The Center for Military and Post Deployment Health at Boston University is committed to improving the health of our veterans and service members by coordinating interdisciplinary research, clinical innovations, and programming on military medical issues. We believe that a collaborative effort on issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury will increase our ability to effectively treat these illnesses and will advance our collective knowledge and capacity in this area.
UPDATES AND NEWS
A Call to Arms: Advancing Women’s Health Research in the Military Symposium Thursday, September 13th; 10am-3pm
Join the Military Center for a symposium focused on the health of active-duty women and female veterans. Sessions will discuss some of the more recognized sequelae of war such as PTSD and brain injury, as well as lesser-known after-effects such as cancer and perinatal health and their impacts on women who serve with key-note speaker Capt. Kathryn M. Beasley, USN (Ret). Read more.
Glenn Markenson Appointed Director, Center for Military and Post Deployment Health
Glenn Markenson, MD, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been appointed Director of the Center for Military and Post Deployment Health at Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC). Read more.
Center Participates in Summer Youth STEM Engagement
For many high school students, summer is a time to explore interests that may aid in decisions about college majors and career paths. This summer, the Center has engaged in a number of activities aimed at helping young people from across the city and beyond explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Read more.
Dr. Anna Hohler Receives DHI Grant
Recently, Center Director Dr. Anna Hohler was awarded a grant from the Boston University Hariri Institute to develop a mobile gaming application for those exposed to head trauma. The app would engage users in a fun way while it conducted a preliminary assessment of the head trauma and then used that data to make a recommendation regarding the necessity of seeking medical care. More at http://www.bu.edu/hic/2017/06/01/mobile-app-for-tbi-assessment/
MED Researchers Create Network for Women Vets with Walmart Foundation Grant
Tara Galovski, PhD and Amy Street, PhD; MED associate professors of psychiatry, are using a grant from the Walmart Foundation to create the Women Veterans Network to help female vets more successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Read more.
New Military Health Funding Opportunities Announced
Several requests for proposals have been announced recently, including pre-announcements of anticipated Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funding opportunities. Read more.