An updated memorandum of understanding was signed between the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and Phelps Country Regional Medical Center for collaboration in traumatic brain injury research June 14.
The original research partners signed an initial memorandum in April, but as processes and procedures for TBI research became more complex, they realized they needed to revise the document, said Stuart Saulpaugh, Program Management and Integration Directorate director.
“MSCoE was added as an active partner (to the updated memorandum) to coordinate the activities that fell outside the work areas of installation or medical support,” Saulpaugh said.
The new document also clarified agency roles and responsibilities, the University of KC joined the team and participation was expanded to include training venues from both Initial Entry Training and Professional Military Education.
“Extra rigor and structure were added to our processes for screening research proposals, clinical trials, or related studies,” Saulpaugh added.