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Keep up-to-date with the latest information about current events in the Durham VA Health Care System. From central to eastern North Carolina, Durham VA Staff members are doing innovative work on behalf of Veterans. Catch stories on the latest research, technology, and human interest stories that concern you, the Veteran. Also, read interesting features on some of the incredible stories of Veterans.

Durham VA, DUSON Celebrated Nurse Practitioner Residents' Completion of Residency Program

The Durham VA Health Care System and the Duke University School of Nursing presented the "Nurse Practitioner Residency Quality Improvement Presentations and Residency Completion" event on October 22 in the Pearson Building; a virtual option was available.

DUSON Nurse Practitioners

Sticking it Out: Acupuncture Helps Veteran Beat Addiction

The best way to reduce downtime when ill is to avoid becoming sick. VA adopted several initiatives through its Whole Health wellness program, using a variety of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) practices designed to keep people well, in addition to supporting recuperation and healing.

Wavey and Edna

Nurse Practitioner Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Lisa Sanford, a nurse practitioner, and primary care provider at the Clayton-East Raleigh VA Clinic, was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

Lisa Sanford

Still Soldiers! Durham VA Police Join the Norwegian Foot March

On June 17th and 18th, 2021, Durham VA Health Care System (DVAHCS) VA Police Officers participated in the Norwegian Foot March as an outreach effort with soldiers from Fort Bragg’s 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion-Enhanced (50th ESB-E).


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On May 10, 2021, Dr. William Yancy, a research associate at the Durham VA Health Care System Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) was awarded the HSR&D Award for Best Research Paper for 2020.

Dr. William Yancy