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CIVIC Trainees

CIVIC strives to foster independent and successful investigators, through mentoring by senior researchers. CIVIC trainees have been developing their skills through impactful research and achieving career development awards to further grow as researchers. To learn more about specific CIVIC trainees, their research interests, and their achievements, click on the circles below.

VA Health Services Research & Development Career Development Awardees

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Alan Teo
MD, MS
Samuel Edwards
MD, MPH
Maya O'Neil
PhD
Jason I Chen
PhD
Profession: Psychiatrist
Award Title: Optimizing Veteran's Social Relationships to Enhance Depression Care
Award Date: 2015 - 2020
Research Interests: Depression, Suicide, Social isolation
Profession: General Internist
Award Title: Optimizing Outcomes in Home-Based Care
Award Date: 2018 - 2023
Research Interests: Primary care health policy, Home-based primary care
Profession: Psychologist
Award Title: Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Functioning Deficits in Veterans with PTSD
Award Date: 2018 - 2023
Research Interests: TBI, PTSD
Profession: Psychologist
Award Title: Enhancing Social Connectedness Among Veterans at High Risk for Suicide through Community Engagement
Award Date: 2019 - 2024
Research Interests: Suicide

National Institutes of Health K Awardees & American Cancer Society
Career Development Awardees

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Jennifer Barton
MD
Don Sullivan
MD
Shannon Nugent
PhD
Profession: Rheumatologist
Award Type: National Institutes of Health K12
Award Title: Goal Concordance in Rheumatoid Arthritis in Diverse Populations
Award Date: 2015 - 2020
Research Interests: Decision aids, Health literacy, Shared decision-making
Profession: Pulmonology and Critical Care
Award Type: National Institutes of Health NCI K-07
Award Title: Impact of Specialist Palliative Care on Outcomes in Advanced Stage Lung Cancer
Award Date: 2015 - 2020
Research Interests: Lung cancer, Palliative and end of life care, Decision-making
Profession: Psychologist
Award Type: American Cancer Society CDA
Award Title: Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer: Optimizing Pain Management
Award Date: 2019 - 2024
Research Interests: Palliative care, Cancer, Depression, Pain

VA Office of Academic Affairs Health Services Research Fellows & K12 Awardees

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Julie Kahler
PhD
Jessica Wyse
PhD
Kelly Vranas
MD
S Nina Akbar
MD
Profession: Psychologist
Research Interests: PTSD, Access
Fellowship Track: Independent Investigator Track
Profession: Sociologist
Award Type: Oregon Health & Sciences University K12
Award Title: Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in VA Primary Care
Award Date: 2019 - 2021
Research Interests: Substance use disorder treatment, Medication for opioid use disorder
Profession: Pulmonology and Critical Care
Award Type: National Institutes of Health NHLBI K12
Award Title: Variation in ICU Admitting Patterns in the VA Healthcare System
Award Date: 2017 - 2020
Research Interests: High value critical care, Healthcare resource utilization
Profession: Infectious Disease Specialist
Research Interests: Multi-drug resistant organisms, Antimicrobial and resource stewardship, Behavioral economics in health care
Fellowship Track: Independent Investigator Track