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The BADER Consortium

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2014,29 Sep 2015

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University of Delaware Newark United States

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The overarching goal of the BADER Consortium is to advance and strengthen evidencebased orthopaedic rehabilitation care that results in optimal functional outcomes for each wounded warrior. This will be accomplished by advancing each of the following strategic areas1 Strengthen and support orthopaedic rehabilitation research capabilities through infrastructures and partnerships 2 Conduct a variety of innovative, high impact, and clinically relevant research studies 3 Establish a selfsustaining research enterprise by broadening the scope of impact and support for the BADER Consortium. Key Accomplishments to date Established Administrative Core, Clinical Research Core and Scientific Technical Cores approval and establishment of eight clinical research projects development and implementation of an Omnibus CRADA established a consortiumwide omnibus PDMS partnership with the DoD and VAs Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence EACE developed research focus gap areas in partnership with EACE established and implemented a complete process for the call, submission, review and selection of Consortium funded projects published the annual BADER call for clinical research proposals, established the BADER Consortium SOPs completed the hiring of eight research support staff to be placed onsite at MTFs established partnerships with the VA and NIH obtained over 4M of external funding

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