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Last modified: February 12, 2013, 5:12 PM
In 2009, Dean Marilyn Flynn and Dr. Anthony Hassan founded the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work to improve the lives of veterans and their families.
CIR endeavors to strengthen the transition of veterans and their families into the community. Through four pillars—research, innovation, education/training and partnerships —CIR informs policymakers, trains providers, builds community networks and capacity, and drives applied research toward improving the lives of community-dwelling veterans and their families, with an emphasis on promising interventions that have broad applicability and scalability. With the help of its many partners and collaborators, CIR works to increase the capacity and competency of behavioral healthcare providers by informing and developing innovative education and training, and conducting research that directly addresses the transitions of military-impacted populations.