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

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Alicia Swan, PhD

Site Principal Investigator

Alicia Swan PhD currently serves at the Director of Polytrauma Research at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She leads the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Center of Excellence research program for the Polytrauma System of Care in Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University and both her Master of Arts and PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale while studying functional recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) in aged rats. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at UT-Austin and UT-Health San Antonio. She currently maintains research affiliations with the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Her program of research centers on functional recovery and well-being following TBI among military service members and veterans.

Dr. Melissa Guerra

Site Principal Investigator

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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