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WASHINGTON, DC—What does a pharmacist working in a VA hospital look like? Twenty years ago, that person would likely have been male, have entered the VA system with a baccalaureate degree, and spent much of their time behind a counter doing the grunt work of filling prescriptions.
WASHINGTON, DC—One of the most difficult challenges that severely wounded servicemembers face is that they are physically and mentally changed after their war experience. Mentors in the Wounded Warrior Mentor Program, however, hope they can help these severely injured servicemembers see that their life is not over.
WASHINGTON, DC—The federal government is taking every step possible to keep funding flowing to research projects involving the use of embryonic stem cells after a judge ordered a halt to such funding.
BETHESDA, MD—Efforts in basic science at FDA have, in recent years, been “underappreciated, under resourced, and underfunded,” even though they are an essential component of the agency, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD told the members of FDA’s Science Board at a recent meeting.
WASHINGTON, DC—DoD will do more to provide commanders and supervisors with the information and tools they need to identify and respond to internal threats, according to a new report.
WASHINGTON, DC—Injured servicemembers are often first confronted with the reality of reintegration when they are lying in a hospital bed. “It is a shock. All you can think about is ‘where are my guys? Are they able to do the mission without me?’” said Michael Schlitz, who was flown to Brooke Army Medical Center after he was seriously injured in 2007 when an IED stuck his vehicle in theater.
WASHINGTON, DC—Line commanders will play a greater role in ensuring that servicemembers in theater who may have sustained a head injury get medical attention, a DoD official said at the 4th Annual TBI Military Training Conference held in August.
WASHINGTON, DC—A House subcommittee was critical of the military’s treatment of Marines and dependents who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while living at Camp Lejeune.
BETHESDA, MD—Harold Varmus, MD, former director of NIH, does not think of his new post as director of the National Cancer Institute as a step back, but rather as the perfect place to be for someone who has spent his career researching cancer.
Executive Dysfunction and Suicide in Psychiatric Outpatients and Inpatients
Objective: To assess decision making in the context of an interaction between suicide and TBI. Findings will also allow for exploratory analyses aimed at identifying associations between performance on measures of executive functioning and psychological distress.
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