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NICoE. Traumatic Brain Injury: NICoE

This library guide lists a selected information resources on traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and mental health for NICoE.


Dr. Tmanova, MLIS, MS, MS, DVM
Information Liaison Informationist, Darnall Medical Library
DoD Teams - NICoE Information Liaison

National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE)

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) helps service members and their families manage their traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health (PH) conditions through:

  • Cutting-edge diagnostic evaluation
  • Comprehensive treatment planning
  • Outpatient clinical care
  • TBI and PH research

Patients at the NICoE experience a broad range of care in a team setting that promotes healing of the mind, body, and spirit. To help patients return to or stay involved in their communities and careers after treatment, the NICoE also provides family education and support services.

The NICoE is a key part of the Military Health System TBI Pathway of Care, which makes sure patients have:

  • A point of entry to the care system
  • A clear path through diagnosis, treatment, and reintegration
  • Consistent access to high quality TBI treatment and research
  • Also serving as a research hub, the NICoE uses the most current high-tech clinical resources to advance medical science in TBI and PH.

Darnall Medical Library Information Liaison

The DML Informationist serves as information liaison to NICoE’s research and clinical teams to help with the exploration of up-to-date information published in biomedical journals on mental health and TBI. Informationist conducts information consultation and teaches the scientific information communication lectures to the NICoE.

Information Consultation 

The scope of consultations is:

  • scientific publication
  • analysis of published literature
  • literature search, analysis & synthesis
  • scientific writing
  • citation management

Consultation are offered to NICoE scientists. Consultations are conducted using DoD's O365.

Information Lecture

Information lectures are offered to the NICoE clinicians on scientific communication. 

  • Citation Management
  • Conducting Research
  • Conducting a Systematic Review
  • Ethics in Academic Writing and Publication
  • Literature Informatics
  • Literature Review
  • Literature Searching: Web of Science
  • Research Data Management
  • Research Question for Scientific Study
  • Scientific Communication
  • Scientific Writing: Academic Article
  • Systematic Review Protocol

Lectures are conducted using DoD's O365.


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