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University of Memphis to Partner in National Center for Veterans Studies

For release: February 12, 2014
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The University of Memphis will become a partner institution with the National Center for Veterans Studies (NCVS) housed at the University of Utah. The NCVS was co-founded by U of M Provost Dr. M. David Rudd while a dean at the University of Utah.

The NCVS mission is to engage in research, education, outreach and advocacy to improve the lives of veterans, and better position these skilled, experienced and well-trained individuals for continued service that further advances American values, prosperity and security.

“I am excited to announce the expansion of the NCVS to the University of Memphis, which will greatly enhance the Center’s reach and capabilities,” said Dr. Craig Bryan, a clinical psychologist and executive director of the NCVS. “I look forward to the positive impact this new partnership will have on our work with military personnel and veterans across the country. The locations of our respective institutions, in particular, will improve our collaborations with military and veterans’ organizations at the regional and local level.”

Rudd and Bryan have led several clinical trials targeting active duty soldiers at risk for suicide, with results to be released in the coming weeks. Rudd described the partnership as “a great example of how universities can work together to improve the lives of our veterans,” adding, “As an urban-serving research university, the University of Memphis is well positioned to help expand the reach and impact of the important work of the NCVS. The hope is to expand beyond this partnership to bring in other universities around the country as member institutions.” 

For more information about the NCVS, visit  

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