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AAOS Successfully Protects Defense Health Research
“We hate to think of the important ground our researchers and scientists will lose if defense health funding for this vital research program goes away,” AAOS wrote in a letter to Congress. “There is no comparable source for orthopaedic research funding in this field.”
In the conference report, members of Congress expressed concern “with the amount of congressional funding for medical research” but emphasized that the Department of Defense “has a proper and vital role to play in medical research related to combat readiness, especially in areas like prosthetics, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.”
The final version of the NDAA will ensure defense health research programs like the PRORP can continue working towards providing all warriors the opportunity for optimal recovery and restoration of function. AAOS looks forward to working with members of Congress on this and other important research programs.