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Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting

NJ WRIISC researchers and colleagues had four abstracts accepted for the 2021 Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. The focus of the conference is “Let’s go all IN: Inclusion, Innovation, Influence” and will be held virtually Apr. 12-16.

  • Veterans with Gulf War Illness perceptions of self-management strategies.
    Darren M. Winograd, Nicole L. Sullivan, Scott R. Thien, Wilfred R. Pigeon, David R. Litke, Drew A. Helmer, Joseph Rath, Shou-En Lu , Justin Kimber, Alye Brunkow, Margeaux Cannon, Phoebe Long, Mikhaela McFarlin, Sarah Crosky, & Lisa M. McAndrew.
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  • The relationship between patient pain severity and provider communication skills.
    Kimber, J.M., Crosky, S., Brunkow, A., Cannon, M., Winograd, D., McAndrew, L..
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  • A randomized controlled trial of health coaching for Veterans with chronic pain: Study protocol.
    Sarah Crosky, Mikhaela McFarlin, Nicole Sullivan, David Litke, Robin Masheb, Shou-En Lu, Michelle Costanzo, Nicole Anastasides, Christina Gonzalez, Fiona Graff, Linda Khatib, Scott Thien, Lisa M. McAndrew.
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  • Impacts of COVID-19 Risk Messaging on Mask Wearing Intentions.
    Sarah Crosky, Darren M. Winograd, Phoebe Long, Justin Kimber, Maddi Egli, Alye Brunkow, Margeaux Cannon, Mikhaela McFarlin, Jessica Y. Breland, Alison Phillips, Susan Santos, & Lisa M. McAndrew
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AMSUS Annual Meeting

NJ WRIISC researchers and colleagues had five abstracts accepted for the 2020 AMSUS Annual Meeting. The focus of the conference is “Federal Health: A Global Vision Beginning in Your Community”, and will be held virtually Dec. 6-10.

  • Experiences of Institutional Betrayal and Institutional Courage in Health Care among Veterans Exposed to Airborne Hazards: Implications for Providers - Bloeser, K., McCarron, K., Johnson, I., Varon, S., & Pickett, L.
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  • VA’s Post Deployment CardioPulmonary Evaluation Network (PDCEN): Standardized approach for the evaluation of unexplained dyspnea among Registry participants – Falvo, M., Hines, S., Arjomandi, M., Jani, N., Robertson, M., Graff, F., Sotolongo, A.
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  • Associations between paternal military deployment in Vietnam and adverse child health outcomes among biological offspring – Fried, D.
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  • Psychology Program Development in an Interdisciplinary Specialty Medical Evaluation: Example of the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence – Graff,F., McCarron, K., Chandler, H., Falvo, M., Sotolongo, A.
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  • Institutional Betrayal, Institutional Courage, and Environmental Exposure Concerns: A Primer for Federal Health Care Professionals – Osinubi, O., McCarron, K., Robertson, M., Santos, S.
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Effects of Linear Periodization Training on Performance Gains and Injury Prevention in a Garrisoned Military Unit.

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Effects of Linear Periodization Training on Performance Gains and Injury Prevention in a Garrisoned Military Unit

Diagnostic workup of constrictive bronchiolitis (CB) in the military veteran.

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Diagnostic workup of constrictive bronchiolitis (CB) in the military veteran

Understanding Veterans’ Causal Attributions of Physical Symptoms

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Understanding Veterans’ Causal Attributions of Physical Symptoms

Coping with Suicidal Urges: An Important Factor for Suicidal Risk Assessment and Intervention

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Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Dietary Supplementation with Concord Grape Juice in Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

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Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Dietary Supplementation with Concord Grape Juice in Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

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