Amid threat of cuts, medical research program changes leadership
Originally published August 27, 2011
By Megan Eckstein
CDMRP was fortunate to receive significant funding during outgoing director Navy Capt. Melissa Kaime’s three years in charge and three years before that as deputy director. The organization’s annual budget swelled to more than $600 million, which it distributed through a competitive application process to fund research in areas including breast cancer, psychological health and traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
“What’s been very rewarding in the last six years that I’ve been associated with CDMRP is the growth in our funding and our programs, and that’s as designed by Congress,” she said.