Imaging Study of Trauma and Resilience - iSTAR

The Imaging Study on Trauma and Resilience (iSTAR) is a longitudinal fMRI imaging study investigating what helps or hinders recovery after an acute traumatic event.  Eligible participants must have been seen at the Froedtert Emergency Department and complete a short screening process to assess for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) risk factors and MRI safety.  Once eligible we ask that participants come in for seven separate visits over the next two years requiring a maximum of 22 hours of time.  The first two visits are scheduled within two weeks of injury, on two consecutive days requiring interactive MRI at both visits.  One final interactive MRI will be scheduled six months post-injury (for a total of three MRIs).  Other study procedures include cognitive, attentional, and physiologic assessments as well as self-report surveys and biospecimen collection (blood, urine, and saliva).    

Who should I contact if I am interested in the study or if I am in the study and have a question?
The best way to contact our team is to call or text the study cell phone at (414) 840-4910.  Any after hour, or weekend inquiry will be answered the next business day.