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Country United symposium explores collaborative future of military medicine
Date:9/28/2009

es to walk with increased confidence and safety and a more natural gait. A West Point graduate and Army football player, Gadson was the honorary chaplain for the New York Giants. His talk with the team is credited with helping to motivate the NFL team to win their division and ultimately Super Bowl XLII.

Other symposium speakers include:

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Robert Ursano, founding director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Dr. W. Craig Vanderwagen, former assistant secretary for preparedness and response, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. James Kelly, director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence
  • Dr. Stephen Cozza, director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Child and Family Programs
  • Dr. Jasmeet Pannu Hayes, assistant professor of clinical psychology, Duke University, and OIF/OEF Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Durham VA Medical Center.

The Country United Gala, to be held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, will celebrate the achievements of researchers, clinicians and others working to advance medical care for, and improve quality of life of, the nation's wounded warriors and citizens. The gala will include an awards dinner, as well as live and silent auctions, culminating with a performance by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, the Warren Brothers and other guests. Emmy-winning sports commentator Bob Costas will emcee the event.

Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, will present the Visionary Award at the gala. Kamen and his company, DEKA, have partnered with military researchers to create advanced new prosthetics, including a robotic arm. "I can personally attest to the tremendous value and effectiveness of military-civilian collaborations," Kamen said. "By working together, we can create incredible advances in medical technology
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Contact: JoAnn C. Sperber
jsperber@hjf.org
301-294-1234
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
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