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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College will host a lecture on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders in soldiers by Dr. Joshua Wilk on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. The free public lecture is part of the College's Spring Symposium on the state of health care in America.
Wilk is deputy branch chief in the Division of Military Psychiatry in the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the Army's leading center for mental health research of active duty and National Guard soldiers. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters on deployment mental health research. Recently, he has published on the rates of mental health and functional problems in active duty and National Guard soldiers, the effects of combat experience on alcohol misuse, the effects of blast-related mild traumatic brain injury, and the treatment of PTSD in soldiers. Wilk also is a practicing clinician in private practice in Columbia, Md.
Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.