Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium

  • Kevin SickingerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9249


The Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC) is a coordinated, multicenter research collaboration linking basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience researchers from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), military, the private sector, and academia. The Consortium aims to effectively address the knowledge gaps in diagnosis and therapy for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and its long-term effects. Unique features of the Consortium include (1) its centralized organization, with a coordinating center located at Virginia Commonwealth University, directed by senior academic TBI leaders of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD); (2) nationwide linkages between eight major VA TBI/Polytrauma Centers, multiple DoD Centers, and over two dozen academic and private research centers; (3) extensive, long-term track record of collaborative TBI research; (4) access to large military/VA-relevant research subject populations; and (5) ten...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC)Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA