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2207 Stallings-Evans Sports Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

THRIVE Program

THRIVE Program Logo

The Matthew Gfeller Center is proud to expand its research and clinical programs to include the Transforming Health and Resilience in Veterans (THRIVE) Program. The THRIVE Program is made possible due to a $12.5M pledge made by the Avalon Action Alliance to UNC-Chapel Hill. The THRIVE Program enables Carolina to establish a new clinical outreach program dedicated to treating traumatic brain injuries and related health conditions, promoting overall wellness for veterans.

Duty. Service. Honor.

The THRIVE Program’s mission is to fulfill our duty to serve Veterans and first responders by improving the evaluation and treatment of traumatic brain injuries through clinical practice, research, and education.

We will execute this mission by providing participant-centered interdisciplinary care focused on interconnecting brain and body health to allow Veterans and first responders to better serve themselves, their families, and their communities while they live a healthy, high-quality life. Our goal is to help our Veterans and first responders THRIVE in all aspects of their lives.

To learn more about the THRIVE Program click here.

Informational One-Page Hand Out



IOP Reading Group

IOP Reading Group

Reading groups and equine therapy help veterans THRIVE

100th participant

100th participant

In early October, the THRIVE Program celebrated serving it's 100th participant since opening.

Military Appreciation

Military Appreciation

The THRIVE Program was featured at the Hurricanes ice hockey game on Military Appreciation Day.

THRIVE Program video

THRIVE Program video

Watch this 13 minute video to learn more about the THRIVE Program.


Meet our Team


Meet our team. Learn more about their background, research focus, and interests.

Program Overview


Learn more about our clinical program, and complete your eligibility pre-screen.



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