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Research for Women Veterans

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Participate in VA Research

Women have traditionally been underrepresented in medical research, leading to gaps in biomedical knowledge.  By volunteering to participate in VA research efforts like those listed below, women Veterans can make a difference.

  • Million Veteran Program - VA is studying how genes affect health and needs more women Veterans to participate.
  • VA’s National PTSD Brain Bank Collaborates with PINK Concussions Group
  • The Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study (VE-HEROeS) is a large-scale survey study on the health and well-being of Vietnam-era Veterans.  Approximately 54,000 scientifically selected individuals, including Vietnam-era Veterans and a comparison group of similarly aged Americans without military experience, have been invited to participate.  Currently 39 percent of Veterans and 61 percent of the general U.S. population have returned their surveys.  We strongly encourage invited women Veterans and civilians to participate if you have not already responded!  More participation means more data for researchers to learn about the current health of Vietnam-era Veterans, and more knowledge to help VA care for these Veterans.
  • VA, Boston University, and the Concussion Legacy Foundation have partnered to form the Brain Bank to allow research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other brain diseases.  Learn more and make a pledge to join the brain donation registry.
  • Tango to help Parkinson’s research - This study will research if and how two different types of partnered dance (adaptive tango) affect brain activity in people with and without Parkinson’s disease.
  • Service dogs for Veterans with PTSD - This study is to determine how Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are helped by a service dog versus an emotional support dog.
  • The VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) mission is to improve the quality of life of Veterans and others with hearing and balance problems through clinical research, technology development, and education that leads to better patient care.  They are currently looking for research participants for numerous studies.
VA Reports and Research
Special Volumes Resources comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.  Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.  Please contact your local library to obtain the full-text of any of these references.

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