• Air Force Veteran among 10 new awardees in VA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research program

    Flake is a research scientist at the VA North Texas Health Care System, where he tries to improve services for Veterans who have collided with the criminal justice system by focusing on rehabilitation needs and barriers. He’s leading a project in which health care providers and formerly incarcerated Veterans collaborate to identify priority goals including employment, housing, and substance use treatment.

  • Veteran disability payments led to fewer hospitalizations

    In 2001, VA made diabetes a presumptive condition for disability compensation. Veterans who served with "boots on the ground" in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos during the Vietnam war were eligible. The decision was based on an Institute of Medicine report that found a possible association between exposure to Agent Orange and diabetes.

  • Survey uncovers family perceptions on end-of-life care for Veterans

    When asked about the overall quality of care HBPC-enrolled Veterans received during the last 30 days of life, 53% of family members gave an overall rating of "excellent," using the Bereaved Family Survey (BFS).

  • VA joins alliance to boost access to ‘decentralized’ clinical trials

    Well-designed and rigorous clinical trials are the gold standard for providing evidence of a medical treatment’s safety and effectiveness. They are the basis for FDA approval of new drugs and medical devices.

  • For VA’s Brandy Wade, making science straightforward is a mission and passion

    Today, Wade is a technology transfer specialist for the Technology Transfer Program (TTP), part of VA’s Office of Research and Development. She also cofounded and directs Science for Georgia, nonprofit organization.

  • VA, non-VA cardiac rehab provide similar benefits

    VA and non-VA cardiac rehabilitation programs offer similar benefits, found a VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) study.

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