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

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J. Kent Werner, Jr. MD, PHD

Lieutenant Commander, Navy

LCDR J. Kent Werner, Jr., MD PhD, is a physician-scientist in the Navy Medical Corps serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. He is a neuroscientist who is board certified in sleep medicine and neurology. Clinically, he treats patients with sleep and related neurological disorders at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) while also serving as the Director of Research of the WRNMMC Sleep Disorders Center. His research focuses on the impact of traumatic brain injury on sleep physiology and cognitive performance. After graduating from the US Naval Academy, he deployed as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard the USS MAHAN (DDG-72), earning his Surface Warfare qualification. Upon entering the Medical Corps, he completed his medical degree, cellular and molecular neuroscience doctorate, and neurology residency at Johns Hopkins University, where he serves currently as Adjunct Assistant Professor. He previously served as Chief of Neurology at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital before completing his fellowship in sleep medicine at WRNMMC.

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Vincent F Capaldi SCM, MD

Colonel, Army

COL Vincent F. Capaldi, II, MC, USA, is the Vice Chair of Psychiatry (Research), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD and Senior Medical Scientist, Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience, at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. He is a professor in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Capaldi is also the program director of the National Capital Consortium combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency training program and chair of the Biomedical Ethics Committee at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. COL Capaldi completed dual residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. COL Capaldi holds board certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Internal Medicine to practice General Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. COL Capaldi is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is a past president of the Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists – the Military District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

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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