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Researchers identify genetic clues to most troubling PTSD symptomResearchers find genetic clues to PTSD symptom
A new genome-wide survey of 165,000 veterans identified eight regions of the genome associated with the re-experience of traumatic events. The report was published in the July 29 Journal of Nature Neuroscience.
The chaplaincy training program received Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accreditation. VA Connecticut is now one of 300 sites nationwide to offer this chaplaincy training.Chaplaincy Training Program receives accreditation
The chaplaincy training program received Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accreditation. VA Connecticut is now one of 300 sites nationwide to offer this chaplaincy training.
VA Video ConnectVA Video Connect
VA Video Connect connects veterans with their health care team from anywhere, using encryption to ensure a secure and private session. Veterans and providers jointly decide whether to use VA Video Connect.
June is Pride MonthPride Month 2019
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. VA welcomes all veterans and is committed to providing high-quality, respectful care for LGBT veterans and related identities, as well as their families.
Staff with the PRIME Center shared information about pain research studies.Celebrating VA Research
VA Research Week celebrated 94 years of VA research. “The Science of Hope” highlighted VA's history of outstanding research accomplishments that improved veterans’ lives and advanced America’s medical knowledge.
VA2K Walk and Roll is May 15 at noonJoin us for the 9th annual VA2K
Join us for the VA2K walk and roll on Wednesday, May 15 at noon at both campuses. The walk encourages you to live an active lifestyles while also accepting voluntary donations for homeless veterans.
Drs. Ismene Petrakis and Sandra Springer are co-principal investigators for the $40 million study.$40m awarded to study opioid addiction treatment
VA Connecticut researchers are leading a $40 million study that will compare two forms of buprenorphine to treat opioid disorder. The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis impacting veterans and civilians.
Veterans Day Poster contest deadline is April 1, 2019.2019 Veterans Day Poster Contest
Calling all artists! The 2019 National Veterans Day Poster Contest is underway. Each year the Veterans Day National Committee publishes a commemorative poster. "Service" is this year's theme. Deadline is April 1.
Local entries will be accepted through Feb. 28.Calling all artists
We're accepting entries in dance, art, poetry, music and creative writing for the National VA Creative Arts Festival. Active inpatients, outpatients and state Veterans Home residents must enter work at the local VA.
Help prevent veteran suicideHelp prevent veteran suicide
VA empowers communities to take action to support our nation’s Veterans. Each community across the country plays a role in supporting Veterans, but as an individual you may not know what to do or where to start.

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