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Veterans’ Corner: UNC-C conference on Veterans health and reintegration

Held at UNC-C College of Health and Human Services

CHARLOTTE — Veterans returning from active duty often face serious challenges as they reintegrate to civilian roles. This task can be even more demanding when the service member has suffered a traumatic injury. Supporting veterans and their families through this process is the focus of the 2017 UNC Charlotte Veterans’ Health Conference.

The conference will emphasize biopsychosocial issues related to reintegration, including physical health challenges faced by this population and access to and use of services among veterans, service members and their families, including potential strategies for supporting reintegration to their life roles in the community.

Maj. Gen. Margaret Wilmoth, deputy surgeon general for mobilization, readiness and Army Reserve affairs, is the keynote speaker at the event.

“Joining Forces for Veteran Health and Reintegration” will be held 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in UNC Charlotte’s Popp Martin Student Union.

Other keynote speakers include:

James Prosser, assistant secretary for veterans affairs, N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Richard Tedeschi, a professor in the UNC Charlotte Department of Psychology whose research focuses on posttraumatic growth in survivors of various traumas, including combat

The Feb. 28 conference, which is free and open to the public (registration information on the web), will feature a research poster session and opportunities for audience interaction and questions with the presenters. Attendees also will have the opportunity to visit a vendor fair that will feature community service providers.

College of Health and Human Services contact: Wills Citty | 704-687-8192 | wcitty@uncc.edu

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