Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Research and Training Program
Annual rept. 15 Sept 2013 14 Sept 2014
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WASHINGTON DC
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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 implemented the on-site BRAIN training curriculum and we recruited and trained one civilian fellow. We developed an 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 at www.MilitaryMedED.com that users can search, upload, and house online training and education-related information. Our goal is to deploy this on-line BRAIN courseware to major DoD military bases to allow for a more broad-based teaching framework in which we anticipate far-reaching benefits.
- Medicine and Medical Research