The Department of Veterans Affairs is a strong community partner for the NCSP and supports a number of VA NCSP fellows each year. The NCSP emphasizes the importance of community health, consistent with VA's goals to optimize the health of the veteran, the VA community, and to contribute to the health of the nation. The VA NCSP fellows have a commitment to conducting research addressing health and policy issues relevant to veterans and reflecting priority areas in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
VA NCSP Scholars have opportunities for conducting clinical work, research, and applying for policy internships within the Department of Veterans Affairs as part of their fellowship. VA NCSP Clinician Scholars participate in activities at their designated VA Medical Center, as well as participate fully in the overall NCSP program at the affiliated institution. Experienced mentors of national stature provide guidance to fellows in rich learning environments.
The collaboration between the NCSP and the Department of Veterans Affairs builds upon a strong foundation: In 1978, the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), established the VA Advanced Fellowships Program for RWJF Clinical Scholars at selected VA medical centers. The program was designed to introduce new skills and training in the non-biological sciences and in health care research to young physicians committed to clinical medicine. The partnership between the VA and the NCSP will allow the next generation of physician and nursing leaders and change agents to understand and improve the health of veterans, and of the nation.
Director, Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development
Clinical Director, Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development
Administrative Officer, Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development
Management Analyst, Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development
The National Clinician Scholars Program has a VA faculty representative at each of the five participating universities where Scholars are trained.
Professor of Medicine, Duke School of Medicine
Anna & Harry Borun Endowed Chair
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Director, UCLA Borun Center for Applied Gerontological Research
Physician, VA GRECC
Senior Natural Scientist, RAND
Co-director, Michigan NCSP
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Behavior and Health Education
Research Scientist, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence
Associate Director, Penn NCSP
Professor of Medicine at the Veterans Administration Medical Center
Co-Leader, Cancer Control Research Program, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Yale NCSP
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Northeast Program Evaluation Center
Director, Evaluation Division, National Center for PTSD