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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Lead Country United Effort to Benefit Military Medicine
Date:9/9/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF), in partnership with The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) and Grammy Award-winning country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, will present "Country United: Advancing Medicine from the Frontlines to the Homefront." The presenting sponsor of the event is TriWest Healthcare Alliance.

Country United is a two-day event dedicated to supporting advances in medical care and quality of life for our nation's battle-wounded, ill and injured service members. It will help expedite innovations in military medical treatment and research -- which will also greatly benefit civilian medical care -- by bringing together leading experts, beginning with a day-long symposium. Military and civilian heroes will be recognized the following evening at an awards gala hosted by Emmy Award-winning NBC and HBO Sports broadcaster Bob Costas, with performances by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and others.

The Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium will take place Friday, November 6, in Washington, DC. It will feature renowned military and civilian researchers and clinicians as well as policymakers engaging in panel discussions on: posttraumatic stress and traumatic brain injury; military/civilian efforts in humanitarian aid and disaster response; and joint efforts to combat global infectious diseases. Experts 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 o
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