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The 2021 National VA Research Week took place on May 17–21. The VA Office of Research and Development encourages Veterans, Veterans Service Organizations, VA employees, and other stakeholders to learn more about the significant role VA Research plays in improving Veterans' health and welfare. Did you know that VA researchers were part of the innovative teams that developed effective treatments for tuberculosis, invented the CAT scan, and performed the first-ever liver transplant? Cutting-edge research is going on today stronger than ever at VA medical centers nationwide. VA Research is “One Team, One Mission,” working to improve Veterans’ lives.  

During the 2021 National VA Research Week, we highlighted some of our exceptional researchers who work tirelessly to improve the lives of #Veterans and all Americans. If you missed our 30-minute Virtual Research Week Awards Ceremony, you can view it here.

If you are interested in a more in-depth look at the scientific achievements of our award-winning researchers, the VA Research Week Awardees Symposium is archived here.


Rachel B. Ramoni, D.M.D., Sc.D

"Research Week is a great time to highlight our extraordinary research achievements and innovations."

Rachel B. Ramoni, D.M.D., Sc.D
Chief Research and Development Officer

Memo to the Field



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