The Rehabilitation and Evaluation Program will develop strategies to more accurately characterize the injury progression across the spectrum of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and will apply rehabilitative medicine approaches to intervene in order to prevent disability and enhance functional capacity on an individual basis.
Rehabilitation and Evaluation Program Primary Goals:
- Evaluate cognitive interventions.
- Perform epidemiological and qualitative investigations.
- Pilot test robotic devices.
- Assess movement and postural training programs and devices.
Critical Issues for the Rehabilitation & Evaluation Program:
- The primary cause of TBI in soldiers is a closed head injury secondary to an explosion.
- There has also been an increasing recognition of persistent problems resulting from milder forms of brain injury in soldiers.
- There is an urgent need to develop more effective treatments for the devastating long term mental and physical health consequences and subsequent disability from a traumatic brain injury.
The Rehabilitation Program's Projects were selected for their potential to produce important information or an innovative treatment approach for those with TBI. An additional objective of the Projects was to eliminate redundancies and maximize the use of resources, as well as foster cross-institutional and multidisciplinary collaborations by combining projects and sharing investigators.
Rehabilitation Program Projects and Pilots
To view all CNRM funded research projects:
- Visit the Federal RePORTER website
- Next to Agency, click "Select"
- From the drop down, click "Clear"
- Select the + by "Defense" and click the box for "Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine"
- Click "Select" and then "Submit Query"