Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

Peter Chiarelli Awarded Dr. Jennifer & Dr. Jack London Medal for Distinguished Service

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli has received the first-ever Dr. Jennifer and Dr. Jack London Medal for Distinguished Service in recognition of his efforts in the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. CACI International said Monday Executive Chairman Jack London presented the award to Chiarelli during the Comfort for America’s …

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Lpath Receives DoD Grant to Study Potential Traumatic Brain Injury Pain Treatment

California-based biotechnology firm Lpath has secured a two-year, $1.45 million grant from the Defense Department to examine the use of a monoclonal antibody drug as a potential treatment for neuropathic pain associated with traumatic brain injury. Lpath said Monday it will conduct preclinical studies to assess the effect of the company’s experimental drug Lpathomab on pain that follows neurotrauma as …

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Engility to Continue DCoE PH & TBI Program Evaluation Support; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

Engility will continue to support the evaluation of psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs at the Defense Centers of Excellence under a three-year, $31 million extension to a previously awarded contract. The company said Wednesday the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity contract covers technical assistance for DCoE’s PH and TBI program improvement activities. Engility President …

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DoD, Abbott Form TBI Testing Partnership; Dallas Hack Comments

Healthcare company Abbott and the Defense Department will collaborate to develop blood-testing methods to help clinicians diagnose mild traumatic brain injuries in military personnel. Abbott said Monday that TBI-related abnormalities are not easily detected because its symptoms can be similar to those found in other medical conditions. “The quick and accurate …

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Army Developing Tech to Monitor Soldier Brain Injuries

The Army is increasingly researching methods to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield, the American Forces Press Service reports. The brach has invested $633 million into TBI research and has 472 active research projects alone.  Col. Dr. Dallas Hack, director of the Army’s combat casualty care research …

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