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Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Welcome to the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM). We’re a federal military traumatic brain injury (TBI) research program organized as a partnership between the Uniformed Services University (USU) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Our mission is to conduct cutting-edge science that improves the lives of service members with TBI. We perform a range of robust research—with an emphasis on clinical trials—that studies military-related TBI and its comorbidities. Our goal is to build a substantial evidence base that will enhance the Department of Defense’s (DoD) current guidelines for TBI diagnosis and treatment.

We’re well prepared and well supported to fulfill our mission. Since inception, we’ve conducted over 135 studies and enrolled over 9,000 research participants. Results from these studies have generated conclusive results that have laid a strong foundation for our present efforts.

Our team is comprised of over twenty senior scientific investigators and fifty dedicated staff members. We have a robust, in-house:

  • Clinical Trials Unit
  • Research Support Cores: Biomarkers and Biospecimen Repository; Informatics; and a TBI Study Opportunities Registry for prospective study participants 
  • Translational Research Division
  • Neuropathology-Neuroradiology Integration Core
  • Operational Research Division
  • Program Management and Administrative team

 We’re serious about our work and are honored to have the opportunity to give back to those who serve our country. We’re committed to a set of values that guide our decisions, actions, and relationships.

  • Urgency: We work swiftly and diligently to improve outcomes for service members with TBI
  • Solutions-focused: We focus on research that makes a difference in the lives of service members with TBI
  • Collaboration: We partner with other renowned TBI research groups
  • Transparency: We publish and disseminate all study findings, regardless of the outcome
  • Fiscal Responsibility: We generate real-world value for taxpayer money

Improving the lives of service members with TBI isn’t a solo effort. It requires a comprehensive approach among our investigators and staff; among our partners within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and, most importantly, among the individuals who volunteer to participate in our studies. Together, we can all make a difference in the lives of service members with TBI.