Welcome to the American Tinnitus Association's Researcher Resource page.
Here you will find the latest research funding announcements, information about the results of ATA's advocacy efforts and links to important facts, statistics and published research articles.
- Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
- The Lurie Prize in Biomedical Science: $100,000 Award
- U.S. Army Medical and Material Research Command Broad Agency Announcement for Research
- Resources and Statistical Information on Tinnitus in Military Populations
- Helpful Research Articles
- Web Resources
The Department of Defense's (DoD) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program is now accepting applications for its Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) funding opportunities. Pre-applications are due on June 24, 2013 and final proposals are due October 8, 2013. There are three award mechanisms available for this round of funding including: Clinical Trial Award; Investigator-Initiated Research Award and Technology and Therapeutic Development Award.
Congress provided a $50 million allocation for this program to research only the conditions and diseases specified in its Congressional Report to accompany the appropriation. Because of ATA's advocacy efforts, tinnitus has been included as one of those conditions eligible for research.
For full details visit: Cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2013/13prmrppreann.shtml
To begin an application visit: Cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.shtml
In 2013, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) will present the first Lurie Prize, an annual award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research.
The Prize amount is $100,000 and to be used as the awardee chooses. It is made possible by a generous gift from FNIH board member Ann Lurie.
The Awardee will be selected by a jury of six distinguished biomedical researchers, chaired by Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Psychiatry, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The Award will be presented to the selected scientist in spring 2013, in Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit http://www.fnih.org/content/lurie-prize-biomedical-sciences
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Warfighter at home and abroad. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. The extramural research and development program plays a vital role in the fulfillment of the objectives established by the USAMRMC. General information on USAMRMC can be obtained at: https://mrmc.detrick.army.mil/
The Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP) focuses on the innovations required to reset our wounded warriors, both in terms of duty performance and quality of life. Innovations developed from CRMRP supported research efforts are expected to improve restorative treatments and rehabilitative care to maximize function for return to duty (RTD) or civilian life. The interest is in medical technologies (drugs, biologics, and devices) and treatment/rehabilitation strategies (methods, guidelines, standards and information) that will significantly improve the medical care provided to our wounded warriors within the DoD healthcare system.
One of the areas identified for research consideration for this Broad Agency Announcement is Hearing and Balance Restoration and Rehabilitation. Research to support the development of strategies and technologies that restore hearing loss and balance disorders due to trauma (including traumatic brain injury) with the end goal of achieving full return to duty capability. Areas of opportunity include, but are not limited to: acoustic trauma, tinnitus, central auditory processing disorders, vestibular dysfunction, pharmaceutical or regenerative medicine based technologies, and advanced medical devices. Future products based on these technologies should support returning to duty without maintenance, continued dosing or other logistical and medical support requirements.
Closing date for applications is September 30, 2013
The following documents provide current statistical information, research and resources on tinnitus in military populations. ATA is happy to provide this helpful information to you at the click of your mouse.
- This fact sheet provides data on the incidence of tinnitus within veterans and active duty military, as well as the alarming increases in tinnitus seen in other at-risk populations.
- Here are the most common service-connected disabilities for veterans from all periods of service. Tinnitus is number one.
- This chart provides a startling visual of the cost associated with compensating of veterans who are service-connected for tinnitus as well as projections out to 2016 based on the current trends and compared with the amount of research dollars being spent.
- This chart shows the most common service-connected disabilities for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
- The Veterans Independent Budget for FY 2014 outlines some of the latest developments in military-related tinnitus, including a recent study done "in theater" (war theater) on the blast exposed population. The findings indicate that rates of tinnitus, are exceeding hearing loss at all times, indicating that this group of veterans may have higher rates of tinnitus without hearing loss than maybe any other veteran group to-date.
Tinnitus, blast exposure, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), global war on terror, soldiers, veterans, traumatic brain injury (TBI), military, service-connected disability.
Don't Leave Your Questions Unanswered
Learn more about ATA’s research grant program, which awards up to $300,000 over three years.
ATA's staff is here to help you find answers to your questions. For any related questions, contact our Director of Public Affairs, Jennifer Born at firstname.lastname@example.org.