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DC WRIISC Training Opportunities


DC WRIISC FellowsOne 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. 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 in a unique interdisciplinary setting.  Fifty percent of the fellow’s time devoted to clinical research and 50% is devoted to clinical practice. We will be recruiting for this position during the 2026-2028 training cycle. Please see our program brochure for reference. 

  • 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 positions:

    1. 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).

    2. 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.”

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