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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island


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Photo of the Stronger Together Hope Bracelet.Women Veterans: Stronger Together
“This project is very close to my heart, as I’ve experienced first-hand the help that the caring people of the Veterans Crisis Line provide,” said Mitchell. “It made a dramatic difference for me.”
Photo of Dr. Sharon Rounds meeting with a Veteran patient at the Providence VA Medical Center Nov. 1, 2018.PVAMC Physician and Researcher Honored
A distinguished researcher on pulmonary circulation, Rounds supported the ATS Foundation’s efforts to advance the careers of promising young investigators, chairing the committee that selects grant recipients.
Veteran Suicide Prevention Discussion panel at the Providence VA Medical Center Jan. 24, 2019.Suicide Prevention Discussion Panel
"We want to enroll as many at-risk Veterans as possible, but we also want to equip communities to help Veterans get the right care, wherever they need it," said Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VAMC.
Andree H. Cobb, knitted and crocheted 55 hats and 66 scarves for homeless Veterans in 2018. Her son Paul A. Cobb, is a registered nurse with the Mental Health Service, and works out of the VA Clinic in New Bedford, Mass. (Photo courtesy of Paul A. Cobb)Hand-Made Hats for Homeless Vets
Andree and William were married for 64 years, raising four children When William passed away in 2016, Andree found herself without many of the roles that had played central parts in her life, such as wife and caregiver.
Dr. Linda Resnik, center, a career research scientist at the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service’s Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology meets with research team members.Upper Limb Amputation Study of Women Veterans
"Women are more likely to reject or abandon upper limb prostheses, in part due to dissatisfaction with devices and a lack of appropriately gendered prostheses," said Dr. Linda Resnik about the study.
Army Veteran Anthony Berard receives a flu vaccination from Fern Maratta, a nursing resident with the Providence VA Medical Center’s Post Baccalaureate Nurse Resident program, Friday, Sept. 14, during Operation Stand Down Rhode Island’s Stand Down Weekend at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland, R.I.Providence VAMC at Stand Down Weekend
“Our sincere thanks to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island for organizing and hosting Stand Down Weekend every year,” said Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VA Medical Center.
Dr. Timothy Mariano, left, a researcher with CfNN, and Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, associate director of CfNN, show equipment used for the research.tDCS Studied for Low Back Pain
"This was a small study, so the results need to be replicated ... but there is encouraging potential here," said lead author Dr. Timothy Mariano, a researcher with the VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology.
Photo of service dog.Help Stop Service Dog Fraud
“When untrained pets posing as service dogs behave badly, it can affect attitudes toward people who truly need assistance dogs,” said Stephanne Proske, patient experience officer of the Providence VA Medical Center.
Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, associate director of the VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, left, and Dr. Armin Zand Vakili, a psychiatry resident, demonstrate using an electroencephalogram to record brain activity with Hannah Swearingen, a health science specialist.Mindfulness Study for Chronic Pain
“This work is an important step towards improving outcomes of ... mind-body interventions, by helping to understand how they work ...” said Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology.
Dr. Robert Parker, a surgeon at the Providence VA Medical Center, center, performs surgery at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Robert Parker)Serving in Providence and Africa
“I went to medical school because I wanted to deliver health care to populations without it,” said Parker. “Medicine is a calling and I’ve seen how it can change the life of an individual, and entire communities, too.”

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