The Matthew Gfeller Center at UNC is known for its leading research on head trauma and injuries for athletes. But the center is now building up a new program to help out a piece of our population: veterans.
The THRIVE Program, or Transforming Health and Resilience in Veterans, recently moved to its own, permanent home. The project started last spring but is ramping up its operations now that it has moved into one of the Carolina Pointe medical buildings off Farrington Road.
THRIVE comes from a grant and fundraising that will last at least a decade, with its UNC team evaluating veterans who may be suffering from mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries.