• VA biomedical engineer a pioneer in prosthetics technology

    Childress helped pioneer the myoelectric control system—a technology that applies electrical signals from muscles to activate prosthetic limbs.

  • Desert Storm Veteran in new battle with prostate cancer

    Today at age 56, Atkinson is fighting another battle—this time a case of aggressive prostate cancer. Thanks to treatment at the VA Portland Health Care System, his condition has improved dramatically in recent months through precision oncology—the molecular profiling of tumors to identify targetable alterations that can be treated therapeutically. Most recently, his PSA level had plummeted to 0.2, after a high of 115 in December.

  • COVID-19 Research Volunteer: Army Veteran Jeremy Wheeler

    Wheeler is a combat Veteran who served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division as a military intelligence specialist. He received two Army Commendation Medals for his service in Iraq. He says he spent more time on deployment than he did stateside at his duty station in Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

  • VA Researchers Who Served: Dr. Bertrand Huber

    Dr. Bertrand Huber, an Army Veteran, is the director of the PTSD Brain Bank at the VA Boston Healthcare System. His research focuses on the relationship between traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases, with a primary interest in how the brain clears damaged proteins after injury.

  • Army Veteran offers feedback to researchers on makeup of studies

    McGrane has participated in two studies that were aimed at better understanding the impact of traumatic brain injury. He experienced a TBI in a 2005 roadside bombing in Iraq.

  • VA Researchers Who Served: James Joseph

    I am inspired by President John F. Kennedy, who said, “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” That is a foundation I have believed in my whole life.

  • VA Researchers Who Served: Dr. Molly Klote

    Dr. Mary (Molly) Klote, an Army Veteran, is the director of the Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education in VA’s Office of Research and Development. Previously, as an active-duty Army colonel with 30 years of service, she oversaw all human research policy, education, and compliance for the Army through the office of the Army surgeon general.

  • Charles Beckwith: The Father of Delta Force

    Colonel Charles Beckwith was a Special Forces officer who founded the secretive special operations unit known as Delta Force.

  • U.S. Army Veteran says Bay Pines VA helped regain her life

    U.S. Army Gulf War Veteran Karen Jones credits the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System for getting her back on her feet after battling homelessness in 2012. Jones said “starting my life over at 47 was tough.”

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Lanny G. Asepermy

    Army Veteran Lanny G. Aspermy was one of the first Native Americans to serve in Vietnam.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Scott Sullivan

    U.S. Army Physician Assistant Scott Sullivan served from 1997 to 2006 and took part in Operation Song.

  • VA – More than a “best place to work” ranking

    Who decides the “best places to work”? Employees who walk […]

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