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Vets First Podcast

The Vets First podcast is a research-based podcast that focuses on the VA healthcare system and its patients. Instead of being just another research podcast, the Vets First podcast was created with a primary focus on the Veterans and their stories. The hosts, Levi Sowers PhD, and Brandon Rea work to bridge the gap between the state-of-the-art research being performed at Veterans Affairs and the Veterans themselves in an easy-to-understand manner. Importantly, Levi and Brandon want to assist researchers around the country to better understand the needs of Veterans. In this podcast you will hear interviews from Veterans with specific conditions and then hear from VA funded researchers who are studying those very topics as well as other highlighted services the VA provides. 

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Vets First Podcast S2 bonus: Learning about COVID-19 impact with Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo

March 12th, 2022|Coronavirus, VA Podcast Network, Vets First|

In this episode of the Vets First Podcast, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea interview Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo, a pulmonologist, and assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. This episode was recorded in August 2021 during the height of the pandemic's Delta wave. We think this is an interesting look into COVID-19 with a critical care provider.

Vets First Podcast S:2 E:9: Supporting our active duty military, Veterans, first responders: Jim Ravella, Gary Sinise Foundation

January 13th, 2022|VA Podcast Network, Vets First|

In this episode, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea welcome Jim Ravella, Vice President of Programs at the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Vets First Podcast S:2 E:8: Exploring treatment of PTSD, headache, depression through brain stimulation: Wave Neuro and TMS

December 30th, 2021|VA Podcast Network, Vets First|

In this episode, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea dive into Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, a treatment for depression, PTSD, and headache.

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