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Motor Neuron Drug Shows Promise as Treatment for PTSD Symptoms Linked to Suicide Attempts

A medication used to treat motor neuron diseases, like Lou Gehrig’s disease, might also have the potential to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), particularly the symptoms linked to suicide attempts, according to a study,...
27-Oct-2020 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘America’s Medical School’ Names Dr. Louis Pangaro Interim Dean

Dr. Louis Pangaro has been selected to serve as Interim Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, “America’s Medical School,” at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Pangaro succeeds Dr. Arthur Kellermann,...
19-Oct-2020 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers identify first known relatives of rubella virus

An international research team recently discovered two new animal viruses that are the first known relatives of the rubella virus, which could ultimately impact global efforts to eliminate the virus. These findings were published Oct. 7 in Nature.
8-Oct-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Genetic, immunological abnormalities in Type I interferon pathway are risk factors for severe COVID-19

Individuals with severe forms of COVID-19 disease can present with compromised type I interferon (IFN) responses based on their genetics, according to results published in two papers today in the journal Science. Type I IFN responses are critical...
24-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Disaster Behavioral Health Curriculum Guide Released

New guidance for use by behavioral health providers, policy makers and community leaders in the wake of disasters has just been released by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
19-Aug-2020 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Uniformed Services University Establishes Named Chair After Visionary Vascular Surgeon

The Uniformed Services University (USU) has established a new named chair in its Department of Surgery in honor of world renowned vascular surgeon, Dr. Norman M. Rich.
17-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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“America’s Medical School” Dean Arthur L. Kellermann Announces Departure

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, the dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine -- “America’s Medical School” -- at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has announced he will leave for a new position at Virginia...
29-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Uniformed Services University to hold Virtual Graduation for new Military Docs, Advanced Practice Nurses

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...
1-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stop Life-Threatening Bleeding: National Stop the Bleed Day, March 31

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Resources Available to Aid in Recovery From Community Violence

The recent string of violence among families throughout the country have increased the need for community resources to support those touched by the tragedies. Educational resources available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, or CSTS...
21-Apr-2009 12:10 PM EDT

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