The National Institutes of Health Highlights the One Mind Supported AURORA study on Trauma

Evidence suggests that most of the important biological changes that lead to persistent symptoms happen in the early aftermath of trauma. By enrolling and collecting extensive biological and genetic data from 5,000 trauma survivors who each visit trauma centers immediately after their traumatic event, the AURORA study on trauma seeks to identify what puts people at risk for developing post-traumatic stress and to uncover how trauma affects people’s daily lives.

Earlier this week, the One Mind supported AURORA study and its principle investigator, Dr. Samuel McLean, were highlighted in a cover-page article in the June 2018 edition of the National Institutes of Health ‘News in Health’ newsletter. Along with insights to the many ways a person can develop post-traumatic stress, the article provides an update to what the AURORA study and other NIH funded researchers are doing. Please take a moment to read the article that is on the National Institutes of Health’s website, while also reading about our One Mind support of this study.

Substantial additional funding is needed for the AURORA study to conduct more testing and to accelerate study results. One Mind is working to raise $7.9 million for the AURORA study to enhance AURORA’s ability to deliver more accurate patient-focused interventions and treatments for post-traumatic stress. To help us in this effort, please make a donation to One Mind today.

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