Join Air Force veteran and surgeon for lecture at Museum Center June 22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 287-7054, firstname.lastname@example.org
CINCINNATI – For centuries, remarkable advancements in medical technology have been a byproduct of the destructiveness of war. Doctors, surgeons and dentists work to develop life-saving innovations that enable soldiers to return home and to the lives they led before answering their call to duty. Join us at 7 p.m. on June 22 for The Evolution of Military Medicine: WWI to Today, a free lecture that takes you to the front lines to learn how doctors have strived to save the lives of their comrades in arms for the last 100 years.
World War I challenged the medical community with trauma cases they had never seen before, threatening to kill or cripple an entire generation. Physicians rose to the challenge, implementing techniques that enabled soldiers to return home after the war. It’s a duty that has continued over the past century.
Today, military doctors are faced with the additional challenges of not only saving lives but preserving the quality of life of the wounded. And they are doing so through revolutionary tools and techniques, many of which begin here in Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is leading the way in advanced battlefield care. Their Cincinnati C-STARS program (Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills) trains military medical personnel to save lives while in flight from the front lines to hospitals around the globe. C-STARS is a joint program between the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force, providing critical training and innovations that have revolutionized battlefield care in the 21st century.
Jay Johannigman, MD, who will be keynoting the lecture, leads the C-STARS program as chief of the division of Trauma and Critical Care. In addition to his work with the C-STARS program, Dr. Johannigman is a professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and a colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve. As a flight surgeon who served six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he understands firsthand how C-STARS is saving and changing lives.
Join Dr. Johannigman on June 22 as he traces the evolution of battlefield medicine from World War I to today. As a surgeon, veteran and professor, Dr. Johannigman provides perspective from the front lines, through the eyes of brothers in arms who fought for each other not just with weapons but with tourniquets, scalpels and bandages.
Step onto the battlefields of the 20th and 21st centuries and join us for The Evolution of Military Medicine: WWI to Today at 7 p.m., Monday, June 22. The lecture is free but registration is recommended. Click here to register or call (513) 287-7001.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.