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Three VISN 6 MIRECC sites have been awarded VA Advanced Fellowships. Although all sites have a post-deployment mental health focus, each site has particular specialty programs and areas of strength. (More information on the VA Advanced Fellowship program and application instructions are available on the Fellowship Program pages).

Durham VAMC

Richmond VAMC

Salisbury VAMC

The Durham VAMC in Durham, NC is affiliated with Duke University School of Medicine. Our close affiliation with Duke provides easy access to numerous additional offerings, including Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds, Psychiatry department and Psychology department colloquia, as well as specialized offerings from the Center for Human Genetics, the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, among others. Durham is the hub site for our MIRECC, and the home of our major research labs: Genetics, Interventions, Health Services, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, and Neurocognitive.

Site Director for Physician Special Fellowship
Christine Marx, M.D.
Email: marx0001@mc.duke.edu

Site Director for Psychology/Allied Health Special Fellowship
Patrick Calhoun, Ph.D.
Email: patrick.calhoun2@va.gov

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The Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center's VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment in Richmond, VA, supports the professional development of health service psychologists to become leading clinicians and clinical researchers in post-deployment mental health recovery and rehabilitation for critical areas such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and substance use disorders (SUD). Over the course of the two-year program, Fellows receive intensive mentoring and didactics in clinical research competencies such as grant writing, research design, and ethics while receiving supervised clinical training in cutting-edge treatments and programs. Through our partnership with McGuire’s Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship, Psychology Fellows seeking board certification may develop a training plan that fulfills eligibility requirements for board certification in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The McGuire VAMC’s Advanced Fellowship Program is affiliated with the VA Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).


Site Director for Psychology/Allied Health Special Fellowship
Scott McDonald, Ph.D.
Email: scott.mcdonald@va.gov

 

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The W.G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC in Salisbury, NC is affiliated with Wake Forest School of Medicine. Fellows will have access to many of that institution’s neuroscience and translational medicine programs, as well as the opportunity to complete a MPH during the Fellowship. Salisbury is one of the fastest growing VAMCs in the nation, with many specialty programs. This site is particularly strong in the areas of PTSD and TBI. Clinical rotations can include the inpatient PTSD program, as well as many outpatient programs serving returning Veterans with TBI and/or PTSD. Psychology fellows can be expected to obtain all clinical hours needed for licensure via direct clinical care and clinical research. There are three neuropsychologists, one with ABCN board certification and two who are currently seeking board certification through ABPP. The Psychology program is designed to meet criteria of the Houston Guidelines for postdoctoral training in neuropsychology, thus ensuring that Fellows are eligible to apply for ABPP board certification at the completion of the two-year fellowship. The program is also seeking APA accreditation.

Site Director for Physician Special Fellowship
Robin Hurley, M.D.
Email: robin.hurley@va.gov

Site Co-Directors for Psychology/Allied Health Special Fellowship
Holly Miskey, Ph.D.
Email: holly.miskey@va.gov

Robert Shura, Psy.D.
Email: robert.shura2@va.gov

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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. 12956
mary.peoples1@va.gov