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VISN 5 MIRECC - Presentations and Trainings Offered by MIRECC Investigators


About Us • Clinical • Education • Research

Scientific Meeting Presentation Series

The VISN 5 MIRECC Education Core conducts a twice monthly Science Meeting in which local and national experts present on topics related to serious mental illness. Presentations take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 12:00-1:00pm EST at the VISN 5 MIRECC (Baltimore VA Annex Building, 229 W Fayette, 7th Floor). You can join by phone at 800-767-1750, 71129#. The topics and presenters change each year. Below are the dates and topics for the 2018-2019 series. Dates and topics change each August, when the new schedule is posted. For more information, contact Melanie Bennett at


Scientific Meeting Presentation Series
September 11

Richard Goldberg, Ph.D.
Director, VISN 5 MIRECC
Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Living Well:
Outcomes from a RCT of a peer co-facilitated wellness intervention for Veterans with SMI

September 25

Holly Wilcox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Using Data to Identify and Address Suicide Prevention Gaps and Opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic Region
October 9

Deborah Medoff, Ph.D.
MIRECC Investigator
Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Journal Club
October 23

Benjamin Kligler, MD
Coordinating Center for Integrative Health
Veterans Health Administration

The Role of Research in VHA’s Cultural Transformation to Patient-Centered Care
November 13

Erin Romero, Ph.D.
Trauma Recovery Program Manager
VA Maryland Health Care System
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry University of Maryland School of Medicine

Results of Program Evaluation at the VAMHCS Trauma Recovery Program
November 27

Hadi Kharrazi, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

VA’s OABI on Obesity Using CDW data
December 11

JW Rone
Director of Veterans Initiatives
Institute for Integrative Health

Veteran Arts Programs and their Benefits


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