The cognitive and emotional effects of military service are far-reaching and can drastically affect service members’ lives. Researchers will discuss the long-term functional and behavioral effects of repeated blast brain injuries, potential stem cell treatment for penetrating ballistic brain injuries, and the multi-symptom nature of Gulf War Illness. In addition, will describe an objective biomarker of pilot expertise that could be used in a flight simulator to train novice pilots.
Moderator: Deborah Whitmer, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Md.
Presenters: Alaa Kamnaksh, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Md. Kaundinya Gopinath, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. Stephen Macknik, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Ankita Patil, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. Shyam Gajavelli, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.