DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Program Requirements

Shelley Hendrix-Reynolds "The structure of the CDMRP is revolutionary in all the medical programs it hosts and is shifting the paradigm by allowing citizens to express themselves on equal footing with those seeking cures and treatments. As a parent, provider, researcher, clinician, or especially a person with autism, your voice matters and you can make a difference."

- Shelley Hendrix-ReynoldsARP
PROGRAM CONSUMER REVIEWER REQUIREMENTS - MUST BE:
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Disorders Person living with or a family member of an individual with an alcohol and or substance abuse disorder with a concurrent PTSD and/or TBI
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Person living with or a family member of an individual with ALS
Autism Person living with or a family member of a person living with autism spectrum disorder
Bone Marrow Failure Person living with the condition
Breast Cancer Survivor or person living with breast cancer
Defense Medical Research and Development Program Person living with or family member/caregiver of a person living with a condition(s) directly relevant to military service such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic injuries, visual impairment, infectious diseases, and other conditions and ailments directly relevant to battlefield injuries that affect service members, veterans and their family members
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Person living with or a family member of a person living with DMD
Epilepsy Persons with military service living with, or family members/caregivers of a person living with, post-traumatic epilepsy. Persons without military service may be considered
Gulf War Illness Person living with Gulf War Illness (veteran of Gulf War)
Lung Cancer Survivor of or person living with lung cancer
Military Burn A survivor of traumatic burn injuries that were sustained in combat or combat-related activities. Military service or Veteran preferred.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Person living with MS
Neurofibromatosis (NF) Person living with or a family member of a person living with NF
Parkinson's Person living with or a family member/caregiver of a person living with Parkinson's disease
Orthopaedic Person living with an orthopaedic injury associated with military service - military or veteran
Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program Individuals living with a traumatic extremity injury as a result of military service resulting in limb impairment and/or limb loss, and who are using orthotic and/or prosthetic devices. The consumer reviewer may also be a health care provider such as a prosthetist, orthotist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or other health care provider who works with extremity injury and understands the military and/or veteran health care systems. Caregivers may also be considered.
Ovarian Cancer Survivor of or a person living with ovarian cancer
Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Persons with military service living with, or family members/caregivers of a person living with, Alzheimer's disease (AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Persons without military service will be considered
Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Survivor of cancers listed in the program announcements (not including breast, prostate, ovarian or lung cancers). Additionally, family members for pediatric cancer topic areas will be considered.
Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program A survivor or person living with, or caregiver of a person living with, a disease or condition related to one of the program's Congressionally directed topic areas
Prostate Cancer Survivor of or person living with prostate cancer
Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Person living with or family member/caregiver of a person living with military service associated psychological health challenges such as post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury
Spinal Cord Injury Person living with or a family member/caregiver of a person living with a spinal cord injury associated with military service. Persons with non-military-related spinal cord injury will be considered.
Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Survivor of or person living with Lyme Disease or other tick-borne illnesses
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Person living with or a family member of a person with TSC
Vision Research Program Person living with or a family member/caregiver of a person living with low vision or loss of sight associated with military service.

Last updated Wednesday, November 16, 2016