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February 20, 2013

WSU gerontologists discuss challenges facing wounded vets


Two gerontologists at Wayne State University are part of a national study, looking for ways to help wounded vets re-enter society. Record numbers of soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan with serious spinal cord injuries. Many are left permanently disabled, and often struggle to adjust to civilian life. Cathy Lysack, professor of occupational therapy and gerontology, and Mark Luborsky, professor of anthropology and gerontology, talked about the obstacles facing disabled vets when they return from war.


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