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Research Week

What is Research Week?

Research Week is an annual event sponsored by the VA Office of Research & Development, with individual VA facilities hosting their own local events in conjunction with the national office. The Minneapolis VA Research Week event usually consists of a keynote address followed by short talks or poster sessions, featuring work conducted by Minneapolis investigators and their study teams. This page will be updated for current year Research Week activities as they are planned. Links below will provide access to presentations from this year's (or last year's) Research Week keynote and other sessions.

Research Week 2022

Research Week 2022 promotional image featuring several local investigators in a conference session

National VA Research Week theme: "Science in Service of Veterans"

2022 Research Week program booklet

Oral Presentations - Tuesday May 10, 12:00-1:30 PM

Time Presentation
12:00 "The Sex-Dependent Role of Lateral Hypothalamus Orexin Neurons in Learning and Memory"
Brianna Pomonis, Vijaya Mavanji, Catherine Kotz
12:15 "Provider perceptions of a therapeutically-applied role-playing game"
Alex Curland, Seth Disner, Allison Battles, Thomas Quinlan
12:30 "Comparison of Comfort and Patient Preference of Common and a Novel Ultrasound-Guided Carpal Tunnel Injection Positions"
Margaret Crosby, David Balser, Willis Schuerger, Kersten Schwanz, Alexander Senk, Luke Walters, Sarah Weyrauch, Corey Wheelock
12:45 "Graded Motor Imagery for Persons with Amputations: A Scoping Review"
Kierra Falbo, Hannah Phelan, Dawn Hackman, Rebecca Vogsland, Tonya Rich
1:00 "Arouse, Don't Awaken: Treating Trauma-Related Nightmares with a Wearable Device"
Nicholas Davenport, Mary Evans-Lindquist, Rebecca Hiltner, Christopher Prementine, J. Kent Werner

Oral sessions were held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Teams recording link: Click to watch recorded meeting (1 hour 20 minutes; available to VA authenticated users only)

Keynote Address - Thursday May 12, 12:00-1:30 PM

Keynote address: Dr. Kristine E. Ensrud, MD, MPH - "A Research and Mentoring Career Journey: Lessons Learned Along the Way". Featuring introductory remarks from Dr. Hanna Bloomfield, and presentation of the 2022 Frank Lederle Paper of the Year Award.

Keynote session was held in the main auditorium and streamed live virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Teams recording link: Click to watch recorded meeting (1 hour 30 minutes; available to VA authenticated users only)

Poster Session - Thursday May 12, 2:00-4:00 PM

Poster presentation session was held on the 2nd floor atrium (2P-126, former surgical waiting area).

Individual research posters presented at this year's event will be made available to Minneapolis VA personnel on the VA network drive after the conclusion of the event.

Past Research Week activities

(No Research Week was held in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions)