Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium

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In August 2012, President Obama gave an Executive Order to make a national research plan to treat and prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI). Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions are part of this plan.

Many veterans in recent military conflicts had one or more mild TBIs, also called concussions. Recent conflicts are Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.

The DoD and VA gave money to learn about, treat and prevent concussions. In 2014, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and their collaborators were awarded a 5-year grant. In 2019, VCU and their collaborators were awarded a second 5-year grant.

The name of this project is Long-term Impact of Military-relevant Brain Injury Consortium-Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (LIMBIC-CENC).

The LIMBIC-CENC goals are to:

  1. Learn more about how concussion affects the brain,
  2. Find out the effects of concussion later in life, such as risk for dementia,
  3. See if some service members and Veterans are more likely to be affected,
  4. Identify the best treatments for concussion, and

LIMBIC-CENC has a Knowledge Translation Center to give information on concussion to service members, Veterans, clinicians, researchers and others.

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 839 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD 21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office. This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs endorsed by the Department of Defense, through the Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) Award/W81XWH-18-PH/TBIRP-LIMBIC under Awards No. W81XWH1920067 and W81XWH-13-2-0095, and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards No. I01 CX002097, I01 CX002096, I01 HX003155, I01 RX003444, I01 RX003443, I01 RX003442, I01 CX001135, I01 CX001246, I01 RX001774, I01 RX 001135, I01 RX 002076, I01 RX 001880, I01 RX 002172, I01 RX 002173, I01 RX 002171, I01 RX 002174, and I01 RX 002170. Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Defense. / Created by VCU University Relations

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