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Evidence-Based Evaluation Process for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Co-morbid…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H07
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Small Business Information
Vista Partners LLC
PO Box 2396 Parker, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Evidence-Based Evaluation Process for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Co-morbid Psychological Disorders in Service Members
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0030
Award Amount: $98,250.00


This proposal will develop an empirically-based neuropsychological screening tool to be used by first responders. This tool will quickly and accurately identify service members who show probable impairments from combat-related experiences. The product will investigate de-identified patient data to assist in R&D. A thorough analysis of psychological assessments and their predictive power influencing functional status will be conducted. Plans and protocols will be prepared for Phase II. A prototype screening tool will be provided. Through their work in commercializing the neuropsychological assessment batteries in ANAM4TM, Vista LifeSciences brings a deep understanding of TBI in service-related exposures, the requirements of military neuropsychological testing, statistical analysis, human factors engineering, and the integration of sensitive health records into military systems. This experience will be broadened by a scientific team with a broad spectrum of independent research expertise across research and clinical neuropsychology, experienced in all relevant measures and tools, thus guaranteeing an objective evaluation of existing/emerging research and selection of the target tool set in this project. The result will be a tool with assessments most appropriate for the needs of emergency situations, appropriate for use by emergency responders, and technology platform(s) that can operate in emergency environments.

Principal Investigator:

S. M. Lutz
Chief Operating Officer

Business Contact:

Margaret E. Molloy
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vista LifeSciences
PO Box 2396 Parker, CO 80134

EIN/Tax ID: 202417659
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No