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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - VISN 20 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center

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  Learning Opportunities at NW MIRECC
NW MIRECC Overview: The Veterans Affairs' Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon conducts Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research and PTSD research that afflict Veterans
The VISN 20 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center improves the health and well-being of Veterans by developing, evaluating, and disseminating novel effective treatments for military posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its complex comorbidities or co-occurring diagnoses. The most prominent of these co-occurring difficulties faced by Veterans are traumatic brain injury (mTBI), alcohol use disorder (AUD), chronic pain (in particular, post-concussive headaches), cognitive impairment, while others face an increased risk for neurodegenerative disorders (chronic traumatic encephalopathy [CTE] and Alzheimer's disease [AD]). Read More
   
NW MIRECC Presents: webinar/online learning for mental health clinicians promoting effective treatments for Veteran mental health issues including Postraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) NW MIRECC Presents
The knowledge produced by NW MIRECC research efforts is disseminated through EES web-based learning platforms and face-to-face educational offerings, and directly implemented in clinics throughout the Northwest and throughout the country. Learn more.
Schedule of NW MIRECC Presents: a webinar/online learning for mental health clinicians promoting effective treatments for Veteran mental health issues including Postraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Upcoming MIRECC Presents
MIRECC Presents webinars are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from October to June. Check out the schedule
Past MIRECC Presents TopicsMIRECC Presents Archive
Did you miss a session of MIRECC Presents? Beginning fall of 2019, MIRECC Presents sessions are recorded. To catch up on what you missed, visit the MIRECC Presents Archive
  PTSD, TBI and other Mental Illness Research
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Current Research and Call for Volunteers
Research studies at VISN 20 MIRECC are currently enrolling Military Veterans, First Responders, Health Care workers, and Civilians... Current Research
Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center: why volunteer to participate in PTSD research and TBI research with NW MIRECC in Seattle, WAWhat to know before participating in a research study
The VA ranks as one of the nation's leaders in health research. These research studies have contributed to the development of ... Read More
Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center staff publications and presentations on mental health issues affecting Veterans including PTSD, TBI and addictionStaff Publications and Presentations
Since the inception of VISN 20 MIRECC has conducted scientific research to find solutions for mental health issues affecting Veterans as well as active dissemination of... Read more
   
PTSD Research, TBI Research and Other Research Activities at the VA's Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon Veterans AffairsPTSD and TBI at NW MIRECC
As part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 (VISN 20), the Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center ... Read More
The NW MIRECC promotes effective treatments for military PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury through community engagement, webinar (MIRECC Presents), and Postdoctoral FellowshipsLearning Opportunities
The VISN 20 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center promotes effective treatments for military PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury... Get Prepared
The Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center promotes effective treatments for military PTSD, Traumatic Brain InjuryExplore NW MIRECC
With research center located in Seattle, WA and education center located in Portland, OR, NW MIRECC seeks to improve the mental health and well-being of Veterans. Learn about NW MIRECC
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The mission of VA VISN 20 MIRECC is to improve the quality of life and function of Veterans by developing, evaluating and promoting the implementation of effective treatments for military PTSD and its complex comorbidities. These PTSD comorbidities include the behavioral consequences of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), substance use disorders, chronic pain, and dementia. The VA VISN 20 Northwest Health Network consists of four states across three time zones; Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. The primary research center located in VA Puget Sound Health Care System is affiliated with the University of Washington. VA Puget Sound serves Veterans from a five-state area in the Pacific Northwest with two main divisions: American Lake and Seattle. In addition to the main medical centers, VA Puget Sound provides health care services in Washington state at six community-based outpatient clinics in Bellevue, Bremerton, Federal Way, Mount Vernon, Port Angeles, and Seattle. The research center located at VA Portland Heath Care System is affiliated with the Oregon Health and Science University. VA Portland serves Veterans from Oregon and Southwest Washington with two main divisions: Portland and Vancouver. In addition to the main medical centers, VA Portland Health Care System provides health care services in Oregon state at ten outpatient clinics in Bend, Fairview, Hillsboro, North Coast (Camp Rilea), Newport, Lincoln City, Portland, Salem, The Dalles, and West Linn. Vet Centers in the VISN 20 Health Care Network are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active-duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Space Force service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.

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