Department of Defense http://wesa.fm en Corbett Joins Opposition Against National Guard Cuts http://wesa.fm/post/corbett-joins-opposition-against-national-guard-cuts <p>Potential budget cuts to the Army National Guard have received opposition from 50 governors across the country, including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.</p><p>A letter signed by the governors asking President Obama to reconsider the cuts was delivered to the White House on Feb. 28. In the letter, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin wrote that the cuts “suggest a pre-2001 strategic reserve construct,” which would take funding back to levels it was it before the September 11 attacks.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Julian Routh 25337 at http://wesa.fm Pitt and UPMC Take Part in National Battlefield Medicine Research http://wesa.fm/post/pitt-and-upmc-take-part-national-battlefield-medicine-research <p>The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are taking part in the second phase of a national project to improve battlefield medicine.</p><p>The Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) is a consortium of 30 academic centers led by the Wake Forest Institute for Generative Medicine and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a joint effort of Pitt and UPMC.</p><p>Over a five-year period, AFIRM will have $75 million from the Department of Defense and five years to research how to best heal skin burns, arm and hand wounds, and transplant faces and hands of those wounded.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Tim Camerato 17515 at http://wesa.fm Can Plasma on MedEvac Helicopters Save Lives? http://wesa.fm/post/can-plasma-medevac-helicopters-save-lives <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is well known that uncontrolled bleeding can cause multiple organ failure and death.&nbsp; It is also known that plasma reduces bleeding, so some are wondering if administering it early--while a patient is being transported to a hospital would lower mortality.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:53:55 +0000 Charlee Song 9060 at http://wesa.fm