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Colleagues,

Effective July 1, 2010, COL Jamie B Grimes, USA, MC will succeed Col Michael S Jaffee, USAF, MC as the new National Director of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)...


... COL Grimes comes to DVBIC headquarters from San Antonio, TX where, since 2007, she has been the DVBIC Site Director at Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) and Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), now combined as the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC)....


... In her new role, COL Grimes will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s mission: to serve active-duty military and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care and care coordination, and innovative clinical research
initiatives and educational programs....


... With board certification in Vascular Neurology, Neurology, and Psychiatry, COL Grimes has the background to continue DVBIC’s leadership with integrated multidisciplinary approaches to care. COL Grimes has been a staff neurologist at BAMC since 2000 and has been serving as
deputy chair of Neurology at SAMMC...


... In 2004 COL Grimes served a nine month tour of duty as a member of 359th Neurosurgical Team in Baghdad, Iraq during the period of highest neurotrauma patients in the past 7 years including both major battles in Fallujah...


... Over the past three years, DVBIC has been recognized by four different cabinet-level departments for its impressive record of accomplishments under Col Jaffee’s leadership
including: the addition of new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) TBI treatment programs; expansion of its mission as a designated DoD office of responsibility for TBI missions to include TBI surveillance and family caregiver education; development of theater clinical practice guidelines; creation of a national TBI care coordination network; authorship of more than 50 TBI-related articles in peer-reviewed publications; development of multiple partnerships with allied organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Football League (NFL); and becoming the primary operational TBI component of the Defense Centers for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)...


...  DVBIC is comprised of military hospitals from each service branch, VA polytrauma facilities, and civilian partners located in 16 regional offices across the United States and abroad. There are approximately 225 professionals within the DVBIC network representing more than 20
clinical disciplines....


Read on at: http://dcoe.health.mil/DCoeNews/DefenseandVeteransBrainInjuryCenter...


ENJOY!


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