Traumatic Brain Injury 2.0

The Science, Treatment and Legal Considerations Behind One of Our Nation’s Most Pressing Issues

Overview

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is now characterized as the “signature wound” experienced by service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Between the years 2000 and 2015, the Department of Defense reported that more than 327,000 service members experienced TBI. Last year alone, more than 25 percent of service members sought treatment for psychological conditions and TBI. Unfortunately, a more precise number of those affected by TBI is evasive. The complexity in diagnosing TBI, coupled with the fact that many disabled veterans have not (or cannot) access VA health care services, are but two reasons for the lack of a definitive number.

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The diagnosis of TBI is complicated because many of its symptoms — such as difficulty concentrating, irritability or outbursts of anger, and memory loss — can also be caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Because of the intricacies involved in differentiating the symptoms involved with TBI, PTSD and other disorders, specialized training is required to administer appropriate medical evaluation. This is crucial for proper treatment and also to ensure that veterans establishing a TBI-related disability claim will receive maximum benefits.

In its 2015 symposium, the University of Missouri School of Law’s Veterans Clinic explored the ramifications of TBI in our service members and veterans, as well as in our nation’s athletes. This year, the symposium will again focus on TBI, drilling down deeper into the medical and legal issues faced by those suffering from this disability. Once again, overlap with athletics will be addressed by those involved with the National Football League and the recent national concussion settlement.

This event will feature veterans who have lived through improvised explosive device (IED) explosions and other concussive events. Authoritative doctors will address the therapeutic and medical dynamics present in TBI cases. Experienced attorneys will address securing the best results for clients with TBI in order to assure the veterans’ receipt of maximum benefits.

Unlike the casualties of war suffered long ago, when service members with brain trauma died from their injuries, the use of Kevlar body armor and helmets in today’s conflicts increases survival rates. But state-of-the-art helmets cannot completely protect the head or prevent closed brain injury caused by blasts. TBI is today’s war injury and its ramifications must be fully explored so that those with a desire to help veterans are equipped to advocate competently and zealously.

The Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law is pleased to present its third annual symposium focusing on the legal and practical issues arising from traumatic brain injury, a very real concern for not only our nation’s athletes, but also for those who serve in our military.

Location

All events will be held in Hulston Hall, Room 7, on the University of Missouri campus.

Cost and Registration

The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, but not required.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

This symposium is approved for 6.2 hours of mandatory continuing legal education credit in the state of Missouri, including 1.0 hours of ethics credit.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic at 573-882-7630 or email mulawvetclinic@missouri.edu.

Symposium Program

November 11, 2016
7:30 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Sign up for one on one consultation with Amelia Tapp, DRO, St. Louis Regional Office
8:00 a.m. The Basics of TBI: Understanding TBI in Our Nation’s Military and Veterans: Its Occurrence, Identification, Treatment and Legal Ramifications

Stacy Simcox

Stacey-Rae Simcox
Director of the Veterans Advocacy Clinic and Associate Professor of Legal Skills
Stetson University College of Law

Publication
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CLE Credit: 1.0 Hours

8:50 a.m. Living with TBI: Real World Experiences

Veterans Ben Hunsucker, Alex Pracht, ’14 and Shawn Lee, ’15

9:30 a.m. Living with TBI: Treatment, Rehabilitation and Life after TBI

Christopher Wolf

Dr. Christopher J. Wolf, D.O., FAAPMR
Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation
University of Missouri/Rusk Rehabilitation Center

10:10 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Living With TBI: The Psychology Behind PTSD and Understanding the Psychology and Neuroscience Behind TBI

Eric Hart

Dr. Eric Hart, PsyD, ABPP
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Missouri Department of Health and Psychology

11:00 a.m. Update on the NFL Concussion Litigation and Insights from the World of Sports

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson
Attorney, The Klamann Law Firm
Creator, NFLConcussionLitigation.com

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Marvin Washington

Marvin Washington
Retired NFL Player
Member of the 1998 Denver Broncos Super Bowl Team

CLE Credit: 1.2 hours

11:50 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation – TBI: The Tip of the Iceberg

Christopher Graver

Christopher Graver
Chief, Neuropsychology Department
Madigan Army Medical Center

Handouts
Concussion Patient Guide

Concussion PTSD Fact Sheet
TBI – The Tip of the Iceberg (.pptx)

Attorney Training
12:45 p.m. Lunch served for MCLE afternoon attendees in the room
1:00 p.m. Effectively Representing a Client with TBI before the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals – Nuts and Bolts

Matthew Hill and Nicholas Simpson

Matthew Hill and Nicholas Simpson, ’15
Hill & Ponton, P.A.

CLE Credit: 1.0 Hours

1:50 p.m. Breaking Down Veteran Dennis Alex Pracht’s TBI Claim, Including “CRSC” and Other Legal Nuances Learned from TBI Claims

Amy Odom

Amy Odom
National Litigation Director
National Veterans Legal Services Program

CLE Credit: 1.0 Hours

2:40 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Impaired Clients and VA Fiduciary Issues

Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill
Hill & Ponton, P.A.

CLE Credit: 1.0 Hours (Ethics)

3:50 p.m. Overview of Recent CAVC Cases Relating to TBI/PTSD

David Myers

Dave Myers
Director
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

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CLE Credit: 1.0 Hours

4:40 p.m. Words of Wisdom from a Decision Review Officer

Amelia Tapp

Amelia Tapp, DRO

St. Louis Regional Office
Department of Veterans Affairs

5:00 p.m. Conclusion

Speaker Bios

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Attorney, The Klamann Law Firm
Creator, NFLConcussionLitigation.com

Paul D. Anderson is a plaintiffs’ lawyer at The Klamann Law Firm in Kansas City, Mo. His practice focuses on sports injury litigation, complex litigation and employment law. He currently represents several former NFL players in lawsuits against the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May 2012.

Mr. Anderson is an accomplished writer, lecturer and legal analyst on concussion litigation. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at UMKC, teaching The Emergence and Transformation of Concussion Litigation. During his last year of law school, he immersed himself in the medical and legal issues involving concussions in sports. Noting the emerging area of sport concussion injury litigation, he created the website NFLConcussionLitigation.com. It has become the “go-to source” for chronicling the litigation against the NFL and NCAA. The national media regularly seeks his insight, and he has been a panelist at multiple CLEs and sports law symposiums discussing the NFL and NCAA concussion litigation.


Angela Drake

Angela Drake

Director of the Veterans Clinic and Instructor
University of Missouri School of Law

Professor Angela Drake is director of the Veterans Clinic and instructor at the University of Missouri School of Law. Before joining the law school, she practiced law for more than 25 years in in the areas of complex and class action litigation and insurance coverage and defense. She was a shareholder in the firm of Niewald, Waldeck and Brown in Kansas City, where she practiced for 18 years. She then became a member of Lowther Johnson, LLC, located in Springfield, Mo. In the course of her practice, Professor Drake represented individual and corporate clients in jury trials, bench trials and appellate proceedings in both federal and state court.

Professor Drake received her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., in 1982 and her JD from the University of Minnesota in 1985.

At the School of Law, Professor Drake teaches Insurance Law, Pretrial Litigation and Trial Practice.


Christopher Graver

Christopher Graver

Chief, Neuropsychology Department
Madigan Army Medical Center

Dr. Graver is the Chief of Neuropsychology at Madigan Army Medical Center and board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Oregon, a Neuropsychology specialty internship at the Phoenix VA, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He has worked at Madigan since 2008 and has participated as an expert in Court Martial and civilian criminal cases.

He serves as a reviewer for several journals, including The Clinical Neuropsychologist. He has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as presented at international conferences on a range of topics, including cognitive test development, traumatic brain injury, and functional somatic syndromes.


Eric Hart

Eric Hart

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Health Psychology
University of Missouri

Eric S. Hart, Psy.D., ABPP-CN, is a licensed psychologist. He is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Health Psychology at the University of Missouri. He also serves as the director of adult neuropsychology for MU and as the psychology director of clinical training at the Department of Health.

Dr. Hart is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He received his bachelor of science degree in 1999 from Illinois State University and his master of arts degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2001.


Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill

Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Mr. Hill is an author and attorney, who focuses his practice on representing disabled veterans. He represents veterans and their dependents across the nation. He has consulted with over 10,000 veterans with claims in the VA service connected disability compensation process. Mr. Hill is a recognized authority on VA law. He has written several books on VA service connected benefits. Mr. Hill gives presentations across the nation on VA disability compensation, including the pitfalls of C&P exams. He is the treasurer for the board of directors of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA).

He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Washington D.C. Bar. He is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Mr. Hill attended the University of Florida and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish in 2002. He was elected into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Cum Laude. He attended law school at the University of Florida and was awarded the book award in Trial Practice. He earned his law degree in 2005. Before attending the University of Florida, Mr. Hill spent a year in Uruguay where he became fluent in Spanish.

After graduating law school, Mr. Hill was a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Anne C. Conway, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. While working for Judge Conway, Mr. Hill drafted orders, researched complex legal issues, and attended trials and hearings. Mr. Hill also assisted Judge Conway when she sat by designation with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia.


Ben Hunsucker

Ben Hunsucker

Benjaman Hunsucker is originally from Midland, Michigan, and now resides in Columbia, MO. Benjaman enlisted in the Army in 2004. He was deployed to Iraq and served with the 10th Mountain Division from August 2006 – October 2007 as a Motor Transport Operator. Within weeks of arriving, Benjaman’s Humvee encountered an IED and he sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and suffered TBI, for which he was hospitalized in Baghdad for two weeks. Within a day of returning to serve with his unit, Benjaman’s Humvee again encountered an IED, this time hitting the rear of his vehicle. Benjaman drove the vehicle to safety with only the two front wheels remaining and spent that entire night repairing his vehicle, despite likely having sustained another TBI. Later, when escaping a mortar attack, Benjaman broke his foot jumping over a concrete canal. Although wounded, he continued to serve with his unit, and was assigned to drive a truck that blocked cell phone signals. On Christmas Eve, he was asked that day to instead drive a fuel truck—directly following his usual vehicle in the convoy. Benjaman witnessed that truck encounter an IED, killing his friends inside. Benjaman was medically discharged for the injuries he had sustained, including his broken foot that eventually required partial amputation as it was not properly treated at the time.

Benjaman received the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge.

Benjaman resides in Columbia with his wife, who recently completed veterinary school. He enjoys bowling and woodworking and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He is a current Veterans Clinic client.


Shawn Lee

Shawn Lee, ’15

Veteran, 101st Airborne
Attorney, Fox Stretz & Quinn

Shawn Lee, ’15, is from Jefferson City, Mo. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman in 2004. He served with the 10th Mountain Division in Baghdad, Iraq as a scout/sniper in 2008 and with the 101st Airborne Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, as a squad leader in 2010. While in Afghanistan, his vehicle drove over a buried improvised explosive device (IED) in 2010 while he was taking point on a patrol to meet with a local village elder. Five months later, he was screened for a traumatic brain injury. A CT scan subsequently found over 20 lesions on his brain and damage to his left inner ear drum. Mr. Lee received a Purple Heart for these wounds.

In 2012, Mr. Lee completed his bachelor of science degree in business administration and in 2014 he graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law. He was instrumental in the formation of the law school’s Veterans Clinic, and served as one of the clinic’s first student.

Mr. Lee is an associate at Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper, and Hofer in Kansas City and also serves with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Military Matters Program as a member of the operating committee and by providing pro bono legal services to veterans.


David Myers

David Myers

Director of Case Evaluation and Placement
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

David H. Myers, Esq., is the director of case evaluation and placement component of the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.

During his career, Cmdr. Myers served as the director, Special Programs Division (OJAG); deputy director, Appellate Government Division, Navy-Marine Appellate Review Activity; deputy director, Criminal Law Division (OJAG); senior trial counsel, Naval Legal Service Office, Naples, Italy, during the first Gulf War; military judge, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary, Atlantic Circuit; and assistant staff judge advocate, Bureau of Naval Personnel. He earned several personal decorations, including four Meritorious Service Medals. His enlisted service included a deployment to Southeast Asia on the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in 1973-74.

Cmdr. Myers is a 1972 graduate of Mac Murray College in Jacksonville, Ill., and a 1978 graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Ind. In 1987 he earned a master of laws degree from The Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Va.


Amy Odom

Amy Odom

National Litigation Director
National Veterans Legal Services Program

Amy F. Odom is the director of litigation for the National Veterans Legal Services Program. In this role, she represents veterans and survivors before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and other federal courts. She also trains, develops and supervises other NVLSP staff attorneys and pro bono attorneys. With respect to pro bono attorneys, her supervision is provided through NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® program, as well as the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.

Ms. Odom has served as the treasurer of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Veterans Affairs Committee. She has spoken on matters related to veterans disability benefits on several occasions, including as a panelist with expertise in disability ratings for orthopedic conditions during the Twelfth Judicial Conference of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and as an expert on VA benefits for disabilities caused by military sexual trauma during the University of Missouri’s School of Law Veterans Clinic Symposium in 2014. Her publications include contributions to the 2011 and 2012 editions of the veterans affairs chapter of the American Bar Association’s Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, as well as to several editions of NVLSP’s Veterans Benefits Manual.

Ms. Odom is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006), where she competed on the school’s moot court team and served as a public interest fellow with the Center for Government Responsibility. Ms. Odom also earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2003).


Alex Pracht

Alex Pracht

Retired U.S. Army, OEF (2008-2009)
Client, University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic

Alex Pracht grew up in Centralia, Ill., where he played football and baseball, and was a wrestler. He was also a writer for the school newspaper. He graduated from Centralia High School in 2000 and joined the Illinois National Guard. He served from 2001 to 2004 as a cannon fire direction specialist, then as a military policeman from 2004 to 2006. He then served as a combat medic/infantryman until 2008, when he became an infantry scout team leader in Operation Enduring Freedom until 2009. He was medically retired from the U.S. Army in 2011 as a staff sergeant.

Staff Sgt. Pracht’s military decorations include three Bronze Star Medals, including one for valor; the Purple Heart, with a second awaiting approval; two Joint Services Commendation Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, two Joint Services Achievement Medals; five Army Achievement Medals; four Army Good Conduct Medals; four Army Reserve Components Achievement Medals; the National Defense Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star; the Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Humanitarian Service Medal; the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Hourglass; “M” Device and Numeral 3, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2; the Army Service Ribbon; the Army Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2; the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon; the NATO – ISAF Medal with one Campaign Star; two Illinois Army National Guard Longevity Medals; the Illinois Army National Guard Recruiting Ribbon; six Illinois Army National Guard Service Ribbons; and the following military badges: Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Ranger Tab, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Expert Field Medic Badge, Basic Army Recruiter Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled Vehicle Clasp, and the Expert Badge with Rifle and Pistol Clasps.

Staff Sgt. Pracht Alex has a five-year-old daughter and enjoys reading, throwing darts and golfing. He is currently a full time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He is dedicated to helping fellow veterans.


Stacey-Rae Simcox

Stacey-Rae Simcox

Director of the Veterans Advocacy Clinic and Associate Professor of Legal Skills
Stetson University College of Law

Stacey-Rae Simcox is associate professor of legal skills and director of Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic. She teaches in the areas of veterans benefits law, administrative law, trusts and estates, and legal skills. Professor Simcox joined Stetson in July 2014 from William & Mary Law School, where she was the founder and director of the nationally recognized Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. Under Professor Simcox’s direction, the Puller Clinic was recognized as a model for law schools serving veterans and was certified as a national best practice clinical program by the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Professor Simcox has helped to establish a unique medical-legal partnership between Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine which allows medical students and faculty to collaborate with law students and faculty to collaborate for the benefit of disabled veterans.

Professor Simcox is the Reporter to the Uniform Law Commission’s Veterans Court Act Committee and a founding boardmember of the Tampa Bay MyVA Board. She is a founding member of the National Law School Veterans Clinic Coalition and helped to begin Helping Veterans through Higher Education program, a collaboration between universities and colleges in and outside of Virginia that trains graduate students in a cross-disciplinary setting, creates opportunities for faculty research, and helps active duty military and veterans. She served on the Virginia Commonwealth Association’s Veterans Task Force, was an Army One Source Legal Alliance Board Member, and serves on the board of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Military and Veterans Task Force.

Professor Simcox regularly speaks on veterans law topics, provides training to other law schools on creating successful veterans clinics, and conducts outreach to homeless veterans. She has testified before the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation and has spoken to media including the Associated Press, NPR, and MSNBC.

Professor Simcox has presented before the National Conference on Law Clinics Serving Veterans, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Twelfth Judicial Conference, the American Psychological Association, the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, the American Association of Law School’s annual meeting, and at multiple task forces and CLE’s.

Professor Simcox is a veteran of eight years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserves, reaching the rank of Major. She is a graduate of the William & Mary School of Law. Her experience includes courtroom advocacy as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and Trial Counsel and regulatory and administrative law advising for the U.S. Army. She also clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Susan Crawford of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. In private practice, Professor Simcox focused on elder law and veterans issues.


Nick Simpson

Nic Simpson

Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Nicholas grew up in the St. Louis Metro East suburbs and attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, focusing on comparative politics in Europe, with a minor in business administration. Following graduation, he attended University Of Missouri School Of Law graduating in May 2015. While there, he participated in numerous competitions ranging from alternative dispute resolution to appellate advocacy. In his third year of school, he began working in the University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic as a research assistant providing pro-bono assistance to veterans and was part of the 2014 National Veterans Moot Court Competition Team arguing in Washington, D.C.

Subsequent to graduation, he wanted to continue helping veterans who had been wrongfully denied their benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was this desire to help those who had served our country that led him to the team at Hill & Ponton. At Hill & Ponton, he continues to help our nation’s veterans obtain the disability benefits they deserve


Amelia Tapp

Decision Review Officer
St. Louis VA Regional Office

Amelia TappAmelia Tapp began her dedication to veterans during her childhood as a volunteer with the non-profit Disabled American Veterans (DAV), following a strong family tradition of service.  Her lifetime of volunteerism led to a job with DAV, which, after one year, led to a career with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Ms. Tapp has worked her way through the ranks of the Chicago and St. Louis VA regional offices as a public contact representative, veterans service representative, rating veterans service representative and decision review officer.  She is a subject matter expert in VA compensation and pension, and has specialized in cases involving military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, neurological disabilities, seriously injured/very seriously injured veterans and former prisoners of war.  When not chasing after her two-year-old nephew at her home in Illinois, Ms. Tapp can be found on her family’s farm outside of Hermann, Mo.


Marvin Washingon

Marvin Washington

Retired NFL Player
Member of the 1998 Denver Broncos Super Bowl Team

Marvin Washington is a Dallas native and a retired NFL player. He played 11 years with three teams: the New York Jets, the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers. He was a member of the Denver Broncos 1998 Super Bowl-winning team. Sports Illustrated recognized him as the 36th best New York Jets player of all time.

Mr. Washington is a graduate of Idaho University. In 2004, he was inducted into the University of Idaho Vandal Sports Hall of Fame.

Mr. Washington is involved with several charities and sits on the board of Texas Can Charter School. He currently works for William Small Wealth Management Group as a financial advisor, primarily serving a select number of professional athletes in the NFL and NBA.

Mr. Washington has three children, ages 22, 20 and 16. His son Evan follows his father’s football footsteps by playing at LSU.


Christopher Wolf

Christopher Wolf, D.O., FAAPMR

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation
University of Missouri/Rusk Rehabilitation Center

Christopher Wolf, DO, joined the University of Missouri’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in July 2008 where he holds the academic title of Associate Professor of Clinical PM&R.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (summa cum laude) at Truman State University in 1999, and his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) in 2004.  Dr. Wolf also completed an undergraduate fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine during his time at KCOM.  Dr. Wolf completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Missouri in 2008 where he served as Chief Resident from 2007-08.
 
Dr. Wolf is the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center.  His primary care focus is with Traumatic Brain Injury inpatients.  He is also actively involved with a musculoskeletal clinic through the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He has presented numerous lectures and been involved in clinical research.  He has also developed and manages a PM&R student interest group at A.T. Still Osteopathic School of Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri.
 
Dr. Wolf serves as the Director of Clinic for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.  He serves Rusk Rehabilitation Center as the President of the Medical Staff.  He is currently a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Wolf is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is board certified in Brain Injury Medicine.

About the Veterans Clinic

Students in the University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic help veterans and their families secure disability-related benefits. Student work is done primarily at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals level and before the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, under the supervision of an attorney, Director Angela Drake.

Since its inception in 2014, the clinic has assisted 45 veteran clients. Each semester, Drake oversees the work of eight students, as they review veterans’ military records and disability files, track down witness statements and work with doctors to secure medical opinions.

The clinic is run like a law firm, providing Mizzou Law students with experience designed to prepare them for the practice of law while securing retroactive monetary benefits for our nation’s veterans.

If you have questions, please contact the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic at 573-882-7630 or email mulawvetclinic@missouri.edu.

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Parking for the Symposium

Free parking is available in Lot K, on the south side of the Hearnes Center on Stadium Blvd. To access, turn south off of Stadium Blvd. onto Mick Deaver Memorial Dr., next to the football stadium. Follow to the stop sign and turn left on Champions Dr. You will see the lot on your left; make your next left to access it. Please see the map provided.

Download campus map with directions (.pdf)

Our mini-van shuttle will pick up guests on the edge of the lot next to the building. Look for the A-Frame style “Shuttle Service” sign with our event poster.

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