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Dr. Michael McCrea receives prestigious award from U.S. Dept. of Defense for excellence in brain injury research

Michael McCrea, PhD, professor & eminent scholar, vice chair of research and co-director of the Center for Neurotrauma Research in the Department of Neurosurgery, has been selected by the U.S. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Deborah L. Warden Lectureship award.

DVBIC is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) center of excellence for the U.S. Defense Health Agency, and Dr. Warden served as national director of DVBIC from 2001-2007. In her honor, the Deborah L. Warden Lectureship was established in 2007 to acknowledge medical and scientific leaders in the field of traumatic brain injury whose neuroscience research advances TBI knowledge, care and treatment.

Dr. McCrea and colleagues here at MCW have been actively engaged with the Department of Defense (DoD) in the study of concussion and traumatic brain injury for more than a decade. He currently serves as co-principal investigator of the NCAA-DoD Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium, which represents the largest and most comprehensive study ever conducted on the natural history of concussion in collegiate athletes and military service academy cadets.

Dr. McCrea delivered the Warden lecture at the national U.S. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center education conference at Fort Belvoir, VA on Sept. 18.

Michael McCrea, PhD