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Institutional Sponsorship Program & Benefits Summary

The Sponsorship Program provides non-government funding to support the projects outlined in the TBI Precision Research Roadmap to accelerate progress and results.

Your sponsorship will help us drive a new era of research for TBI that advances a first generation of FDA-approved diagnostics and treatments.

Sponsorship levels are based on total annual or combined (3 year) commitment for individual or multiple programs, projects or infrastructure efforts delineated by the Precision TBI Research Roadmap. Commitments are formalized through a Grant or Gift Agreement with Cohen Veterans Bioscience, subject to Alliance terms & conditions, and payments are made annually in accordance with commitment terms.

Please contact us with any questions or to learn more about sponsorship.

Sponsorship Level & Benefits

Inaugural Sponsor

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Industry/Not-for-profit/Foundations/Individual Donors

Gold or Platinum Level committed by March 31, 2023

$2-5M+

$500K-2M

$100-500K

Seat on Inaugural Executive Committee (Y1)

1

Weighted vote on Industry, Foundation or Partners Stakeholder Council

After Y1, to level of sponsorship

3

2

1

Invitations to attend BTB Summit Annual Conferences

4

4

2

1

Branding opportunities

Premium placement & recognition of support

Premium placement & recognition of support

Logo on Program Materials

Logo on Program Materials

Membership Program benefits*

Included

Included

Included

Included

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About the TBI Action Alliance

The Challenge

Every year, millions of Americans, including Veterans, active military, first responders and public safety personnel, experience traumatic brain injuries and their associated devastating chronic effects, including suicide.

Yet, in 2023, we still have no FDA-approved TBI diagnostics or treatments.

Our Team - CVB

The Facts

  • TBI is broadly defined as an alteration in brain function or other evidence of brain pathology caused by an external force that can occur in traffic, at home, at work, during sports activities, and on the battlefield1.
  • Approximately 70 million individuals worldwide will suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year2.
    • Military TBI – TBI is the most common traumatic injury in the US military, affecting >310,000 service members between 2000-20153
    • Intimate Partner Violence – TBI has been associated with IPV in 19-75% of cases4,5
    • Geriatric TBI – the highest incidence of TBI occurs in older adults (ages 65 & over) associated with falls6
    • Childhood TBI – an estimated 475,000 children aged 0–14 suffer a TBI each year7
  • 5.4M Americans are living with a long-term disability due to a TBI
  • In 2015, the cost for direct TBI medical care in the U.S. was estimated at more than $50 billion per year8
  • By contrast, the annual investment by the NIH in TBI-related research programs = ~$185M based on 2021 reporting9
  • A history of TBI or PTSD has been shown to be associated with a substantially increased likelihood of suicide attempts compared to those without the diagnosis — 1.5 and 2.8, respectively10

What the TBI Action Alliance Will Do

Raise Awareness and Advocate for TBI Research

Raise Awareness and Advocate for TBI Research

By presenting a unified and powerful voice to policymakers, funders, scientists and others who support TBI research efforts, we can ensure our priorities become theirs.

Establish a TBI National Research Agenda

Establish a TBI National Research Agenda

Build a TBI Precision Research Roadmap and support scientific, regulatory and government policies that place TBI research at the top of the national agenda and ensure adequate funding and resources to execute it.

Put Patients at the Center of Research Endeavors

Put Patients at the Center of Research Endeavors

Engaging the Community in the establishment of the Research Roadmap and holding its execution accountable to the Community as well.

TBI Action Alliance - Innovation in TBI Research

Spark a New Era of Innovation for TBI Solutions

The nexus of need, capital and aligned research priorities will attract new innovative thinkers and foster the advancement of new innovative approaches for TBI.

Chart Progress

Chart Progress

We will track progress against roadmap milestones and report out to the Alliance membership progress of collective efforts.

The Roadmap

Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB), a national, nonpartisan 501c3 non-profit research organization dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for brain health, established the Brain Trauma Blueprint – a framework for generating and executing precision research roadmaps.

Through this framework, CVB has convened TBI Researchers and other stakeholders at State of the Science Summits to identify and publish consensus challenges and recommendations for TBI research.

The resulting TBI Precision Research Roadmap outlines the research projects & policies needed to accelerate a first generation of precision diagnostics and targeted treatments for TBI and also the systemic changes required to ensure that all those suffering from TBI can get access to these new innovations, and other support and care, they so desperately need.

The TBI Precision Research Roadmap focuses on 7 Lines of Effort:

  1. Injury burden – Identify the burden of TBI across all populations and injury severities as determined by incidence, prevalence, and long-term trajectories of patients suffering from TBI
  2. Disease models – Develop an array of translationally valid disease models (preclinical and computational) based on a biological understanding of trauma pathogenesis and disease phenotypes that support evaluation of novel therapies
  3. Precision Diagnosis – Identify, develop and validate diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers for TBI to develop first generation diagnostic tests
  4. Targeted Therapeutics – Validate therapeutic targets & fast-track a first-generation of TBI (wellness, device, digital, drug) therapeutics targeted to the right person at the right time
  5. Clinical practice implementation – Accelerate adoption of best practices, clinical practice guidelines, and precision therapeutic approaches to optimize brain health outcomes
  6. Translational Infrastructure & Enabling Technologies – Identify & address infrastructure, incentives, regulatory and technology gaps to advance the TBI roadmap
  7. Awareness & Advocacy – Place TBI at the top of the US Public Policy agenda and raise awareness to reduce stigma of brain injury, encourage treatment-seeking, and enable access and reimbursement of care

We believe that a different model is needed to achieve success – a model where we collaborate to identify the most pressing research gaps and work collectively to address those gaps and ensure our work is not done in isolation, but as part of a more coordinated effort with the right resources and the right focus on each of the Roadmap Goals & Objectives.

An Alliance that will deliver on the promise of precision diagnostics and targeted therapeutics with clear wins within 2-3 years.

Join Us

We are at a crossroads of TBI Research. While there has been increased awareness and funding, we have not made enough progress.

The time is now to embark on a new model of research, where researchers, the government, industry and those with lived experiences come together to focus on achieving specific and measurable objectives that will transform the lives of people who suffer a TBI.

We ask that you join us in this critical fight for our Veterans and others who have suffered long enough and become a Member of the TBI Action Alliance.

Sponsors

Organizations that provide funding for TBI Action Alliance projects or activities

Members

All organizations that have paid membership fees and joined

Partners

Organizations actively providing support to the TBI Action Alliance

Member Benefits & Information

Sources / Citations

1 Manley, G.T. and Maas, A.I. (2013) JAMA 310, 473-474.

2 Haarbauer-Krupa J, et al. (2021) Epidemiology of chronic effects of traumatic brain injury. Journal of neurotrauma. 2021 Dec 1;38(23):3235-47.

3 Helmick et al (2015) Brain Imaging and Behavior. Sep;9(3):358-66.

4 Iverson, Dardis & Pogoda (2017) Comprehensive Psychiatry, 74, 80–87. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.01.007

5 Valera et al. (2018) Journal of Neurotrauma, 36,661–668. doi:10.1089/neu.2018.5734

6 Gardner et al. (2015) Journal of Neurotrauma, 35:889–906. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5371

7 Dewan et al. (2016) World Neurosurgery, 91:497-509.e1 doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.03.045

8 Frieden TR, Houry D, Baldwiin G. (2015) Report to Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation. Atlanta, GA: CDC 2015. https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pdf/tbi_report_to_congress_epi_and_rehab-a.pdf

9 https://report.nih.gov/funding/categorical-spending#/

10https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21599727/

The goal of the 40Winks study is to evaluate and improve methods of measuring sleep at home, which may help inform the development of diagnostics and treatments that are user-friendly, cost-effective, and reliable.

Man sleeping with smartwatch

How It Works

  • Participants will be provided a wearable wrist device (Fitbit) and a bed sensor (Withings) which will be placed under your mattress.
  • With your iPhone, you’ll download the study app and use it to complete a sleep diary.
  • Over the course of two weeks, you’ll track, monitor, and share your sleep data via these devices.
  • Participants will be compensated up to $150 for their time contributing to the study.
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Digital health sleep dashboard

Why Participate

  • Your participation can help determine the best use of new technologies to measure sleep at home. These technologies may be used in the future to help improve the sleep of people suffering from brain disorders.
  • Using a sleep activity dashboard, you’ll gain a better understanding of your sleep patterns by tracking and reviewing your own sleep data.

Eligibility Overview

  • Healthy adult volunteers, or adults self-reporting insomnia
  • Willing to participate for two weeks
  • Male or female, 18-77 years of age, inclusive
  • Participants need a reliable connection to the internet and must be willing to use their own iPhone as prescribed

About the Study Sponsor

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a non-profit 501(c)(3) biomedical research and technology organization dedicated to advancing brain health by fast-tracking precision diagnostics and tailored therapeutics.

Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Learn More About Clinical Trial Participation Opportunities

There are many different ways to find out about clinical research opportunities that might be of interest to you. Many doctors offices have brochures or advertisements about studies they are conducting or someone in their practice or hospital are conducting. A local study site might advertise on the radio or on the internet about their study. The sponsor of a study may have a website dedicated to informing people about the study. These websites may allow you to see if there is a study site near you.

Many patient advocacy groups also list available clinical studies on their websites. And finally, as all clinical studies of new treatments are required to be listed on a national registry, you can also search for your area of interest and “recruiting” or “not yet recruiting” at ClinicalTrials.gov.

Cohen Veterans Bioscience has several studies that are ongoing or about to start that you may be interested in learning more about.

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Interested in joining on of our studies or getting more information? Feel free to reach out to us today.

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Suicide rates among Veterans are not improving.
We can and must do better.

Up to 22
Up to 22

Tragically up to 22 American Veterans and service members die by suicide daily.

300,000
300,000

Nearly 300,000 Veterans who returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from PTSD.

Veterans and service members need more treatment options.

Despite decades of promising research and more than $1.1 billion spent on clinical trials1, no new drugs for PTSD and TBI have successfully advanced to FDA approval. And the research pipeline for new devices and therapies is thin as many pharmaceutical companies have abandoned research into PTSD and TBI.

Complex problems require a new approach that embraces collaborative science conducted to the highest standards of quality and with an openness to share data towards a common goal.

About the Coalition

Co-founded by Cohen Veterans Bioscience, the Coalition to Heal Invisible Wounds brings together leading non-profit organizations seeking to advance a comprehensive research-focused advocacy agenda to address the invisible wounds of war—PTSD and TBI—as well as to address co-morbid conditions such as pain and substance use disorders, which are known to dramatically increase the risk of suicide among Veterans and service members.

Advocacy Priorities

The Coalition seeks to promote reforms, policies and meaningful research investments that will spur new research discoveries and advance a precision medicine approach for the invisible wounds of war.

Coalition Members

The ultimate goal of the Coalition’s advocacy efforts is to realize better treatments, improved quality of life, new cures, and a reduction in the rate of suicide among Veterans and service members.

Chair

Co-Chair

Contact

For more information about the Coalition to Heal Invisible Wounds and how to become a member, please contact our Senior Director of External Affairs, Dr. Chantelle Ferland-Beckham.

Dr. Chantelle Ferland-Beckham, Ph.D.
Senior Director, External Affairs
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Fostering a collaborative approach to advancing solutions for brain trauma

Galvanizing the brain health ecosystem

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Brain Health Nexus

The Brain Health Nexus initiative aims to unleash science and technology to build a new paradigm of collaboration to optimize brain health and prevent brain disease. In the current research landscape, each brain disease is addressed separately. But these diseases do not exist in isolation. We need coordinated action to broaden the focus from treating diseases at crisis points to prevention and wellness across the lifespan. It will take one interconnected community to break down barriers and borders, share data and insights, and bridge capital and opportunity.

Identifying biomarkers for brain disorders

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