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Chen wins VA AwardChen wins a VA Research Career Scientist Award
Yabing Chen, Ph.D., received a VA Senior Research Career Scientist Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Chen is the first researcher at BVAHCS to receive this highest honor for a non-physician scientist.
Dell’Italia honored by VA for decades of research excellenceDell’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.
Nurses at Birmingham VA Health Care System reunite Veteran with missing daughterNurses at BVAHCS reunite Veteran with daughter
Three nurses from the Birmingham VA Health Care System went above and beyond the call of duty when they encountered a young female outside the building that needed their help.
BVA Veteran competes in NVWGBVAHCS Veteran competes in 40th NVWG
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 solely for disabled military Veterans.
BVAHCS to implement new phone systemBVAHCS to implement new phone system
BVAHCS will begin changes to the current phone system for the medical center and all community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) beginning Tuesday, August 10, 2021 and will be fully implemented over the next few months.
Veteran benefits from SSVFVeteran benefits from BVAHCS's SSVF program grants
Recently, United Way’s Priority Veteran Program received $2,250,366 of grants through BVAHC's SSVF program. This program has helped thousands of Veterans get into homes, including Army Veteran, Emmanuel.
LGBT Veterans experience at VALGBT Veteran’s experience at Birmingham VA
Army Veteran, Alicia Cavaco, enlisted in the military during the time of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. It wasn’t until after her enlistment that she became a part of the LGBT community and began receiving care at the VA.
The future is in your genesThe future of medicine is in your genes.
BVAHCS is enrolling Veterans into the Million Veteran Program, a national research program that studies how differences in genes, lifestyle and military experiences affect Veterans' health and illnesses.
BVAHCS Listening SessionBVAHCS Listening Session with Stakeholders
The Birmingham VA Health Care System announced that it will hold a virtual listening session with stakeholders Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to hear from Veterans and the communities VA serves.
National VA Research WeekNational VA Research Week Presentation
Speaker Mark Roltsch, PhD, Health Science Officer at Washington D.C. Department of Veterans Affairs, presents Clinical Science and Biological Science Research Opportunities at the VA at 10:00am on May 20, 2021 via Zoom.

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