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Newsletter - May 2013
Using animal models in the lab to study the mechanisms of blast-related brain injury, researchers like Dr. Lee Goldstein, an associate professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering at the Alzheimer's Disease Center at Boston University, are feeling optimistic that their findings will lead to viable treatments. In BrainLine Military’s video “Research into Blast Injury and the Brain,” Dr. Goldstein talks about the mechanisms of how exactly a blast can damage the brain and why the “blast wind,” which follows the blast waves, actually does more damage than the blast wave themselves.
In a series of blog posts for BrainLine Military’s “Adam at Ease,” video blogger Adam Anicich interviews his friend William Marquez, an Army veteran who works as a veterans representative for the Virginia Employment Commission. Learn how to make your acronym-heavy military resume more civilian-friendly; how to transfer skills and specializations from the military to the civilian world; how to prepare for an interview; and why veterans make top-notch employees.
Watch Cool It on the Acronyms! Making Your Military Skills Understandable on a Civilian Resume >>
Watch Focus — and Rest — Are Crucial for a Successful Job Search >>
Watch The Many Ways Veterans Make Great Employees >>
Watch more "Adam at Ease" blog posts >>
Meteorologists predict “the perfect storm” when unusual and unprecedented conditions move in to create catastrophic atmospheric events. The combination of PTSD and TBI can be just as overpowering and destructive for all in its path. "TBI and PTSD: Navigating the Perfect Storm" is an article that appears in the first edition of Lash & Associates' new magazine, Brain Injury Journey – Help, Hope, Healing. Marilyn Lash, MSW, talks about the fact that there is no easy "either/or" when it comes to describing the impact of TBI and PTSD but that with help, it is possible to chart a course through the troubled waters to a safe haven.
For more information about TBI, please come visit us at BrainLineMilitary.org.
All the best from BrainLine Military.
Noel Gunther, Executive Director
Ian Collins, Technical Web Manager
Kelly Deckert, Associate Manager of Online Media
Leon Gittens, Project Administrator
Brooke Gushen, Project Coordinator
Brian King, Senior Multimedia Producer
Sharon Ladin, Director, BrainLine
Christian Lindstrom, Director, Learning Media
Victoria Tilney McDonough, Editor
Elaine Phillips, MSP, CCC/SLP, Research Consultant
Justin Rhodes, Associate Project Manager
Newsletter Editor: Victoria Tilney McDonough
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