Joining Forces Research
Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Decrease Preventable Injury Deaths
About the Program
Joining Forces leverages Military-Civilian partnerships to decrease preventable injury deaths, facilitate clinical knowledge exchanges, and increase the clinical readiness for military medical providers.
The Joining Forces Program fosters inter-agency and inter-departmental collaboration for training & education, translational research, clinical care, and community engagement to advance and support the objectives of the Medical College of Wisconsin Comprehensive Injury Center (CIC): To achieve zero preventable deaths from injury, both in the community and on the battlefield. We are a distinguished leader in this field because we are:
- The premier clinical training partner of the US Department of Defense.
- A pioneer in DoD-related biomedical and health science research.
- A team of quality-driven, dedicated, and innovative providers who strive to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Call for Abstracts
A combined Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Symposium and Military-Civilian Collaborative Neuroscience Research Colloquium will be held at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino from June 3-5, 2019. We are currently accepting abstracts through April 1, 2019 on the following topics: PTSD, TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, Military Medicine. Click on the links below for more information:
From the Community to the Battlefield: Learning and Training Together Symposium
The inaugural Annual Meeting for the Joining Forces Program was held December 7, 2017.
View the Research Presentations
- Presentation 1 - "Foot-Ankle Injury Pattern & Severity During Under Body Blast Loading Conditions" (PDF)
- Presentation 2 - "A Device to Facilitate Non-Opioid Combat Casualty Care Analgesia: Electrical Needle Site Locator (ENSL)" (PDF)
- Presentation 3 - "Advanced Diffusion MRI as a Prognostic Marker of Acute Spinal Core Trauma: Preclinical Studies" (PDF)
- Presentation 4 - "Utility of Computerized Neuropsychological Tests for Assessment of Sport and Civilian mTBI" (PDF)
- Presentation 5 - "Prospective Assessment of Blood Markers of Acute mTBI" (PDF)
- Presentation 6 - "The Role of the Endocannabinoid System in PTSD Early after Traumatic Injury" (PDF)
- Presentation 7 - "The Endocannabinoid System & Transition of Acute to Chronic Pain in the Traumatically Injured" (PDF)
- Presentation 8 - "Different Acute Postinjury Symptoms Mediate the Relation Between Maladaptive Personality and Later PTSD Symptoms in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Injury (mTBI) and Non-TBI Orthopedic Polytrauma (OT) Civilian Inpatients" (PDF)
- Presentation 12 - Military-Civilian Trauma Training Center at MCW/Froedtert" (PDF)