The goal of the UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery is to advance understanding of the processes mediating recovery after trauma, and to develop interventions that promote rapid recovery and prevent chronic symptom development. Our primary strategy for building the research program is to develop or recruit outstanding faculty, and outstanding research team members who are passionate about improving the care of individuals who have experienced trauma. Our success is entirely due to the efforts of our phenomenal alumni, and current team. We continuously work to create a scientific community where research scientists have the intellectual space to develop and actualize their individual leadership potential within areas of interest, while also enriching the quality of their science by collaborating with a phenomenal team of faculty and staff. Our scholarly culture is driven by our devotion to the recovery of individuals experiencing trauma.