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The goal of the Mid-Atlantic MIRECC's Education component is to develop educational materials and experiences that positively impact the mental health of OEF/OIF/ OND Veterans and their families. Target audiences for our projects include Veterans, families and friends, clergy, community members, health care trainees, and health care providers (VA and non-VA) both within VISN 6 and nationally. Methods of delivery include live presentations, print materials, recordings, and the web. An important aspect of our role is translation of challenging research concepts for multiple audiences in order to bridge the gap between research and clinical care.

Briefings  We publish an electronic newsletter every other month to inform all of our target audiences about what we are doing.
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an area of particular emphasis for us. Prompt identification and appropriate treatment of this condition in combat Veterans is the goal.  Veteran/Family handout  l  Provider handout  l  View all

A Product from the VA TBI Special Committee:
Primary Care Reference Guide for Accessing Mental Health Care Services for Patients with TBI updated-July-20-2015

Readjustment Challenges - Members of the military are deeply affected by their war experiences. Adjustment difficulties are common. These are normal reactions to abnormal experiences. These materials cover some of the issues that are common following deployment.
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Developing a Theological Response for Returning Combat Veterans

Teaching Tools & Tips - Another area of interest for us is development of new materials and approaches for presentation of complex information, such as functional anatomy of the brain. View All

Personnel:
Robin A. Hurley, MD, FANPA
Associate Director, Education
ACOS/Research & Academic Affairs
W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center
Professor, Psychiatry & Radiology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
robin.hurley@va.gov

Katherine H. Taber, PhD, FANPA
Assistant Director, Education
Research Health Scientist
W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center
Research Professor, Divison of Biomedical Sciences
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
katherine.taber@va.gov

Mary Peoples
Program Support, Education
W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center
mary.peoples1@va.gov

Contact

Durham VAMC Site
Study Coordinator
919-416-5915
mireccstudies@va.gov

Richmond VAMC Site
Robin Lumpkin
804-675-5000 Ext. 4251
robin.lumpkin@va.gov

Salisbury VAMC Site
Mary Peoples
704-638-9000 Ext. 2956
mary.peoples1@va.gov