Laura Veach Serves as Faculty Liaison for Partnership with WFUBMC

Dr. Veach has entered into an academic partnership with the Trauma Center & Department of General Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center that will provide ongoing research & clinical training opportunities for students. In the spring of 2007, four students worked with Veach and Newsome on a pilot study to supply Alcohol Screening & Brief Counseling Interventions (SBI) for patients with alcohol-related trauma. In Spring 2008, Dr. Veach acted as the on-site supervisor at the Trauma Center for 10-12 hours/week to train a 20 hours/week counseling student intern in SBI and in conducting clinical assessments & diagnosing of substance use disorders on the Trauma Unit. She has been granted a research leave for the academic year of 2008-2009 and will be working on research in the same area funded by grants won collaboratively with WFUBMC.