WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan today commended three North Carolina Universities that will participate in First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces campaign. The three schools will work with the Joining Forces campaign to combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) among our veterans. The Wake Forest School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have committed to creating a new generation of doctors, medical schools and research facilities to focus on caring for our veterans.
“As the most military-friendly state in the nation and a state with countless world-class research universities, North Carolina is prepared to lead the effort to combat PTSD and TBI among our veterans,” said Hagan. “Our veterans sacrifice so much to protect our nation, and it is our duty to provide them with accessible and comprehensive health care. PTSD and TBI have plagued far too many of our brave men and women in uniform, and I am proud that these outstanding North Carolina universities have stepped up to the plate to solve these unique challenges and improve the lives of our veterans.”
These universities are also uniting with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) to enhance education and share research, information, and best practices with each other in order to better serve veterans and their families.