The work of CIMIT is supported by US Government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD). CIMIT is committed to meeting the needs of all its stakeholders. CIMIT is also committed to facilitating and supporting its investigators as they propose new methods of care that require involvement of their home institutions, apply for and receive funds or support from US Government agencies, or need to prepare for governmental review, e.g., for FDA approval.
A highly productive relationship has been built between the US Department of Defense and CIMIT. In addition to running the largest health maintenance organization in the nation by providing care for military personnel and their dependents, the Department of Defense is keenly interested in the quality of care provided to combat casualties, as well as the training of medical personnel. CIMIT is funded in part by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center and by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.
CIMIT is dedicated to helping develop medical technology that will help both military and civilian patients. In 2007, CIMIT hosted a symposium on traumatic brain injury, convening national and regional experts to explore potential research collaborations to address this important national issue.
In the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command:
The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) is partnered with CIMIT in defining and developing many different innovative medical technologies.
The US Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program is partnered with CIMIT in developing and demonstrating techniques for advanced mannequin-based medical procedure simulation (particularly for training first responders), new approaches to physiological monitoring, and new techniques for care in the field.