William L. Anderson Chair in PTSD ResearchThe William L. Anderson Chair in PTSD Research (Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota Medical School) was created in 2013 to support work to "better understand, diagnose, treat and prevent PTSD" with Brian Engdahl, PhD as its first Holder. This $2 million gift created a permanent endowment in honor of William Lewis Anderson, a combat medic who died trying to save a wounded soldier on the battlefield in Italy during World War II.
Engdahl has served veterans for 40 years at the Minneapolis
VA Medical Center. He joined the Brain Sciences faculty in 2007. Since 1980, he has worked on research initiatives to assess and treat veterans with serious disabilities, including
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. "It^aEURTMs an honor to be named the Anderson Chair in
PTSDResearch," said Engdahl. "We hope to continue the great work done at the University of Minnesota and
VAMCto help those who served our country but now are afflicted with
PTSDand other life altering disabilities."