The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) was established as a collaborative intramural federal program involving the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health developed to bring together the expertise of clinicians and scientists across disciplines to catalyze innovative approaches to traumatic brain injury (TBI) research.
The CNRM Research Programs have an emphasis on aspects of high relevance to the military populations, with a primary focus on patients at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Uniformed Services University is responsible for the overall operation and management of the CNRM on behalf of the Department of Defense.
Due to the impact of TBI among military populations, the CNRM seeks to serve as the catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and advancement of knowledge of the incidence of TBI and the identification of interdisciplinary approaches to assess TBI and promote recovery. CNRM Research Programs address the full spectrum of TBI with special focus on militarily relevant forms of TBI such as blast, penetrating, and repeat neurotrauma events, including the effect of high anxiety and the concurrent development of PTSD with TBI.