‘Meet Your Army’ Symposium brings in medical specialists

The Pitt Center for Military Medicine Research is hosting a “Meet Your Army” Symposium from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 7 at the William Pitt Union.

Keynote speakers include Brigadier General George (Ned) Appenzeller, physician and commander of the San Antonio Military Medical Center; Col. Jeffrey L. Thomas, director of the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; and Col Todd Rasmussen, professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.

The day includes discussions on health sciences career opportunities in the Army, panel presentations on current Department of Defense-focused research projects at Pitt and on “Pittsburgh VA/DoD Ecosystem — Continuing to Serve.” See a full schedule and register for the symposium here. Lunch will be provided.

Dr. Arthur Levine, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, and Rob Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for research, also will speak at the symposium.

The Center for Military Medicine Research was established in 2012 to support the medical research interests of the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.