The Uniformed Services University (USU) is the nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health. USU provides the nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. USU is responsible for the overall operation and management of the CNRM on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense. USU investigators also conduct both clinical and laboratory studies in a variety of USU research facilities.
The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) is a federal intramural program that studies the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as concussion, with a special focus on military-relevant injuries. CNRM was established through Congressional legislation in 2008 to foster collaborative efforts between the Uniformed Services University (USU), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Through this collaborative approach to clinical research, our researchers are breaking new ground in improving the evaluation and care of military service members and civilians suffering from TBI and posttraumatic stress (PTS). Many of our talented clinicians have cared for those with TBI and PTS on the battlefield, in military treatment facilities, and civilian hospitals. Our clinical researchers' expertise uniquely qualifies them to address research gaps in current knowledge, to improve diagnoses, and to advance treatment plans for those suffering from TBI and PTS. For more information about CNRM clinical researchers, please visit the featured clinical researchers page.
The U.S. Department of Defense has also entrusted CNRM researchers to establish a new brain tissue repository. Examination of the brain after death can complement what is learned from studies during life and help us better understand the impact of brain injuries. It is our hope that by carefully studying the brains of service members we can improve diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries in the future.
Learn more about CNRM’s collaborative efforts below.