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The SC MIRECC Research Training Core includes two postgraduate fellowship programs (Little Rock, Arkansas and Houston, Texas), the Training Residents in Psychiatric Scholarship (TRIPS) Program, and the Grant Writing Scholars Program. Select each tab for forms, guidelines, and contact information for our research training programs. Email Dr. Michael A. Cucciare, the Associate Director for Research Training, at MACucciare@uams.edu for more information about the Research Training Core.
Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment - Little Rock, Arkansas
Advanced Psychology Fellowship
Trains professional psychologists for future leadership roles in research, education, and clinical services, particularly in academic and medical care settings such as Veterans Health Administration.
By the end of the program, Fellows pursuing academic clinical-research careers should be ready to submit applications for career development awards, such as VA Career Development Awards or NIH K-Awards.
CAVHS offers one-year postgraduate fellowships in clinical psychology with two tracks: one emphasizing PTSD and the other emphasizing psychosocial rehabilitation, recovery, and serious mental illness (PSR). The PSR fellowship is open to applicants from social work, rehabilitation counseling, psychiatry, nursing, and occupational therapy. For more information, visit the CAVHS fellowship program webpage or contact Dr. Courtney Crutchfield at Courtney.Crutchfield@va.gov or (501) 257-3471.
Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment - Little Rock, Arkansas - Houston Texas
Advanced Psychology Fellowship
Trains psychologists for leadership roles in research, education and clinical services in academic and medical care settings. Focus areas include medical psychology/primary care, geropsychology, health services research, implementation science, outcomes research, PTSD, and anxiety disorders.
Trains future VA leaders for academic and research careers in a rapidly evolving health care arena by providing a firm foundation in mental health research, education, and clinical care. Within this overall context, the fellowship will offer four specialty tracks—health services research, clinical psychopharmacology, substance addictions, and neuropsychiatry.
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is one of the largest clinical care facilities in VA and is host to one of 14 VA Health Services Research and Development Centers of Innovation (COIN). The Houston COIN houses over 30 research investigators and 150 research staff from disciplines including medicine, psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, and statistics/methodology. The academic affiliate for MEDVAMC is Baylor College of Medicine. Selected fellows will be appointed Instructors in the Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The MIRECC fellowships at MEDVAMC are part of the national VA Special Fellowships Program. Working with their mentoring team, each fellow will develop a set of practice experiences that best complement their research and career.
Training Residents in Psychiatry Scholarship (TRIPS)
This program is designed to increase the number of psychiatry residents entering post-residency research training fellowships in the South Central VA Health Care Network. TRIPS awardees are post-graduate year II residents selected by their department chair or residency training director from SC MIRECC academic affiliates in Houston, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Shreveport, Louisiana. Awardees are assigned a mentor who will help them with career planning and tell them about potential opportunities to work with SC MIRECC investigators. Awardees also receive $1000 to attend a national meeting of their choice or pay for books or tuition. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Kunik at (713) 794-8639 or Mkunik@bcm.edu.