Cohen Veterans Care Summit Daily Highlights September 23, 2016

Joining Forces on the Road to Discovery: Advancing the PTSD and TBI Research Agenda Daily Highlights September 23, 2016 Veterans aren’t getting the care they deserve, despite the tireless efforts of advocates, Cohen Veterans Bioscience Board Secretary Theresa Frangiosa said in opening day two of the Summit. One way to move forward, said Board Member Michael Sullivan, […]

Public-Private Commitment to Our Veterans Mental Health:

Cohen Veterans Care Summit Brings Forces Together to Find Solutions Caring for veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) takes an enormous investment—of time, money, and resources—by academia, industry, government, the military, and the non-profit community. On September 22nd and 23rd, 2016, approximately 200 of these leaders will gather at […]

A Navy SEAL Talks Commitment and Care

Brian Losey has spent his entire career—some 33 years—serving our country. In August 2016, he retired as Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy where he led the Special Warfare Command. Most people outside of the military do not often get to meet a Navy Seal and learn what motivated them to seek that path, and how they endured the rigors of training and uncertainties of their missions. Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) was keen to find out and recently spoke with Rear Admiral Losey, who will be a keynote speaker at the Cohen Veterans Care Summit taking place September 22 and 23, 2016 in [...]

Helping Veterans: Why I Do This

Several years ago Steve Cohen saw something he’d never have predicted in his wildest dreams: his son graduating from the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Depot at Parris Island. “I was shocked,” Steve says. “He isn’t your typical Marine. He graduated from Brown University – not exactly a military hotbed. But watching Robert graduate at Parris Island was the proudest day of my life. . . “Followed by the most frightening day – when he deployed to Afghanistan. I was impressed by his courage and patriotism, but I was worried every day where he was, if he was okay, if he was [...]

Persistence of Memory in PTSD: A Profile of Dr. Eric R. Kandel

The biological mysteries of the mind have long-held the fascination of Nobel prize-winning neuroscientist, Dr. Eric R. Kandel. It has consumed his career for six decades. In particular, he has been interested in the study of learning and memory, and the fact that some forms of mental illness such as PTSD, are associated with abnormal memory storage.