War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
DC WRIISC Training Opportunities
One of the Primary Goals of DC WRIISC is to provide educational training opportunities for clinicians in post-deployment health. We strive to meet this mission by offering fellowships, mentorships, and grand rounds. For more information on these training opportunities, please contact the DC WRIISC administrative office at (202) 745-8249.
WRIISC-DC provides a variety of professional training opportunities for clinicians and researchers who desire advanced knowledge and skills related to the study and treatment of war-related illnesses and injuries.
Neuropsychology: Our two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology is focused on developing scientist-practitioners with advanced skills in neuropsychological assessment and consultation, with 50% of the fellow’s time devoted to clinical research and 50% devoted to clinical practice. We currently have no slots available, but we anticipate openings in time for the 2023 recruitment season. For reference, please see our previous program brochure.
Research: Our two-year research postdoctoral fellowship enables fellows to gain an advanced understanding of brain-body relationships through involvement in multiple research studies. For more information, please refer to our program brochure and details about our two open positions:
TBI and blast exposure research: Exploration of a comprehensive battery of blood biomarkers, proteomics, neuropsychological assessments, actigraphy, EEG and eye-tracking data and MRI sequences to characterize blast exposure sequelae and resiliency to adverse health outcomes in individuals with TBI and those with Explosive Ordinance Disposal training (EOD-Track).
Individualization of exercise interventions for Veterans with chronic multi-symptom illness (CMI): This pilot study will explore the optimal manner to administer exercise interventions for Veterans with CMI using heart rate variability (HRV) as an objective measure of recovery to determine which days are optimal for exercising. The effects on symptomology, health-related/executive functioning, sleep, autonomic functioning, and brain activity will be examined to inform the development of a larger randomized control trial.”
Our staff also serve as mentors and collaborators for students enrolled in graduate education programs at local area universities. In the past, WRIISC staff has mentored graduate public health, nursing students, psychology students, and medical students.
If you are interested in learning more about possible mentorships, please contact our DC WRIISC administrative office at (202) 745-8249.
Many of the WRIISC-DC Staff also provide grand round in-services on post-deployment related health issues.
If you are interested in scheduling a DC WRIISC post-deployment health grand round, please contact our DC WRIISC administrative office at (202) 745-8249.