Emory Teams with Wounded Warriors

The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program has been selected by the national Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to participate in a first-of-its-kind national medical care network. 

Warrior Care Network will connect wounded veterans and their families with individualized care for two of the most commonly experienced wounds from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. Emory joins Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of California Los Angeles, and Rush University Medical Center in the network initiative. The more than $15 million grant from WWP requires that each of the sites raise $7.5 million over a three-year period. 

“Emory is privileged to be part of this collaborative effort to develop innovative approaches to treating, and ultimately healing, the individuals who have made tremendous sacrifices in serving our country,” says President James Wagner. “The blending of expertise from Emory’s Veterans Program, led by Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, with the world-class clinicians at our partner institutions, creates a vast platform for offering leading-edge treatment of our service members.” 

Rothbaum is the Paul H. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at the Emory Brain Health Center. She has specialized in research and treatment of service members with PTSD for more than two decades.

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