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Advocate for those with brain injuries speaks

October 26, 2016 GMT

Dr. Kara Gagnon, CEO and president of Braveminds: Peace of Mind Brain Injury Services, will present “Military Caregivers Coping with Their Loved Ones Deployment: Challenges and Resources,” on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 3to 5 p.m. in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road. This program is free and open to the public.

Braveminds is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of spouses, children and loved ones of U.S. military personnel veterans and civilians who have sustained a traumatic brain injury or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Gagnon, an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Yale School of Medicine, will describe how Braveminds provides programs and resources and is building a support community aimed at identifying and meeting the needs of the caregivers.

This event is sponsored by the Joining Forces initiative in the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, which was launched in 2013 as part of a national initiative to educate faculty and health professionals about the needs and issues faced by our veterans, and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital.

For more information, call 203-582-8652.