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VA has cured 100,000 Veterans of Hepatitis C

As World Hepatitis Day is marked nationwide this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reached a significant milestone, having cured more than 100,000 Veterans of chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), establishing VA as a global leader in the diagnosis and treatment of HCV. HCV infection can lead to advanced liver disease (ALD), […]

VA announces upcoming awards of more than $400M in grants to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Thousands of low-income Veterans and their eligible family members will continue to have access to crucial homelessness services as a result of $426 million in grants to be awarded under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This funding includes $62 million in new SSVF awards that support outreach, […]

VA, DeepMind develop machine learning system to predict life-threatening disease before it appears

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in partnership with DeepMind Health, published results in the July 31 edition of Nature, on the development of an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can forecast a deadly kidney disease in advance. In keeping with VA’s efforts to help improve the lives of Veterans through research and innovation, the breakthrough […]

VA achieves critical milestone in its Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently transferred the health records of 23.5 million Veterans to a Cerner Corp. data center, setting the stage for the records to be processed this summer in support of VA’s and Department of Defense’s (DoD) common electronic health record solution. This initial data migration phase of VA’s Electronic Health […]

VA enhances research and education efforts related to airborne hazards and burn pit exposure with newly restructured research hub

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently established the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) as part of its ongoing efforts to improve health care for Veterans. “VA is addressing Veterans concerns about the health effects of airborne hazards and burn pit exposure,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Establishing this program […]

VA researchers receive nation’s top award for early career scientists

On July 26, four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers at the beginning of their independent research careers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. […]

VA releases Benefits Administration’s 3rd quarter benefits performance results

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Undersecretary for Benefits, Dr. Paul R. Lawrence, reported on his organization’s performance for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 in a livestream broadcast today. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides disability, education, and other forms of benefits earned through military service. “Being open and transparent about how VBA […]

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

July 20, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Navy Veteran Neil Armstrong, and Air Force Veterans Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins manned the mission. The National Air and Space Museum displayed full-motion projection-mapping artwork and archival footage on the Washington Monument. The show, “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon”, included […]

39th National Veterans Wheelchair Games Showcases Veteran Athletic Spirit

More than 600 military Veterans from across the country, Puerto Rico and Great Britain are in Louisville, Kentucky this week to compete in the 39th National Veterans Wheelchair Games (Wheelchair Games) being held July 11-16. The Wheelchair Games, co-presented each year by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), is […]