• VA Launches Scott Hannon Initiative for Precision Mental Health

    Precision medicine is an approach which aims to tailor disease prevention and treatment by taking into account differences in an individual’s clinical, lifestyle, genetic, and biomarker information. Within mental health care, precision medicine is in its infancy.

  • Prestigious VA scientific honor bears name of former VA medical director

    Today, the William S. Middleton Award (Middleton Award) is the highest honor presented by the Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service in VA’s Office of Research and Development. Established in 1960, the annual award honors senior VA biomedical research scientists for their outstanding achievements in biomedical and bio-behavioral research relevant to the health care of Veterans.

  • Air Force Veteran a leader in VA research on traumatic brain injury

    I have had a series of mentors over the years. Air Force Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound, took me on my first flight in an F100F fighter in 1958. Air Force Colonel Henry Godman, a pilot in the first full squadron to fly the B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II and later the head of Strategic Air Command, taught me to fly a propeller AC.

  • VA grants first diversity, equity, inclusion research awards

    The executive order notes, "Each federal agency must assess whether, and to what extent, its programs and policies perpetuate systemic barriers to opportunities and benefits for people of color and other underserved groups."

  • COVID-19 testing: VA studying 3D-printed nasal swabs to guard against future declines in traditional swabs

    VA researchers are studying the safety and effectiveness of 3D-printed nasal swabs, in case of another urgent nationwide need to test patients for COVID-19 or other infectious diseases.

  • 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 genetics program aims to increase mental health treatments for Veterans

    Leaders of the Million Veteran Program (MVP) are addressing this gap through a new initiative called MVP MIND. It will survey 50,000 new participants with serious mental health conditions about their experiences. MVP officials believe such efforts will lead to more powerful research into these issues and better treatments.

  • VA Researchers Who Served: Dr. Matthew Kinnard

    When I reported to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1959, as good fortune would have it, the placement officer noticed that I had earned a master’s degree in biology and offered me the chance to work in a lab designed to conduct Army research.

  • Studying sleep problems that affect Veterans

    Neurologist specializes in treating sleep disorders. Program aims to understand sleep and the impact that poor sleep can have on the brain and body. And how sleep is affected by TBI and PTSD.

  • COVID-19 Research Volunteer: Dr. Sabrina Clark

    At the same time, Clark encourages all African Americans and other minorities to stay informed about developments related to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

  • VA participates in trials for COVID-19 vaccines

    Surveys have shown that many Americans are skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics that are being tested in clinical trials. Here is VA’s perspective on the integrity of the trials.

  • Veterans help VA fight COVID-19

    VA is a leader in medical research that helps Veterans and all Americans. We're also part of the national research effort to find treatments for COVID-19.

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