Roxana E. Delgado, Ph.D., a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics funded by the Military Health Institute, was among the presenters at the Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds, held May 8 in Orlando, Florida.
The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The symposium focused on understanding the multiple facets of invisible wounds and how the warriors, caregivers, general public, providers and others play an important role in helping servicemen and women succeed.
The symposium is presented by the George W. Bush Institute. The former president is expected to attend.
Dr. Delgado was a featured presenter on a panel titled “Overcoming the Barriers to Seeking Care,” a conversation with athletes and caregivers regarding barriers to care, including stigmas and stereotypes. She sees this event as “an outstanding opportunity to reshape and move forward to a new policy platform for treating wounded, ill and injured veterans.”
Dr. Delgado conducts epidemiological research on chronic effects of neurotrauma with emphasis on mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), in addition to developing a line of research focused on understanding and addressing needs of caregivers for veterans and active duty service members with an emphasis on TBI.
Read more about the Invictus Games here.
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