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VA National Academic Affiliations Council

The Veterans Affairs National Academic Affiliations Council will provide a forum for joint planning and coordination between VA and the nation's health professions schools and universities.

Dr. Jordan J. Cohen will chair the VA National Academic Affiliations Council. A professor of medicine and public health at the George Washington University, Cohen has served VA in numerous roles over the years, most recently as chairman of the Blue Ribbon Panel on VA-Medical School Affiliations. Establishing a permanent advisory committee, with a broad membership across the health professions, was one of more than 50 recommendations of this blue ribbon panel.

The new 14-member VA advisory committee will advise the Secretary and Under Secretary for Health on ways to further enhance what has become the largest public-private partnership in VA’s history and a cornerstone of American health professions education.

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