Improving the lives of Service Members with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a no fail mission. We are passionate about research because it leads to discoveries that enable Service Members with TBI to return to full health as soon as possible. Study participation is incredibly valuable because it gives these discoveries an opportunity to be found. We value our relationships with prospective, current, and past study participants. CNRM couldn’t exist without their help. To date, we’ve had over 8,000 research participants. More than 60% are Service Members who were enrolled at military treatment facilities in the Washington D.C. area and at Joint Base Lewis-McChord; WA, Ft. Campbell; KY, Ft. Bragg; NC, and Ft. Sam Houston; TX.
Our clinical studies are divided into two main categories: 1). Observational/natural history studies, 2). Interventional trials. Observational studies assess participants as they are. They are not given an added treatment or drug. Participants in these studies might undergo neuroimaging evaluations, blood draws, and/or medical assessments. The information gathered from these studies improves our understanding of TBI and identifies possibilities to explore in clinical trials. Interventional trials test the efficacy of therapies, drugs, or other treatments. Persons in these studies might participate in treatments that involve repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), exercise, bright light therapy, virtual reality, or the use of smart phone-based mobile applications.
It’s critical each participant feels supported and informed throughout the study process. Our team is dedicated to helping prospective participants navigate the clinical studies process. They take the time to inform interested persons about current clinical studies, answer any questions they might have, and help them identify which studies are best suited for their specific needs. Together, we can all make a difference in TBI research. To learn more about joining our effort to improve outcomes for Service Members with TBI, please visit our clinical studies website at www.cnrmstudies.org.