To be the world’s leader in military relevant musculoskeletal injury care research.
The Collaboratory for Musculoskeletal Injury Research (CMIRR) will deliver high value research, education, and training, and provide the infrastructure to immediately execute up to 20 clinically relevant musculoskeletal injury (MSI) studies within the military health system (MHS). CMIRR will support a broad scope of projects, including epidemiological investigation, investigator initiated pilot trials, and prospective randomized multisite clinical trials. Areas of clinical evaluation will comprise general MSI care process models and highly prevalent anatomically-specific (e.g. back, knee, shoulder pain, etc.) targeted interventions with protocols examining effective return to running and return-to-duty activities. Results of these studies will generate evidence-based approaches for future clinical practice guidelines as well as educational opportunities for future military and civilian providers.