital Area to develop new approaches to brain injury diagnosis and recovery. Most of our research takes place in Bethesda (MD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).
Participating in TBI/Concussion and PTS Research
We welcome those with symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI, also known as concussion) and posttraumatic stress (PTS) to contact us to participate. Individuals who are in good health are also vital to clinical research. Participation is the key to advancing important research. Brain injury can affect how you think, feel, remember, and communicate. Have you or someone you know experienced these symptoms?
Avoiding reminder of trauma
For more information about participating in clinical research, please refer to the participation page.
CNRM's Dr. Paul Pasquina talks about his cutting-edge research
The IMES system is a new technology that was developed with funding from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). CNRM's Dr. Paul Pasquina has been using it at Walter Reed to enable an amputee to control movement in his prosthetic arm with the remaining muscles he has in his arm. This can provide a vast improvement in the lives of wounded warriors.
CNRM Researcher Dr. Michael Roy is interviewed on his method to treat PTSD with virtual reality
CNRM's and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' Dr. Michael Roy speaks about Virtual Iraq, a virtual reality method used in some of his research studies to treat military service members with PTSD. "Roy says there are two goals: to 'habituate' the patient to the stress, so that common events don't trigger bad memories; and to open the gateway to conversation." He further explains that this method is not a one size fits all approach, but it certainly works well for some.