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Medical Museum Science Café

Learning As We Treat: Building the Department of Defense's Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence

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When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6-7pm

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Head trauma's complexity required the Military Health System to create forward-thinking organizations to "provide the entire clinical spectrum of care for the patient." Borrowing from specialized civilian medical facilities developed as early as the 1970s, and lessons learned from Vietnam and the first Gulf War, the Department of Defense established a federal center of excellence specializing in traumatic brain injury. Working collaboratively with public-private partnerships and other governmental agencies, centers of excellence are the federal government's premier specialized medical bodies tasked with addressing the complex health requirements of the nation's service members and veterans. Join Michael Doidge, Contract Historian for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, for a discussion of historical antecedents that led to their creation.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.


Call (301) 319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil