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July 21, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Veterans Demand Reinstatement of Dr. Sue Sisley at University of Arizona on Tuesday

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On Tuesday, July 22, at 12:00 pm, a group of veterans will assemble at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix to demand the reinstatement of Dr. Sue Sisley, which will enable FDA-approved research into medical marijuana for veterans with PTSD to continue at the University of Arizona. Media are invited to attend.


Contact: Brad Burge, MAPS
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On Tuesday, July 22, at 12:00 pm, a group of veterans will assemble at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix to demand the reinstatement of Dr. Sue Sisley, which will enable FDA-approved research into medical marijuana for veterans with PTSD to continue at the University of Arizona. Media are invited to attend.

Were it not for the efforts of Dr. Sisley over the last several years, this research for veterans would not exist. MAPS, the non-profit study sponsor, has stated publicly that they will not continue this research at the University of Arizona without Dr. Sisley as the Principal Investigator.

Veterans and other PTSD patients will read letters urging the study to be implemented immediately with Dr. Sisley as Principal Investigator.

Veterans will also read the appeal from Dr. Sisley’s legal team and hand-deliver this letter to both:

1) Dr. Stuart Flynn, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix at 1:00 pm
2) Eileen Klein, President, Arizona Board of Regents at 2:00 pm

See below for the complete agenda:

Tuesday, July 22
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
T-Health Lobby
Bldg 2, 3rd Floor
550 E Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ 85004

12:00 pm
Grand Rounds Presentation: “Evolution of Telemedicine and E-Health” by Dr. Sue Sisley

1:00 pm
Veterans hold press conference in Second Floor Lobby of the University of Arizona College of Medicine (Building 2). Veterans will read and co-sign letter from PTSD expert Dr. Mike Wagner urging President Hart to immediately reinstate Dr. Sisley, and deliver the letter to Dr. Stuart Flynn, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.  Update: Former United States Attorney Melvin Mcdonald and others will also speak on behalf of Dr. Sue Sisley’s research for veterans.

2:00 pm
Press Conference at the Arizona Board of Regents Office
(2 miles from UA College of Medicine)
Arizona Board of Regents
2020 N. Central Avenue
Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4593

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