updated Thu. November 30, 2023
August 6, 2017
Dr S Ward Casscells returns from three-month tour of duty in Iraq. Shelley Wood et al., Medscape. A Touch of Sense: Patients and Physicians Connect Through Touch and Trust. Abraham Verghese, Medscape. What Is the Physician's Role in the Most Violent Sport? Neil Chesanow et al., MedscapeÃâÃÂ ...
July 3, 2017
Learn More. At War With Mental Illness: Caring For Troops and Veterans. Bret Stetka, MD, et al., Medscape. Dr S Ward Casscells returns from three-month tour of duty in Iraq. Shelley Wood et al., Medscape. Puberty Education: A Globally Unmet Need. Emily Lea Berry, et al., MedscapeÃâÃÂ ...
September 20, 2013
As Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, explained in a DOD memo on mental health, “People are afraid they are going to lose friends. They're afraid they're gong to lose their chance at promotion. [Or that] if you show weakness will you be a good leader? Will people follow?
New York Times
October 15, 2012
Dr. S. Ward Casscells, a nationally prominent cardiologist who astonished himself and those who knew him by joining the Army Reserve at 54 and volunteering to go to Iraq before being appointed the Pentagon's top medical officer, died on Sunday in Washington. He was 60. The cause was complicationsÃâÃÂ ...
May 11, 2012
One of the most moving speeches from the night's winners came from Dr. S. Ward Casscells, a professor of medicine and public health at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, president of Know Med Inc., a senior scholar at Texas Heart Institute and a member of numerous other esteemedÃâÃÂ ...
November 28, 2011
In May 2008, S. Ward Casscells, then the senior civilian Pentagon official in charge of health affairs, issued an order to use the ANAM across the military. Competitors who pitched other testing software maintain the playing field was slanted and that soldiers have been ill-served. "It remains unfathomableÃâÃÂ ...
January 26, 2011
The system, now in use in a handful of rural Texas counties, provides live transmissions of multiple remote-controlled cameras, telemetry data and patient records between ambulances and hospital emergency departments and trauma centers. Principal Investigator Dr. S. Ward Casscells, a former assistantÃâÃÂ ...
May 24, 2010
In a May 28, 2008, memo, then-assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs Dr. S. Ward Casscells directed all three service chiefs to immediately begin using ANAM as the assessment tool of choice "until ongoing studies to obtain evidence-based outcomes of various neurocognitive assessment toolsÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
February 8, 2010
In the desperate days soon after the earthquake in Haiti last month, foreign medical volunteers relied on improvised, low-tech devices for consultations and coordination. But American doctors are switching to more sophisticated technology to help improve public health in Haiti, one of the world's poorestÃâÃÂ ...
news and opinion