NICoENational Intrepid Center of Excellence (Defense Centers of Excellence; Bethesda, MD)
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The Navy was appointed the executive agent of the NICoE Aug.
Partnering with NICoE is an honor, especially given their noble mission of helping this nation's veterans.
NICoE communications are rated carrier class via the Avaya Aura(TM) Application Server 5300, which provides the capability for a JITC-certified secure, mission critical and standards-based Unified Communications solution.
Medical personnel at NICOE will treat the most severe TBI cases using a range of resources, including neurology, neuropsychology, psychology, psychiatry, cognitive therapy and pharmacological therapy departments, as well as an occupational therapy gym, gait lab, outdoor and sight rehabilitation spaces, vehicle and firearm simulators and a virtual-reality room.
When a warrior and family leaves the NICoE, they leave with an individualized plan for improvement and long-term follow up," said DeGraba.
This first NICoE Satellite Center at Fort Belvoir is yet another tool we have to assist service members struggling with PTS and TBI.
Operated by the Department of Defense, NICoE is the most advanced facility of its kind in the country, and is the center of the Armed Forces' efforts in researching, diagnosing and treating TBI, PTS and related injuries and illnesses sustained by military personnel.
NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities with long track-records of supporting our troops, including Mark Wahlberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Elizabeth Shatner, Cheyenne Jackson, Real New York Housewife Jill Kamen Zarin, Buzz Aldrin and others, pitched in through this past weekend to use their social media feeds to urge support for a drive by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to raise $100 million from private sources to construct nine state-of-the-art NICoE Satellite Centers for the diagnosis and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
The NICoE was funded by the generosity of the American people through a fundraising effort mounted by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
The work being done at the NICoE is remarkable," said Fattah.
NICoE will be a 72,000 square foot, two-story facility located on the Navy campus at Bethesda, Maryland, adjacent to the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.