Military Health System (MHS) to Defense Health Agency (DHA) – 2018 R&D Changes

In 2018, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) will begin making major reforms to the Military Health System (MHS) and changes to the organizational structure of several Department of Defense (DoD) medical research programs. We’re following these R&D transitions and summarized below are a few of the changes to the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and Deployment Health Clinical Center, National Center for Telehealth and Technology, and ...

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) R&D Funding from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a significant health issue that occurs at a high rate in military populations. According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, more than 380,000 Service members have been diagnosed with TBI since 2000. TBI is also a significant public health burden that most commonly is a result of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries [CDC]. The Department of defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) ...

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