UT Health San Antonio leads the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD, which together form the world’s largest research network focused on combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring conditions.

The Military Health Institute at UT Health San Antonio encourages collaboration in research on behavioral health, trauma, cancer, pain, substance abuse and neuro-imaging.

Dr. James Lechleiter studies the potential of astrocytes as a novel therapeutic avenue for brain treatment. Astrocytes play a crucial role in supporting and protecting neuronal function and in modulating brain energy metabolism. A therapeutic strategy that increases energy production is inherently robust, since the number of potential neuroprotective processes that benefit are significantly higher than a single molecular target. Dr. Lechleiter recently received DoD funding for his research through the Military Technology and Enterprise Consortium.

Dr. James Lechleiter

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