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Army STARRS: Vol 1, Iss 13 (UPDATED DEC 6, 2016)

This document is an ongoing continuous summary of Army STARRS and STARRS-LS publications. Army STARRS (2009-2015) was the largest and most comprehensive research project of mental health among U.S. Army Soldiers ever conducted. The project was designed to examine a broad range of risk and resilience (protective) factors across a complex set of outcomes including suicidal behaviors and associated mental health issues. Army STARRS scientists created a series of large and extensive databases with the potential to achieve groundbreaking results. These databases allow scientists to investigate a diverse combination of factors from demographic, psychological, biological, neurological, behavioral, and social domains with the goal of generating actionable findings for the Army. The project was designed using an adaptive approach which means it evolved as new information became available over the course of the project. The research team shared preliminary findings, as they became available, with senior Army leadership so the Army could apply them to its ongoing health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts. The work is continuing under the STARRS Longitudinal Study (STARRS-LS) which runs from 2015 to 2020.

Artiss Symposium 2016

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 the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center who inspired generations of military psychiatry residents to conduct high quality research. This year's symposium, titled "Understanding the Patients' Experience: Beyond the Diagnosis" will be held on June 1, 2016, from 0800-1600 at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence which is adjacent to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. On site registration is free and Continuing Education credits will be offered.

Pre-doctoral fellowship award

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is pleased to announce the first annual CSTS Pre-doctoral fellowship award.  This award is in support of a USUHS graduate student for innovative basic or clinical research studies leading to a PhD degree while addressing the primary mission of the CSTS, namely, to research the health consequences of trauma, disaster, and terrorism.  This award provides two years of salary support while the pre-doctoral student works on their doctoral studies.  The 2016 CSTS Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award recipient is Francis T. Djankpa for his project “The KCC2 influence on neuronal migration in a ferret model of cortical dysplasia.”

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11th Annual Amygdala Conference Videos

The following is a playlist of all the videos for the 11th Annual Amygdala Conference held on April 19, 2016

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Research Review: Family Violence, Summer 2016

CSTS is pleased to present the Summer 2016 edition of Research Review: Family Violence, part of the Joining Forces Joining Families, publication series. Research Review: Family Violence is part of the Joining Forces Joining Families publication series. Research Review: Family Violence presents summaries of current and emerging research in the areas of intimate partner violence and child maltreatment. These highly readable summaries will be helpful for personnel working in Family Advocacy, Primary Care, and Mental Health. Policy makers and community leaders will find the information relevant to the development of public health policy. Each review provides the most important points of a recent publication. Readers can go to the reference cited for complete information. Research Review: Family Violence is published twice per year. Please distribute Research Review: Family Violence to any individuals or organizations you feel may benefit from this information.