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Birmingham VA celebrates new clinic with ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Birmingham VA Health Care System hosted an in-person and virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Birmingham East VA Clinic January 26, 2022, at 7901 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35210.

Birmingham VA East Clinic Ribbon Cutting

Veteran enhances eye recognition technology, pursues PhD

For Dustin Fast, developing an advanced eye recognition software, obtaining an award for his contributions and pursuing a doctorate degree are becoming a reality.

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Gadsden VA Clinic Nurse receives Alabama’s Highest Nursing Honor

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Birmingham VA Health Care System Licensed Practical Nurse Cindy Jones worked on the frontline risking her own safety to the help take care of Veterans living in the Gadsden community.

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Wrapping for America’s Warriors

Cherokee Bend Elementary School (CBES) students, teachers, and school leaders were excited to participate in their second annual ‘Wrapping for America's Warriors’ project.

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Get your COVID-19 booster before the holidays

Don’t let COVID-19 derail your holiday season and new year – get your booster today!

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Volunteers from Birmingham VA Health Care System help Veteran continue his passion

Navy Veteran, John Simpson has been gardening all his life, but since being diagnosed with his health condition, his mobility hasn’t been the same. Simpson was in need of a raised garden bed to continue his passion.

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Birmingham VA patient escort saves life, attributes his training and resilience

Ryan Davis, a member of Birmingham VA Health Care System (BVAHCS) Patient Escort Services, had just dropped off a Veteran at appointment check-in and was conversing with a medical center police officer when a stranger approached him in distress.

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Dell’Italia honored by VA for decades of research

Dr. Louis J. Dell’Italia, Research Associate Chief of Staff at the Birmingham VA Health Care System, is the recipient of the 2021 John B. Barnwell Award for outstanding achievement in clinical science research.

Dr. Louis J. Dell’Italia

Chen wins a VA Research Career Scientist Award

In 2016, Yabing Chen, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Birmingham VA Health Care System and professor of pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, received a prestigious VA Research Career Scientist Award that provided five years of salary.

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Birmingham VA Health Care System Veteran competes in 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Army Veteran and Birmingham native, WD Foster, participated in the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games that took place in New York City Aug. 7-14, 2021. This is Foster’s third time competing in the NVWG since being introduced to the event.

Birmingham VA Health Care System Veteran competes in 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games