‘Reflecting Back’ – Military Memories Competition. Your Chance to Win $250!
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Veteran and First Responder PTSD Research Study
If you are a veteran or first responder who has experienced symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress you may qualify for a research study investigating the effectiveness of meditation and therapy as treatments. Columbia University Medical Center is looking for veterans and first responders (active and retired US military, police, fire service, and EMT) to participate. Volunteers will receive a free evaluation, intervention, and will be compensated up to $1000 for completing all assessments. To learn more and see if you qualify visit: www.PTSResearch.org
Bronx VA - Research Study on Bipolar Disorder
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Bronx VA - Research Study on Brain Structure, Mental Health, and Suicidality
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Bronx VA - Research Study on Head Injuries and Mental Health
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Bronx VA - Research Study on Mental Health Research
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Bronx VA - Join Research Study on Cognitive Remediation Therapy as a Treatment for Depression
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Apply for MVJ's Journalism Grants Program
MVJ is still accepting grant applications for reporting on disability issues in the military veteran community. Grant amounts vary depending on the story, and start at $500. Publish quality stories about military veteran disability issues and get paid for it!
MVJ now offers Journalism Grants for quality stories about issues related to disabilities in the military veteran community.
This program helps aspiring journalists grow professionally in their reporting careers and publish quality stories about issues related to disabilities in the military veteran community. Grant amounts vary depending on the story, and start at $500. MVJ has a total budget of $50,000 for all grants under this program, so we recommend interested parties apply as soon as possible.
MVJ is not a publishing organization – nor do we plan to be. But we care about developing the careers of military vets in journalism. So, if you are selected, we can help you shape your story and assist in getting the story placed. We’d like you to have an idea of where you want to publish your story.
A few notes on what our grant selection committee is looking for:
- Disability focused. We are seeking pitches for stories related to disability in the military veteran community. Maybe it’s a story about a new healthcare issue, or a personal narrative about a visit to a crummy VA facility, or an investigative piece on an emerging medical issue that affects vets.
- Be ambitious. We are looking to support deeply reported stories that will make a splash and potentially be impactful.
- Small (shorter) stories are OK too. For serious investigative reporting, we’ll be looking for proof that you know what you’re doing. If you’re new to journalism, a shorter feature might be more realistic.
- Be original. We aren’t interested in the same stories that we’ve all read a million times before. As veterans, we can provide depth and nuance on these stories. Use that experience to come up with unique angles.
- No PR. Non-profits do great work and they might be part of the story. But we want to see pitches that are more than a happy story about a non-profit providing a house to a homeless vet.
- Look for trends. We’re keen to fund stories that only veterans can tell. As vets, you are seeing what’s affecting vets, especially when it comes to healthcare and the VA. Use your networks to find a good story.
PUBLISH quality stories about disability issues in the military veteran community and get paid for it!
Note: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed every two weeks until our funding limit is reached. Applicant has to be an MVJ member in order to be eligible to receive the grant.
Healthy Veterans Needed for a Research Study
Healthy Veterans Needed for a Research Study at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.
We are conducting a research study to understand brain structure and mental health in Veterans at risk of suicide.
Healthy Veterans are needed as a comparison group in this research study.
What is involved?
Attending visits at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC First Visit: Mental health assessments, questionnaires, non-invasive (MRI) brain scan, and blood draw
6- and 12-Month Follow-Up:
- Review of mental health assessments
- No cost to participate
- Transportation may be provided
U.S. Military Veterans between the ages of 18 to 65 may be eligible to participate if they do not have major medical or mental health
- Increase our understanding of Veteran suicide
- Share experiences so that other Veterans may benefit
- Receive up to $825 for your time
For more information contact:
Sharon Alter, MA, Clinical Research Coordinator,
Phone: (718) 584-9000 ext. 3786 Email: [email protected]
Philip Szeszko, Ph.D.
Teachers College Study on Veteran Family Resilience
VETERAN FAMILIES ARE NOT GETTING THE ATTENTION THEY DESERVE
JOIN US NOW
Veteran or civilian parents and their children (aged 11-17) are invited to participate in a study about how their families manage stress and difficult times. This paid study will award you $205 for three fully remote visits.
Unfortunately, there is just too little that is done for veteran families, and we are trying to change that.
Your time will translate into information that will be helpful for policy makers and health providers to consider with this important population. We want to make sure your needs are heard, and your efforts can MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
If you have any questions about our study and would like to speak to a team member, please email us at [email protected] or call us at (929)-266-5064.
Teachers College Columbia University,
A Graduate School of Education, Health & Psychology
Approved IRB Protocol #21-146