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Artiss Symposium


Current Concepts in Psychosomatic Medicine

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.

This year’s conference will take place on June 3, 2015 at NICoE. Registration is at 0730. The conference will go from 0815-1415, with Resident Presentations and Presentation Awards to follow. [more]


Personal Firearm Safety Counseling for Primary Care Providers

There are approximately 30,000 firearm fatalities in the United States each year. The majority of these deaths are due to suicide or accidental firearm death. However, evidence suggests that adopting safe storage practices can reduce the likelihood of deaths due to firearms.

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 University of California-San Diego, Harvard University, and University of Michigan. Army STARRS is the largest research project of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among Army personnel.

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

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.