Our physician-scientists are focued on improving the health and well-being of veterans and active military members. The 'Father of Modern Burn Surgery', Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., Dr. Ferdinand P. Herff Chair in Surgery, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by BioMed SA. Dr. Pruitt was the Commander and Director for the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research for an unprecedented 25 years, revolutionizing the fields of burn and trauma.
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.
Dr. Delgado conducts epidemiological research on chronic effects of neurotrauma with emphasis on mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), in addition to developing a line of research focused on understanding and addressing needs of caregivers for veterans and active duty service members with an emphasis on TBI.
Rocío Norman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor received a $10,000, one-year seed grant from the School of Health Professions to study language performance in adults with mild traumatic brain injury. Rather than civilians, [Norman] will study veterans because they are "a proportion of the population with mild TBI who often seeks care from speech-language pathology."