Center for Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Medicine
The Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) was formally established at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) by the Defense Appropriations Act of 1999. Organized within the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at USU, CDHAM is postured as the Defense Department's focal point for academic aspects of medical stability operations.
Consortium for Health & Military Performance (CHAMP)
CHAMP is a Uniformed Services University (USU) and joint service effort that focuses on the health and performance of the warfighter. We are a joint medical resource for the Department of Defense for education, basic and clinical research, and clinical expertise in the area of military unique human performance optimization.
The Human Performance Laboratory and Human Performance Resource Center are entities of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance.
Human Performance Laboratory
The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is a research laboratory located within the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine. It is an interdisciplinary laboratory where research scientists trained in exercise physiology, nutritional biochemistry, sports psychology, immunology, endocrinology, and psychology work with physicians, medical students, graduate students, and others to in.
Human Performance Resource Center
HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.
Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM)
Established in 2003, the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) is aligned under the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and the Department of Military Emergency Medicine (MEM). DVCIPM became a Defense Center of Excellence in 2016, and seeks to improve the management of pain in military and civilian medicine and to guide research and policy regarding pain and its treatment. Additionally, DVCIPM serves as the advisory organization on pain management research, education, and clinical policy issues for the Military Health System (MHS) and Veteran’s Health Affairs (VHA). They assess the effectiveness and safety of pain care for MHS and VHA beneficiaries, and provide an administrative structure in the form of a Military Pain Medicine Board of Directors (MPMBD) consisting of Air Force, Army, Navy, VHA, and civilian expert clinicians and researchers experienced in the management of acute and chronic pain.
Leadership Education and Development Program (USU LEAD)
The mission of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Leadership Education and Development Program (USU LEAD) is to forge health leaders who will care for uniformed services personnel and their families. The USU LEAD program is based on the FourCe-PITO conceptual framework and is delivered across the years of education and training at USU.
Traumatic Injury Research Program
This research program is directed to the development of improved methods for the diagnosis and longitudinal assessment of traumatic brain injury based on the dynamical analysis of EEGs (electroencephalograms) and ERPs (event-related brain potentials). EEGs and ERPs are being obtained from healthy control participants and from individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury. It has been hypothesized that neurological and psychological deficits following traumatic brain injury can result from abnormalities in inter-regional central nervous system synchronization. Investigation of this hypothesis is a core element of our program. One of the important clinical foci of our work is the early differential diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury that progresses either to a presentation of depression or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).