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Head of National PTSD center based in Vt. retires

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont-based National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder located on the grounds of the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in White River Junction has a new executive director.

The center says that Dr. Matthew Friedman, who had served as executive director since the center's creation in 1989, has retired.

Paula Schnurr will serve as acting executive director while a nationwide search is conducted for a permanent replacement. Jessica Hamblen will serve as acting deputy executive director.

The National Center for PTSD, based out of White River Junction, focuses on research and education on the prevention, understanding and treatment of PTSD.

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