Established in 2014, the Military Health Institute (MHI) has a goal of expanding the existing collaborations between UT Health San Antonio and the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The Military Health Institute was established to lead innovative medical research, health education and clinical care to enhance military collaborations with the goal of improving the health and well-being of military personnel, veterans 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.
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.
A new study published by the journal Behavior Therapy demonstrated that an established treatment that typically involves 15 weekly sessions could be shortened to one weekend and delivered to multiple couples at once and still yield improvements in patient, partner and relationship outcomes.
Sleep disorders are more prevalent in military personnel and veterans than in the general U.S. population. To address this widespread problem, a UT Health San Antonio researcher helped write new guidelines for the assessment and treatment of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.
UT Health San Antonio played a major research role in the FDA’s recent approval of a new process that nearly triples the five-day shelf life of blood platelets, commonly used for treating trauma patients. The breakthrough is expected to increase the availability of platelets, a key blood component that is often in high demand across the state of Texas.