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What’s New?

Army STARRs Review of Recent Findings

Army STARRS is an unprecedented multi-study project headed by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress in collaboration with leading academic institutions. Army STARRS is the largest research project of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among Army personnel. For a summary of published findings, please click here.

The 10th Annual Amygdala PTSD Conference: Of Mice and Man

The Center hosts an annual conference that brings together scientists and clinicians working toward solving the biological basis of stress, fear and PTSD. In 2015, the Center hosted the 10th Annual Conference on Amygdala, Stress and PTSD, “Of Mice and Man.” For information on the conference, visit the website or view and download the program. For information on all previous Amygdala, Stress and PTSD conferences, visit this page.

Artiss Symposium 2014

Psychiatry and Pain Management

The Center is a sponsoring partner for the annual Artiss Symposium. Kenneth L. Artiss, MD (1913–2001), the namesake of the symposium, was an Army officer, a research psychiatrist and instructor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who inspired generations of military psychiatry residents to conduct high quality research. Past topics have included Psychiatry and Sleep Disorders, and Evaluation and Treatment of Genital Injuries in Combat Warriors. [more]

The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)

Army STARRS is a multicomponent epidemiological and neurobiological study designed to generate actionable evidence-based recommendations to reduce Army suicides and increase knowledge about risk and resilience factors for suicidality and its psychopathological correlates. This paper presents an overview of the Army STARRS component study designs and of recent findings. Report | Commentary

CSTS 2013 Annual Report

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) entered its second quarter century of service to our nation in 2013. View our 2013 Annual Report here.