APA Science Hosts VA Research Meeting

Science GRO’s Heather Kelly and colleagues briefed over forty Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research coalition member organizations on coalition advocacy activities.
On January 20th, the Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research coalition (FOVA) held its annual member briefing at APA Headquarters.  Science GRO’s Heather Kelly and colleagues on the FOVA Executive Committee briefed over forty FOVA member organizations on coalition advocacy activities, focusing on FY11 research program appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), upcoming Capitol Hill meetings with Members of Congress on VA committees, and the VA-sponsored Research Week in April.  Also on hand to talk with representatives of the VA research community were Joel Kupersmith, MD (Chief, VA Office of Research and Development) and Kim Lipsky, Deputy Staff Director for the Senate
Veterans Affairs’ Committee (Democratic majority).