First Lady's Initiative to Boost PTSD Research: 92 Foundation-Funded Institutions Participate

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden announced this initiative as part of their Joining Forces Campaign to focus on issues that affect veterans and their families. Obama said that while an estimated 300,000 veterans suffer PTSD or major depression, fewer than half got treatment in the past year. With this initiative, many of the country’s leading medical schools will boost their efforts to research PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. The first lady told Virginia Commonwealth University medical students that the profession they've chosen is "the essence of true service.” Ninety-two of the participating medical schools and institutions have NARSAD-Grant-funded scientists.


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