Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative

If you are a spouse, friend, family member or loved one who assists a wounded, ill or injured Service Member or Veteran in any activity (or instrumental activity) of daily living, you are a military caregiver. Join us for this exciting new program, the Military Caregiver Telehealth Initiative

MHI Postdoctoral Fellowship

The MHI Fellowship in Military Health supports a post-doctoral scholar in their pursuit of improving the health of servicemembers, veterans, and their families. The fellowship is competitive and selected bi-annually. The fellowship provides significant opportunity to interface with key leaders from the military health community in order to advance their academic career as well as the mission of the MHI.

Our current fellow, Casey Stroud Psy.D, completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University in 2017. His focus of research during his doctoral degree included risk and protective factors, psychological interventions, and treatment outcomes for trauma exposure in military and para-military populations. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. On his fellowship, Dr. Straud serves as a supervised therapist on psychotherapy trials utilizing evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions for PTSD. Additionally, he is actively involved in STRONG STAR– CAP research projects related to PTSD and military health.

MHI hosts a semi-annual grant workshop series on topics designed to assist faculty in successfully applying for DoD medical research grants. Topic areas include an introduction to the basic framework of the DoD and issues of military relevancy, how to construct a DoD research pre-proposal and full proposal, and how to properly execute grants. Workshops are listed in our events section as scheduled.  Usually a workshop is hosted in the fall and the spring.

Distinguished Lecture

MHI hosts a semi-annual Distinguished Lecture in Military Health. Past speakers include Dr. Charles Figley who spoke about Compassion Fatigue in a caregiver context and Dr. Dale Smith who spoke about the history of military medicine. Lecturers also provide educational opportunities across all the schools, in addition to their university-wide lecture. Please link to our blog for more details and photos.  Scheduled lectures will appear in the events section of our website.

Pilot projects

MHI sponsors pilot translational research projects in areas related to military health. Current pilot projects have included topics such as PTSD and Trauma. Visit our Research page for more information on our current pilot projects. To inquire about how to apply please complete the contact us section of the site.