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  • October 23, 2014

When Soldiers Come Home: The Science of War Injuries from Vietnam to Afghanistan - Ladue News: Lectures & Education

Lectures & Education

Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Rumi Kato Price, Ph.D., MPE, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, NIDA Post/Predoctoral Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine; Interim Director, Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Administration St. Louis Health Care System, Research Service

Photo credit: Washington University School of Medicine

Every major war in modern history spurs technological and scientific developments. The Vietnam War signifies a beginning shift in the investment of science capital to emphasize the psychological injuries of deployment. Washington University psychiatry professor Rumi Price traces the scientific history of treating and preventing war’s “signature injuries,” from the early 1970s to today’s conflict in Afghanistan. She covers current understanding of both the negative and positive impacts of soldiers’ war experiences, talks about best practices for prevention and treatment of war injuries, and based on her research, pays particular attention to the experiences of Missouri’s National Guard soldiers and families.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home on display at the Missouri History Museum from April 13 - October 20, 2013. Between Two Worlds explores the 20th century soldier's struggles to stay connected to home and to transition back to home life upon return from service.

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When Soldiers Come Home: The Science of War Injuries from Vietnam to Afghanistan is a free event.
details
Website: www.academyofsciencestl.org
venue information
  • Missouri History Museum
  • 5700 Lindell Blvd
  • Saint Louis, MO 63112
Event Contact
Name: Carolyn Noe Phone: 314-533-8586 Email:
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