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Some CHOIR Creatives Club members gathered to paint and sculpt together, some at the Bedford VA Medical Center and others at the Boston location (shown digitally joining on the laptop screen).CHOIR staff express identity in new art club
Researchers and staff from the new CHOIR Creatives Club are working with the center’s DEI Change Team to create an Identity-themed art exhibit to promote relationship building, inclusivity, and employee wellbeing.
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CHOIR is happy to welcome our Evans Student Scholars and Summer Research Program interns. Interns will learn about health services research over the course of the program.
Attitudes and Intentions of US Veterans Regarding COVID-19 VaccinationJAMA Network Open article covered by media
New research from CHOIR has been covered by U.S. News and World Report. The research, published in JAMA Network Open, reports on Veteran intentions of being vaccinated for COVID-19 and attitudes regarding the vaccine.
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VA HSR&D “Research Impacts” feature focuses on Center for Evaluating Patient-Centered Care's (EPCC) partnered evaluation work advancing the Whole Health System of Care across VA.
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CHOIR will be participating in Boston University School of Medicine Evans Student Scholars (EES) summer internship program. This training program is for medical students from under-represented groups.
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A new HSR&D “Research Impacts” piece features the work of Christine W. Hartmann, PhD, a Research Career Scientist at CHOIR. Dr. Hartmann co-directs a national center to improve nursing home care.
magnifying glassJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
A Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Special Issue highlights work from CHOIR investigators. This issue will help researchers, healthcare, and policy decision-makers understand the optimal uses of CIH.
Dr HartmannCareer Scientist Award
Christine W. Hartmann, PhD has received a Research Career Scientist Award. This designation is awarded to established investigators who have distinguished themselves through scientific achievements in VA.
Rani Elwy, PhDElwy Featured in VA Research Currents
Dr. Rani Elwy, a health psychologist and health services researcher at CHOIR, was featured in VA Research Currents for research on communicating large-scale adverse events and close partnership with VA operations.
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CHOIR announces a new partnered evaluation initiative, the EMPIRIC QUERI. This initiative is working to improve VA’s electronic health record modernization process, led by Seppo Rinne, MD, PhD and George Sayre.

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