Institute of Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) at MIT
An initiative of the Massachusetts Intitute of Technology (MIT), ISN is an interdepartmental research center founded in 2002 by a $50 million, five-year contract with the U.S. Army Research Office. Now in its second five-year contract, the mission of the ISN is straightforward: develop and exploit nanotechnology to dramatically improve the survivability of Soldiers.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
USUHS has a worldwide reputation as a center of excellence for military and public health professions education and research.
America’s Heroes at Work
An initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) focusing on the employment challenges of returning service members living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
Department of Defense
Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP)
Its mission is to train military and civilian psychologists and other mental health professionals to provide high quality deployment-related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
CSTS works to provide knowledge, leadership and applications for preparing for, responding to and recovering from the consequences of disaster and trauma. The Center advances knowledge, healthcare and preparedness through education, research, consultation and training.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development office for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). DARPA’s mission is to maintain the technological superiority of the U.S. military and prevent technological surprise from harming our national security.
Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)
The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation’s military communities, warriors and families. DCoE brings together three component centers, one of which is DVBIC. The other two are:
- Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC)
DHCC launched its web site in 2001 to assist busy clinicians in the delivery of post-deployment healthcare. It represents a comprehensive source of deployment-related health information for both healthcare providers and service members, veterans, and family members. In addition, it is the primary source of communication and support for the implementation of the DoD/VA Post-Deployment Health Clinical Practice Guideline (PDH-CPG).
- National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2)
T2 researches, develops, evaluates, and deploys new and existing technologies for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) across the Department of Defense (DoD). The T2 Center meets this mission by serving as the principal DoD coordinator in such areas as innovative technology applications, suicide surveillance and prevention, online behavioral health tools, and telepsychological health.
National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE)
NICoE will be an advanced facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or who are experiencing psychological health issues. The 72,000 square foot, two-story facility will be located on the Navy campus at Bethesda, Maryland, adjacent to the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, with close access to the Uniformed Services University, the National Institutes of Health, and the Veterans Health Administration.
US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (MRMC)
Provides medical knowledge and materiel lifecycle management to protect, treat and optimize Warfighter health and performance across the full spectrum of operations.
- Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) Mission: Execute a congressional special interest program of medical science and engineering technology research that maximizes benefits to military medicine.
US Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health System
America’s Military Health System (MHS) is a unique partnership of medical educators, medical researchers, and healthcare providers and their support personnel worldwide. This DoD enterprise consists of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; the medical departments of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Combatant Command surgeons; and TRICARE providers (including private sector healthcare providers, hospitals and pharmacies).
US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration
Its mission is "to serve the needs of America’s veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services."
- Polytrauma care is for veterans and returning service members with injuries to more than one physical region or organ system, one of which may be life threatening, and which results in physical, cognitive, psychological, or psychosocial impairments and functional disability.
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
Founded in 1980, the mission of the BIAA is "Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy." Includes extensive resources and links to related websites.
BrainLine.org is a new national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine.org is a service of WETA, the public TV and radio station in Washington, DC and is funded by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center through a contract with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.
Henry M. Jackson Foundation
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization established in 1983 and authorized by Congress to support medical research and education at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and throughout the broader military medical community.
National Football League (NFL)
The largest professional American football league in the world.