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Be a Brain Warrior: Protect. Treat. Optimize.

The Department of Defense leads in the treatment and research of brain-related injuries and is committed to identifying breakthroughs to improve the lives of individuals who have sustained brain injuries. DOD’s efforts address a holistic view at brain health and brain injuries—before, during, and after any blast exposure or other injury.

The DOD considers protectingtreating, and optimizing brain health a top priority.

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TBI, considered one of the signature wounds of war in the 21st century, presents complex and challenging problems for many of our service members.

More than 490,000 service members have sustained TBI since 2000, according to reports from the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence.

See below for TBI resources for health care providers, leaders, service members, veterans, families, and caregivers.


Protecting Brain Health

Leaders are in a unique position to protect their service members.


Treating Brain Health

TBI is treatable, and recovery is expected with appropriate care.


Optimizing Brain Health

Military health care providers can be brain warriors and help optimize resources.

More BIAM Events

For in-person and virtual events at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, check out the Brain Awareness Day and the virtual Science Café event information.

Brain Awareness Day Sat. March 16. Free for everyone. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Virtual Science Cafe. Headache and TBI: The evolution of Medication. A virtual event held on the Facebook @medicalmuseum on March 28, 2024 at 11 a.m. ET.

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Headaches and TBI: A Journey of Treatment Over Time

Dr. Joanne Gold, a pharmacist and neuroscience clinician with TBICoE, and experts from the National Museum of Health and Medicine discuss the treatment of headaches, past and present. Their conversation explores the museum's collections related to TBI and headache treatment, discusses ways to improve headache treatment, and highlights relevant TBICoE ...

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TBICoE Research Review: Multiple TBI/Multiple Concussion

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Prior history of TBI may predispose an individual to increased risk of subsequent TBI, which may result from less force, and lengthier recovery from post-injury symptoms. Activities such as contact sports and military service carry particular risk for multiple TBI.

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TBICoE Podcasts

TBICoE produces multiple podcast series focused on various TBI-related topics. Listen to, subscribe to or download episodes on DVIDS or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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TBICoE Quarterly Education Series: Prolonged Field Medicine and TBI

A challenge of modern-day warfare is determining the course of care when a battlefield injury results in traumatic brain injury. Join the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence for a discussion on TBI care in austere environments.

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Last Updated: April 02, 2024
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