Pioneering Research

VA Researchers Develop Identification Models for Patients with Cancer

Researchers from the Veterans Affairs Health Care System are using natural language processing to identify and classify patients. Specifically, researchers are using the natural language processing (NLP) models to identify patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer...

Fuel to Mars

Durham VA Health Care System investigators Tim Hammond, Holly Birdsall, and Pat Allen have just finished loading a science experiment on the rocket for the NASA Artemis 1 mission, due to launch on August 29, 2022. This study is funded by a NASA grant administered by...

PHASeR Program

Sanford Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have teamed up to offer genetic testing to current VA health care system patients at no cost to the patient. We want to help your doctor find appropriate medications for a number of common health concerns,...

Changing ideas and innovating – Maureane Hoffman

Maureane Hoffman, professor of pathology at Duke University School of Medicine, has spent the past 30 years studying bleeding disorders and the cellular mechanisms of hemostasis, or the stoppage of blood flow. More recently, she has focused on the relationships among...

Jean Beckham and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Clinical psychologist Jean Beckham has spent her career working with patients experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is now contributing to the critical work of supporting the mental and physical health of veterans. A Senior VA Research Career...

What do the brain and the intestines have in common?

What do the brain and the intestines have in common? Gastroenterologist Rodger Liddle and his laboratory are focused on this question as they study the role of enteroendocrine cells (EECs) in the intestines. EECs not only sense what is inside the intestines and...

Duke researchers studying infected people to find treatment for coronavirus

A Duke University research team is studying people who have been infected with the new coronavirus to find a treatment for COVID-19. The team, led by Chris Woods, a professor of infectious diseases at Duke and the chief of infectious diseases at the Durham VA Health...
Fuel to Mars

Fuel to Mars

Durham VA Health Care System investigators Tim Hammond, Holly Birdsall, and Pat Allen have just finished loading a science experiment on the rocket for the NASA Artemis 1 mission, due to launch on August 29, 2022. This study is funded by a NASA grant administered by...

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PHASeR Program

PHASeR Program

Sanford Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have teamed up to offer genetic testing to current VA health care system patients at no cost to the patient. We want to help your doctor find appropriate medications for a number of common health concerns,...

read more
Changing ideas and innovating – Maureane Hoffman

Changing ideas and innovating – Maureane Hoffman

Maureane Hoffman, professor of pathology at Duke University School of Medicine, has spent the past 30 years studying bleeding disorders and the cellular mechanisms of hemostasis, or the stoppage of blood flow. More recently, she has focused on the relationships among...

read more

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