Posted on Aug 15, 2014

Nationally-known PTSD scholar presents at USF Nursing

Nationally-known PTSD scholar presents at USF Nursing

Renowned post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) scholar and speaker, Charles W. Hoge, MD, presented at USF College of Nursing on Aug. 13. Dr. Hoge, who is a Retired Colonel of United States Army, discussed “Understanding Combat-Related PTSD from an Occupational as well as Medical Perspective.”

“Dr. Hoge is unequivocally one of the leading military PTSD scholars worldwide,” said Kevin Kip, PhD, FAHA, distinguished USF Health professor and executive director of research center at College of Nursing. “His visit to USF and College of Nursing dovetails perfectly with our fundamental commitment to help service members, veterans and their families achieve optimal heath and civilian transition.”

Dr. Hoge’s lecture was held during the College’s Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) “train-the-trainer” session. Dr. Kip and Founder of ART program, Laney Rosenzweig, are leading this training session to teach individuals to become ART trainers. Dr. Hoge is attending the training. ART, currently being studied at USF Nursing, is a highly promising, brief treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military service members and veterans.

Dr. Hoge is a recognized expert in PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury and other psychological reactions to war. His expertise extends to psychiatry, trauma, public health, health policy and infectious disease. He previously directed a top research program at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and has also provided psychological and neurological treatment to warriors and family members. In 2004, he deployed to Iraq to help improve combat stress care in the field.

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