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VA Research celebrates 90 years of service to Veterans



   At a VA Research Week event at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., Dr. Katherine Blissit talks about her group's research findings with Dr. Alex Chiu of VA's national Office of Research and Development. The study concerned the use of benzodiazepines  in patients with PTSD.
At a VA Research Week event at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., Dr. Katherine Blissit talks about her group's research findings with Dr. Alex Chiu of VA's national Office of Research and Development. The study concerned the use of benzodiazepines in patients with PTSD.

At a VA Research Week event at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., Dr. Katherine Blissit talks about her group's research findings with Dr. Alex Chiu of VA's national Office of Research and Development. The study concerned the use of benzodiazepines in patients with PTSD.

A number of news outlets, including wn.com, joined VA in commemorating VA Research's 90th anniversary of providing innovative health care research aimed at improving Veterans' lives.

In a news feature, VA noted that Research Week 2015, which was celebrated May 18 - 22, highlighted current work supported by the Office of Research of Development nationwide, including studies designed to benefit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

VA research facilities also highlighted new developments in technology in fields such as brain imaging, DNA sequencing, and cell therapy—and discussed the value of the Million Veteran Program, one of the world's largest databases of health and genetic information.

"VA Research and Development plays a pivotal role in improving the health of Veterans," VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald was quoted as saying. "In addition, the advances in health care developed by VA have benefited millions of other Americans and patients worldwide."


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