Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

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

Our mission is to conduct great science that improves outcomes for Service Members with TBI. We perform a range of robust research, with an emphasis on interventional clinical trials, that studies military-related TBI and its comorbidities. Our goal is to build a substantial evidence base that will influence and enhance clinical practice in the diagnosis and treatment of TBI in Service Members. 

We are well prepared and well supported to fulfill this mission. We have over 30 senior scientific investigators, 100 skilled staff members, active research at 11 locations in the Washington D.C. area and throughout the U.S., 10 scientific core facilities, and 3 repositories. 

We appreciate the seriousness of our work and are honored to have the opportunity to give back to the brave men and women who serve our country. We commit 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 those with TBI 
  • Collaboration: We partner with other leading 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 treatment outcomes for Service Members with TBI is not a solo effort. It requires a comprehensive approach among our investigators and staff; among partners within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and, most importantly, among the men and women who volunteer to participate in our studies. Together, we can all make a difference in TBI research.