NeTReF Going Strong,  Welcomes New Fellows


VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School would like to announce the acceptance of two new post-doctoral research fellows to the 2019-2020 Neuropsychiatry Translational Research Fellowship (NeTReF) program. The NeTReF trains junior investigators from a variety of disciplines in innovative research methodologies that address intersections between stress and brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and commonly co-occurring psychiatric, substance abuse and medical disorders. Additional applications for the 2019-2020 NeTReF program will be accepted through March of 2019. For information on how to apply, click here.

Byung Kim, MD, is a graduate of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, with a B.A. in Psychology, Emperor’s College, Santa Monica, CA, with a Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, and St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada.  He is currently a PGY-IV resident in the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency and Pathways to Research Programs. Dr Kim plans to focus his research on the underlying neurobiological mechanisms by which acupuncture may treat pain and anxiety in Veteran smokers and non-smokers with chronic pain and PTSD.

Travis Evans (PhD pending) is a graduate of the University of Texas, Tyler, TX, with a BS in Psychology, and University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, with a Masters in Clinical Psychology/Adult Psychopathology.  He is currently completing his internship in Clinical Psychology at VA Boston Healthcare System in affiliation with Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Dr Evans plans to combine psychophysiology and neuroimaging techniques to characterize the neurobiological mechanisms underlying approach, avoidance, and reward-related behavior as manifest transdiagnostically in PTSD and comorbid anxiety and addiction disorders.