Medical Museum Science Café

Military TBI—The History, Impact, and Future

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In person at NMHM
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 6-7 p.m.

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

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Traumatic brain injuries are known as the "signature wound" of the Global War on Terrorism. Over the last 20 years, the Department of Defense invested resources and manpower to study and treat service member TBIs, leading to the establishment of what is now the Defense Health Agency Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence. Join us to hear from Megan A. Lindberg and Elisabeth M. Moy Martin of TBICoE as they take a historical approach showcasing the evolution of TBI clinical care, starting with the American Civil War and leading up to the GWOT. They will also discuss congressional mandates directing and prioritizing research efforts to result in best practices by health care providers. Museum staff members will showcase related collections items prior to the start of the program.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.


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