STRONG STAR, the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, was initially formed to launch what is currently its largest and best-known effort: the STRONG STAR Multidisciplinary PTSD Research Consortium. Funded by the Department of Defense through the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program in the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, the Consortium brings together leading experts from the military, VA, and civilian institutions to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for the detection, prevention, and treatment of combat-related PTSD.
In addition to the STRONG STAR PTSD Consortium, there are a number of affiliated projects. These projects also fall under the general umbrella of STRONG STAR, but they were funded through independent funding sources separate from the Multidisciplinary PTSD Research Consortium. Links below describe STRONG STAR-affiliated projects that already have developed. All share STRONG STAR’s mission and involve the participation of STRONG STAR investigators and, in many cases, the benefit of various other STRONG STAR resources. All are working together, with STRONG STAR, to help build strong, resilient warriors.