Our Military Health Institute (MHI) unifies collaborations between research experts focused on improving the health and well-being of current and veteran military members and their families.
UT Health San Antonio leads the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD, which together form the world’s largest research network focused on combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring conditions.
The Military Health Institute at UT Health San Antonio encourages collaboration in research on behavioral health, trauma, cancer, pain, substance abuse and neuro-imaging.
We have many military partnerships that are reflected in about 200 collaborative inventions. Of these, 175 were with Veteran Administration investigators; 17 were funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), or were created with military co-inventors.
Remote Trauma Outcomes Research Network is a study executed in partnership with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council and DoD to study the impact of prehospital time, diagnostics and therapeutics on outcomes after injury in remote settings.
Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relive past traumas again and again, bound in a virtual prison of their memories. Researchers at UT Health's Long School of Medicine now report a biological mechanism that might explain why these individuals are less able to extinguish the fear of past dangers.
Reuters Health reports -- Women in the military who experience combat have a much greater risk than those who don’t of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues, a U.S. study suggests.
Insomnia is a widespread problem in the U.S. military and the most commonly reported symptom following deployment. A new study published online in the journal Sleep found that cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia, a form of talk therapy, was highly effective with an active duty population.
Drs. Alan Peterson and Lindsay Bira talk about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and efforts to improve its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment through their work at the STRONG STAR Consortium and Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP). The consortia based at UT Health San Antonio comprise the world's largest group conducting research on PTSD and related conditions and the only one capable of conducting large clinical trials with active duty military.