Our Vision and Research

Scientists are Innovators

The Center for COMBAT Research aims to facilitate the execution of combat and deployment-related research by navigating successful relationships with military scientists, clinical investigators, combat leaders, and field operators to produce successful innovations, material solutions, and knowledge products of high impact to the warfighter.

The Center for COMBAT Research is supported through the CU School of Medicine and interdisciplinary collaborations between:

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Dean of the School of Medicine

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Emergency Medicine

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How we Impact the Field

We focus on solving the high priority, combat related research gaps of military medicine.

How we Support our Investigators

  • Translating research to meet military needs
  • Providing combat casualty care expertise
  • Identifying active duty collaborative partnerships and clinical research sites  

Our Deployment/Operational Research Areas

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New, effective therapies for acute traumatic brain injury

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Reduce oxygen use in critically injured US Special Operations medics

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Create high stress training for combat medic teams with hi-fi simulation

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Reduce military suicide firearm deaths on Colorado bases

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Novel programs to reduce opioid misuse in military service members

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Development of new chemical antidotes for first responders

Emergency Medicine (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Leprino Building

12401 East 17th Avenue

7th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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