Researchers speak at Bay Pines VA event
University of South Florida College of Nursing Research Center Executive Director, Kevin Kip, PhD, FAHA, presented RESTORE LIVES’ research during the Mental Health Grand Rounds at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in St. Petersburg.
Dr. Carol O’Brien, the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Director of PTSD Programs, invited Dr. Kip to inform mental health providers at Bay Pines about the USF College of Nursing’s research in treating veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During the presentation, they also discussed a possible collaboration with Bay Pines VA Healthcare system on PTSD research and treatment.
Dr. Kip (left) speaking during the Mental Health Grand Rounds at Bay Pines VA
The ART research study is one of five sub-studies in RESTORE LIVES, which the College of Nursing established to develop evidence-based methods to help veterans and service members overcome psychological stress and other health problems resulting from combat operations overseas. The ART study specifically targets treating symptoms of psychological trauma. The study has repeatedly been featured in the Tampa Bay area news.
The event was broadcasted to several other VA web sites.