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Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Research and Training Program

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Technical Report,15 Sep 2014,31 Aug 2015

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Children's National Medical Center Washington United States

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Brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Recent advances in pediatric magnetic resonance imaging MRI techniques are revolutionizing our understanding of brain injury, its potential for recovery, and demonstrating enormous potential for advancing the field of neuroprotection. We have created a highly structured, collaborative, and multidisciplinary training program in BRAIN Brain Research Advanced Imaging with NMR to advance research skills of investigators from all branches of the US military focusing on pediatric brain injury. Our goal is to train, with the highest rigor, military trainees in conducting clinical research using advanced brain imaging technologies to study the causes and consequences of pediatric brain injury. Over the past year, we successfully our online learning management system, by creating and implementing methods for converting the existing in-classroom educational BRAIN seminars into self-directed online learning modules and courseware. Specifically, we developed a web-based portal site located and completed 14 e-learning BRAIN modules and conducted internal field testing of our BRAIN courseware for learning effectiveness among military and civilian trainees.

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