Exemplary science is a combination of these key elements:
- the best ideas
- the best expertise
- the best people
- the best tools and technologies
Our research support staff manifest all these elements. They work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of our Center is well-supported, well-informed, and well-positioned to conduct rigorous science that fulfills our mission. Our research support team manages our informatics systems, program management and operations, and communications.
Our Informatics Core offers a variety of resources and data support services to our clinical trials, translational research, operational research initiatives, and collaborative studies. The Core supports all stages of a study’s life cycle and a broad range of data types.
It manages various platforms for data collection, capture, secure sharing, storage, and analytics. These platforms include:
- CNRM’s Collection, Access, Sharing, and Analytics Platform (CASA)
- CNRM’s Data Repository
- CNRM’s Electronic Case Report Form Library
- CNRM’s TBI Research Opportunities and Outreach for Participation in Research Studies (TROOPS)
The Core also provides a range of support services, offering studies assistance with:
- Data collection, retrieval, transfer, auditing, analysis, storage, and backup
- Software development and testing
- Quality assurance
- Case Report Form (CRF) and Electronic Case Report Form (E-CRF) creation/setup
- Global Unique Identifier (GUID) generation and management
- Completion of study regulatory documents, in particular data sharing agreements, specifically with the Defense Health Agency’s Data Sharing Agreement Application
- Statistical development and analysis, to include data modeling and machine learning
- Data management related to CNRM’s Data Repository and to the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR)
- Informatics consultation (e.g., identification of a project’s resources and needs)
- Computations resources and tools
- Custom mobile device app development
Our Informatics Core ensures each study participates in the TBI research community’s data standardization efforts. It requires projects to incorporate the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s TBI common data elements, unique data elements, and form structure. It also facilitates the submission of de-identified data to CNRM’s Data Repository and to the FITBIR informatics system.
Interested in working with our Informatics Core? Please send all inquiries and questions to CNRM-Informatics@usuhs.edu.
Our Program Management and Operations team provides exceptional center-wide support that enables us to always be mission ready and able. They propel us forward by ensuring our program runs seamlessly and efficiently.
Program Management assists initiatives within each of our four Divisions, which are:
- Clinical Research
- Operational Research
- Translational Research
- Neuropathological-Neuroradiological Research
Our program managers provide budgetary oversight and regulatory support; assistance with the implementation and adherence to federal guidelines; personnel and resource management; solutions to administrative and logistical issues; programmatic execution and management of agreements and memorandums; and the establishment of CNRM policies.
From facility maintenance to monitoring employee safety requirements, our Program Management and Operations team has a range of expertise that begets our optimal performance.
No one operates alone in a bubble. We live in a global society that exists by way of relationships birthed from and nourished by communication. Cliché but true, words and actions matter. They can either strengthen bonds or weaken ties, catalyze advancements or veer efforts off course.
Our Communication Manager knows CNRM’s relationships are our most valued asset. Like us, she believes in quality over quantity and takes care to participate in meaningful exchanges and thoughtful dialogues with our various stakeholders. She spearheads impactful initiatives that enhance our existing relationships and build new ones.
Whether by orchestrating sponsored events; crafting internal messages and informational materials; creating monthly newsletters and reports; or managing our website and social media; our Communications Manager ensures our stakeholders are continuously informed, engaged, and inspired to help make a difference in the lives of Warfighters with traumatic brain injury.