Evidence-Based Evaluation Process for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Co-morbid Psychological Disorders in Service Members

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$98,250.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0030
Award Id:
96847
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H07-3176
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H07
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PO Box 2396, Parker, CO, 80134
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
191819023
Principal Investigator:
S. Lutz
Chief Operating Officer
(303) 549-2435
mickey.lutz@vistapartners.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Molloy
CEO
(303) 981-0016
memolloy@vistapartners.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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