UM Lecture to Discuss ‘Post-Deployment Syndrome’ in Veterans

May 20, 2014

MISSOULA – Dr. David Cifu will visit the University of Montana Wednesday through Thursday, May 21-22, to work with UM Neural Injury Center team members and will deliver a lecture on Thursday.

Cifu, chairman and Herman J. Flax Professor of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will deliver a clinically oriented talk titled “Post-Deployment Syndrome: Assessment and Management of Persistent Symptoms of Combat-Associated Trauma” at noon in Skaggs Building Room 169. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Cifu also serves as chief of PM&R Services of the VCU Health System and is founding director of the VCU Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering. With the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, he serves as national director of the PM&R Program Office and is a cabinet-appointed member of the senior executive staff.

He has received funding for 36 research grants totaling more than $110 million. He currently serves as principal investigator of the VA and Department of Justice $62.2 million Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium.

In his more than 20 years as an academic physiatrist, Cifu has delivered more than 475 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 195 articles and 65 abstracts, and co-written 29 books and book chapters. He also is a former president of the American Academy of PM&R.

For more information call Reed Humphrey, UM professor and chair of the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, at 406-243-2414 or email



Contact: Reed Humphrey, professor and chair, UM School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, 406-243-2417,