This month’s quote is paraphrased from a statement made by William ‘Bill” Ramsey, MD, associate vice president for coordination and logistics and chief collaboration officer at West Virginia University. I was visiting WVU as the director of the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (dvcipm.org), an organization under the Uniformed Services University as part of a pain research partnership between the two medical universities.
WVU had reached out to USU/DVCIPM under the leadership of Clay B. Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for health sciences to inquire about the military’s experience with pain and opioids after 19 years of continuous conflict.
While there are still about a million people living with H.I.V. in the United States, in some of America’s largest cities, the news about H.I.V. and AIDS is surprisingly positive.
End the AIDS epidemic” seems to be the battle cry of the day. It’s a lofty goal that we all hope is attainable. But if West Virginia, where I live and work, is any indication, we have far to go.
WVU recently expanded its unique Music Therapy Program and is growing it throughout Ruby Memorial Hospital. The program will bring music therapy to all patients and will collaborate with physicians, nurses and other members of patient treatment teams.