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Partnership between MGH and USSOCOM

Apr 20, 2022

Partnering with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to study blast-related brain injury in Special Operations Forces.

CNTR investigators Dr. Brian Edlow and Dr. Yelena Bodien led the formation of a new partnership between MGH and USSOCOM, who together launched a comprehensive study to identify the effects of repeated blast exposure on Special Operations Forces Service Members. The study, called ReBlast, is a key component of USSOCOM’s initiative to optimize cognitive performance, battle readiness, and career longevity in Special Operations Forces personnel (

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