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Title:  CANCELLED - Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury in Modern War
Description:  COL Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D. is a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Department of Defense, which was created to be a unique site of truly innovative, bold research. On its web site, DARPA explains that in order “To fulfill its mission, the Agency relies on diverse performers to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and create innovative technologies that address current practical problems through applied research. As the DoD’s primary innovation engine, DARPA undertakes projects that are finite in duration but that create lasting revolutionary change.” Dr. Ling’s work is illustrative of this innovative, sometimes revolutionary, approach. Today, Dr. Ling will speak to us about some of the advances in care that have been made possible through such pioneering research. This approach is urgent because, although traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injuries remain significant health problems here in the US and worldwide, they are clearly the “signature injury” in the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. As a part of the response to this critical problem occurring with unprecedented frequency, the military has undertaken a system of in-theater care that begins with mandatory screening by first providers and followed by an organized approach to clinical care. Dr. Ling’s research interests focus on brain and spinal cord injury, particularly that which is relevant to combat situations brought about by blast injuries.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012   03:00pm - 04:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   COL Geoffrey Ling
Title:   M.D., Ph.D., FAAN
Organization:   DARPA
City/Province:   Washington
State:   District of Columbia
Country:   USA

Organization(s):  [NIH] National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Location:  Off Campus
Building:  Neuroscience Center Building
Room:  Conf room C & D
Street Address:  6001 Executive Boulevard
City:  Rockville
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20852

Name:   Dawn Smith
Phone:   301-451-3957
Fax:   301-594-6080

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