Benefunder Veterans Impact Fund

Nearly 23 million veterans are living among us today. Proud, accomplished, and loyal, these men and women come home to a world that poses everyday battles many of them never expected. They face both mental and physical health challenges, difficult transitions back into their civilian lives, as well as financial troubles. Benefunder's Veterans Impact Fund includes innovators who are creating novel solutions to improve the lives of veterans and their families, as well as active duty service members.

These top researchers are working on novel treatments for PTSD, innovative prosthetics, unmanned robots, 3D printing to heal wounds, remote sensing technologies, and solutions to adjusting to civilian life, just to name a few.  Many of these researchers - some vets themselves - are working directly with our veteran community to help give them hope and a better life.

Top innovators include:  

Kevin Murphy, a doctor at the University of California, San Diego, who is successfully using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to treat some of the most severe cases of neuro-dysfunction, including PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

Thomas Bewley, a former U.S. Air Force pilot and now a mechanical and aerospace engineer at the University of California, San Diego who is developing novel unmanned systems for various operations in urban warfare and homeland/border security to prevent injury.

Susmita Bose, a Washington State University engineer who is developing defect-specific implants and infection controlled implants to treat bullet wounds or complicated wounds, as well as using 3D printing to create custom prosthetics. 

Andrew Ellington, a biochemist at the The University of Texas at Austin, who is developing early diagnostic tests that will expedite the delivery of life-saving preventative or secondary care to military personnel in the field.

To learn more about these innovative solutions and others, as well as how you can support our veterans, please visit our Veterans Impact Fund.

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