AENC in the news


Researchers look for new signs of TBI in Soldiers
September 19, 2019
Researchers from the Phelps Health Medical Center in Rolla performed preliminary clinical testing on 35 Soldiers in the Urban Mobility Breacher Course at Fort Leonard Wood Monday to determine if there are repeatedly present biological signs after traumatic brain injury, or TBI.

The Story of How Goliath Helped David: How 10 Million Might Change the Brain as We Know It
September 6, 2019
Retired Staff Sergeant Joseph Kramek writes about the effects of PTSD and TBI, with the continued collaboration of academia, private industry, and the military joining forces in helping David.

AENC research project comes full circle, yields results
April 11, 2019
The first funded research project to be completed by a member of the Acute Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium was showcased during the annual ANEC gathering at Fort Leonard Wood and Waynesville April 4.

Area, post organizations partner in TBI research
June 21, 2018
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.

In veterans, even a mild case of traumatic brain injury is linked to an increased risk of dementia
May 7, 2018
Mild traumatic brain injury may sound like an oxymoron, along the lines of "jumbo shrimp" or "random order." But a new study shows that mild TBIs can have serious consequences for military veterans by raising their risk of dementia.

Protecting War Fighters from Blast Injury
April 29, 2018
Protecting the head has long been an essential element of armor in warfare. The human skull provides some protection to the brain – a natural form of armor – but the skull can be fractured or penetrated by a sharp blow. Even if the skull remains intact, a heavy blow can cause concussion, damaging the brain.  Read these latest findings from the Center for a New American Security.

New research partnership between hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, and universities
February 15, 2018
In this news story, Andrew Havranek of KY3 Television in Springfield, MO shares information about AENC and interviews several individuals associated with the consortium.

New Research Opportunity for Traumatic Brain Injuries
September 25, 2017
America’s warriors, regardless of the uniform, are subjected to the potential for concussive injuries throughout their careers in the military. Exposure to head injuries begins in Basic Training.

Sometimes a Helmet Isn't Enough!
Everyone has heard of Frank Gifford or Brett Farve, but no one knows SFC Jones or Private Smith. What do these people have in common? They all suffer from the chronic effects (read long term) resulting from impacts to their head. More commonly known as concussions, yet medically labeled Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBI's.

Building a Consortium
This document describes the time line of events that led to the development of the Acute Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium, from concept to final entity.