2013 WJB Dorn VAMC Research Day Event - Columbia VA Health Care System
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Columbia VA Health Care System


2013 WJB Dorn VAMC Research Day Event

May 6, 2013

Dorn VA Medical Center to host National VA Research Week Event



COLUMBIA, SC—William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center officials announced today a Research Day event will be held May 14 as part of the National VA Research Week observance.

"VA research benefits Veterans and the nation by moving medical science forward," said K. Sue Haddock, Ph.D., the medical center's Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development.  "VA researchers have played key roles in developing devices and techniques that revolutionized health care – such as the cardiac pacemaker, the CAT scan, and liver and kidney transplants.  Today, the VA is a leader in many areas of research.”

The Veterans Administration conducts biomedical, rehabilitation, clinical, and health services research, and multi-center clinical trials at more than 100 medical centers across the country.  Researchers at Dorn VA Medical Center are involved in studies about the treatment and prevention of cancer, hypertension, cardiac failure, renal disease, metabolic imbalances, and PTSD.

The Research Day event will be held at the Dorn VA Medical Center Auditorium and all Veterans, Veteran Service Organizations, government officials, community affiliates, partners, academia, and the public are invited to attend. 

Research poster presentations will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the formal program kicking off at 1 p.m. with keynote speaker Dr. Sara J. Knight, Deputy Director of VA Health Services Research & Development from Washington, D.C.

            For more information contact Rafael Fernandez (803) 776-4000, extension 6825 at the Dorn VA Research and Development Office.