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Research

A researcher at VA Boston is busy in the lab 

VISN 1 is a leader in VA research to improve the health of America's veterans.

VISN 1 facilities work with some of the nation's most respected academic research centers.  This work has helped increase our knowledge of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, liver disease, and many other illnesses.  

Total research funding awarded to VISN 1 investigators is among the highest in VA. Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) + expenditures have increased from $146 million in fiscal year 2007 to $199 million fiscal year 2014.

Research News

 
Proteogenomics: Researching Cancer with more Certainty  

BOSTON, Mass.—
VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) announced today that the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC), a coordinating center of the VA Cooperative Studies Program, is now sharing medical data from consented cancer patients with the Applied Proteogenomics Organizational Learning and Outcomes (APOLLO) program. 

Dr. Michel Rose and Jess Jordan, caring for cancer patients at West Have CT VA Medical Center

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BOSTON, Mass.
–  Director of All of Us Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, National Institutes of Health, Eric Dishman, met with Scientific Director, Boston CSPEC & MVP and Director, Boston Population Genomics Center, Dr. Christopher J. O’Donnell and members of the Veteran’s Administration Precision Oncology and Million Veteran Programs at the New England VA Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Medical Campus November 16, 2016.  Dishman received an update on the program and visited the, soon-to-be, world’s largest biorepository, a lab that now contains records and blood samples from over 525,000 Veteran donors. 

Left to Right: Christopher O'Donnell, Eric Dishman
(Left to Right: Christopher J. O’Donnell, Eric Dishman, photograph by Kathryn Bienfang)