Tulane University has announced a $12.2 million gift from the Avalon Fund to create a center focused on the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. military veterans.
The gift will establish the Tulane University Center for Brain Health, which will specialize in the treatment of TBI and PTSD and bolster the university's capacity to diagnose and treat the conditions and associated neurological and psychological disorders in veterans. In conjunction with the university's School of Medicine and as part of the Tulane Center for Sport program, the center will include an intensive outpatient program, interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluation, an intensive outpatient program, and discharge planning and extensive patient follow-up. Since 2001, more than nine hundred thousand deployed military personnel have suffered from both TBI and PTSD.
"Tulane is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top universities for veterans due to our welcoming environment, strong ROTC programs, and the educational benefits and financial aid options we offer to veterans and active military personnel," said Tulane president Michael Fitts. "This gift from the Avalon Fund will allow us to serve our veterans in another capacity, helping them heal from the wounds of war."