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

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Site 01 Richmond Staff Bio

Dr. William C. Walker, MD

LIMBIC-CENC Principal Investigator

William C. Walker, MD, is the Ernst and Helga Prosser Professor and Associate Chair of Clinical Care in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Walker is board-certified in PM&R with over 30 years of experience performing clinical care and clinical research in persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other neurologic disorders. His research interests include TBI outcomes, concussion assessment, post-traumatic headaches, pain, and other comorbidities. Dr. Walker was raised in a military family with his father being a career Army officer with three separate year-long combat deployments (Korean War and two in Vietnam War). His maternal grandfather was also a career service member and WW2 combat Veteran. This upbringing led him to a special interest and dedication to clinical research seeking to improve lives of military service members and Veterans. Dr. Walker has published well over 100 peer reviewed original research manuscripts, garnered multiple researcher awards, and won multiple federal research grants. His research leadership positions include Study Chairman for the Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) multicenter prospective longitudinal study (PLS) of U.S. military personnel and Veterans with combat exposure and long-standing VCU site Medical Director and Investigator on the NIDILRR funded TBI-Model Systems of Care. Dr. Walker also remains active as a clinician and strives to provide a holistic, patient-centered care for persons with brain injuries at the VCU Health System outpatient clinics and collaborating inpatient rehabilitation facility (Sheltering Arms Institute, a collaboration with VCU Health).

William Carne, PhD

Richmond Site Principal Investigator

Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Virginia Commonwealth university. Practicing clinician and researcher for over 25 years focusing on the health and psychological interface both in the clinical care of patients as well as in the research arena. Authored or co-authored over three dozen peer-reviewed papers regarding various aspects of health to include neurodegenerative diseases and mTBI. Currently serving as a PLS co-investigator in LIMBIC.

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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