USC News

Menu Sunday, December 9, 2018 58° Clear

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


$11 Million Grant Funds Study of PTSD Therapies

$11 Million Grant Funds Study of PTSD Therapies
Albert "Skip" Rizzo, right, and ICT interaction designer Bradley Newman demonstrate how virtual reality therapy works.

Researchers at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Emory University School of Medicine have been awarded an $11 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to test different ways to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including the use of a virtual-reality exposure therapy developed at ICT.