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The Abstract Veterans TBI Health and Outcomes Podcasts

Please join Veteran Dr. Char Gatlin and LTC (Retired) Kevin Sickinger for The Abstract Veterans Series, a special feature of The Abstract Athletes podcasts. The Abstract Veterans is a series of weekly podcasts that feature fascinating guests from the world of medicine, professional & Olympic sports, psychology, coaching, health science, wellness, & inspiring stories of people who overcome, achieve and find ways to improve their life each and every day.

Dr. Char Gatlin serves as the co-chair of the Consumer Advisory Board for LIMBIC-CENC. He also is highly active in the greater Montana and the larger national medical community, holding positions on multiple oversight boards and philanthropy committees to include serving as the Chair for the Foundation for Community Health, Consumer Advisor for the Neural Injury Center at the University of Montana and a Consumer Reviewer for the FY 22 CDMRP TBIPHRP Programmatic Panel.  

Kevin Sickinger, MS, LTC (Retired), is the Director of the Coordinating Center for LIMBIC-CENC Consortium.  He has worked for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine for over seven years and has served in several roles within the CENC and LIMBIC-CENC Consortiums. He came to VCU after serving in the Army for 23 years and has been working with military service organizations and veterans since his retirement from the Army.

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Season 1 –

Episode 1: Dr. David Cifu

Episode 2: Dr. Amy Tsou & Dr. James Reston

Episode 3: Dr. Emily Dennis

Episode 4: Dr. William Walker

Episode 5: Dr. William Walker

Episode 6: Dr. Kent Werner

Episode 7: Dr. Clara Dismuke-Greer

Episode 8: Dr. Maya O’Neal

Episode 9: Dr. Eamonn Kennedy

Episode 10: Dr. Laura Manning-Franke

Episode 11: Dr. Erica Kornblith

Season 2-

Episode 1: Cindy Laukas

Episode 2: Sarah Martindale and Jared Rowland

Episode 3: Alex Pais

Episode 4: Karen Grazionale

Episode 5: Shannon Miles

Episode 6: Micah Montanari

Episode 7: Terri Pogoda, Ryan Might & Jennie Keleher

Episode 8: Lisa Brenner

Episode 9: Erin Bouldin

Episode 10: Hannah Nieskens

Season 3-

Episode 1: Randel Swanson

Episode 2: Alicia Swanson

Episode 3: Sarah Carter & Jessica LaCroix

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 839 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD 21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office. This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs endorsed by the Department of Defense, through the Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) Award/W81XWH-18-PH/TBIRP-LIMBIC under Awards No. W81XWH1920067 and W81XWH-13-2-0095, and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards No. I01 CX002097, I01 CX002096, I01 HX003155, I01 RX003444, I01 RX003443, I01 RX003442, I01 CX001135, I01 CX001246, I01 RX001774, I01 RX 001135, I01 RX 002076, I01 RX 001880, I01 RX 002172, I01 RX 002173, I01 RX 002171, I01 RX 002174, and I01 RX 002170. Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Defense. / Created by VCU University Relations

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