First Lady’s Initiative Aims To Boost Research on PTSD, TBI
On Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama announced a new initiative, as part of her "Joining Forces" campaign, in which more than 100 medical schools will commit to increasing research and training on treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The initiative is intended to provide military-focused training to physicians beyond those who work at military medical centers or military bases. The initiative will not provide funding to the participating schools, butÂ schools will be able to make individual decisions on how to integrate the additional training and research into their curriculum.
- "First Lady Announcing New Effort To Train Medical Students To Treat Veterans" (AP/Washington Post, 1/11).
- "PTSD, TBI To Get More Emphasis in Med School" (Walker, MedPage Today, 1/11).