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Released: 1-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Uniformed Services University to hold Virtual Graduation for new Military Docs, Advanced Practice Nurses
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

WIth all of the physical distancing and other restrictions currently in place, the Uniformed Services University will now be holding a virtual commencement ceremony on Wednesday, April 1. Medical students and advanced practice nursing students from the USU class of 2020 will be graduating several weeks early to help support their colleagues in the military health system amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 6:30 PM EDT
AANA and VA Partner to Care for Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The AANA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to meet the needs of our nation’s veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Expanding access and reducing stigma for mental health services
Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EST
Expanding access and reducing stigma for mental health services
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Serving in the Army National Guard has inspired one West Virginia University social work student to pursue a career combating stigmas surrounding mental health.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 6:00 AM EST
Opioid Risk Reduction Program Helps Reduce Suicide Rate at VHA Facility
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

A reduction in suicides among patients at a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility may be due to a multispecialty opioid risk reduction program that included addiction management treatment, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
UC Santa Cruz leads collaboration to speed wound healing with a novel smart bandage
University of California, Santa Cruz

Researchers will use a combination of approaches involving bioelectronic devices, machine learning, and regenerative medicine in an effort to achieve precise control over the physiological processes involved in wound healing.

Newswise: Blood Shortage on the Battlefield?  Just Make It On-site
Released: 26-Feb-2020 2:15 PM EST
Blood Shortage on the Battlefield? Just Make It On-site
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A new program launched by the Department of Defense could be the answer to blood shortages on the battlefield, other remote locations, and in hospitals. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' 4D Bio3 On-Demand Blood Program, or 4D Bio3 Blood, has developed highly efficient protocols and technology to generate red blood cells from stem cells. A key part of this technology is large-scale cell expansion at low cost, producing sufficient red blood cells for treatment in trauma care. This technology is also being adapted to create neutrophils, ultimately allowing for whole blood transfusion using these methods in the future.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST
Rates of ADHD Diagnosis in Veterans Are Rising, Reports VA Study in Medical Care
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Rates of diagnosed attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in veterans receiving care in the VA health system more than doubled during the past decade, reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Brain Scan-Blood Test Panel Promises Improved Diagnosis of Brain Trauma Following Battlefield Blast Exposure
21-Feb-2020 9:35 AM EST
Brain Scan-Blood Test Panel Promises Improved Diagnosis of Brain Trauma Following Battlefield Blast Exposure
Mount Sinai Health System

New brain scans and blood tests move researchers towards more sensitive diagnosis of battlefield brain trauma and evaluation of new drugs

Released: 21-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Coriell Researchers Identify SNP Associated with Obesity Risk
Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Obesity is among the most common complex diseases in the United States and has been a stubborn public health challenge for decades. Its causes are wide ranging, but genetic heritability is increasingly understood to be an influential factor in determining a person’s risk for the disease. Coriell researchers have found a new genetic indicator of obesity risk and bolstered the understood importance of one gene’s role in obesity risk.

Newswise: Dental School Surgeon Explores Link Between WWI Facial Trauma and Modern Plastic Surgery
Released: 17-Feb-2020 10:15 AM EST
Dental School Surgeon Explores Link Between WWI Facial Trauma and Modern Plastic Surgery
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Shahid Aziz, a professor of oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, who treats many facial trauma patients, shows how facial trauma in WWI contributed to the rise of modern plastic surgery.


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