WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Country Singer and Veteran Stephen Cochran, VA Researchers and Special Guests Converge for 2011 VA Research Forum Event in Washington DC
The Department of Veterans Affairs has designated May 2 – 6, 2011 as Research Week. This year's theme, "Discovery and Collaboration for Exceptional Health Care," celebrates two crucial elements of VA research: dedicated follow-through on important research findings to optimize medical therapies for Veterans and others; and vital research and care collaborations between VA and academic institutions, other government agencies, and health-related industry.
In addition to Research Week activities nationwide at VA medical centers and partner organizations, on May 5 at VA Central Office in Washington, DC, distinguished speakers will present their perspectives on VA's achievements in health research. Presenters will include several Veterans, as well as Drs. Petzel and Kupersmith; VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich; and Deputy Under Secretary for Policy and Services Madhulika Agarwal, MD, MPH. Guest speakers will include Ann C. Bonham, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer with the AAMC; Colonel Greg Gadson, Army Wounded Warrior Program Commander; E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Gregg Zoroya, USA Today reporter; and Stephen Cochran, Veteran and country music singer-songwriter, who will moderate a panel of Veterans discussing their participation in VA research.
Information about Research Week activities being held at VA Central Office and across the country is available at http://www.research.va.gov/researchweek.
For more information please visit www.va.gov
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SOURCE The Department of Veterans Affairs