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Message from the Executive Director


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Message from the Executive Director

Executive Director Paula Schnurr

Dr. Paula P. Schnurr is the Executive Director of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and has served as Deputy Executive Director of the Center since 1989. She is a Research Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Editor of the Clinician's Trauma Update-Online.

"We have come a long way in the past 25 years, but there remains much more to be done. We must continue to increase our scientific understanding of PTSD through research and develop better evidence-based treatments as well as prevention strategies. We also need to raise public awareness of PTSD and help people with this mental health problem get the care they need. I am confident that we can and will meet these challenges."

Paula P. Schnurr, PhD

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