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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island

 

Celebrating PVAMC Research

Participants discuss the Exercise Training in Pulmonary Hypertension research project during Research Day at the Providence VAMC.

Dr. Alex Chiu, senior program manager with the VA Office of Research and Development, left, discusses the Exercise Training in Pulmonary Hypertension research project with researchers Richard Kue and Alexander Vang, right, during Research Day at the Providence VA Medical Center Friday, May 19, 2017. (Providence VA Medical Center photo by Winfield Danielson)

By Winfield S. Danielson III, Public Affairs Officer
Monday, July 3, 2017

The Providence VA Medical Center highlighted medical advancements and VA research during Research Day Friday, May 19. The event was part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' celebration of National VA Research Week.

This year’s theme for Research Week was "VA Research -- Bridging the Gap," which underscored the history of VA research accomplishments that have improved Veterans' lives and advanced American medicine.

Research Day at the Providence VAMC featured guest speakers, including keynote speaker Dr. Sharon Rounds, pulmonary/critical care physician, director of the VA Endothelial Injury and Repair: Cardiopulmonary Vascular Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence at the Providence VAMC, and professor of Medicine and of Laboratory and Pathology Medicine at Brown University. There were also poster presentations highlighting many of the more than 240 research projects at the Providence VAMC.

Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VA Medical Center, left, presents Dr. Sharon Rounds with a certificate from Congressman David Cicilline recognizing her for receiving the 2017 Trudeau Award from American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VA Medical Center, left, presents Dr. Sharon Rounds, pulmonary/critical care physician, and director of the VA Endothelial Injury and Repair: Cardiopulmonary Vascular Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence at the Providence VAMC, with a certificate from Congressman David Cicilline during Research Day, May 19, 2017, recognizing Dr. Rounds for receiving the 2017 Trudeau Award from American Thoracic Society. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in the prevention and treatment of lung disease. (Providence VA Medical Center photo by Winfield Danielson)

"The innovations VA researchers develop advance health care not only for Veterans, but for all Americans," said Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VAMC. "The future of medicine is determined by the research we do today, and we are proud of the VA researchers, staff and Veteran research volunteers who will ensure that future Veterans continue to receive the excellence of care they have earned through their service and sacrifice."

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