It has been difficult for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers to recruit enough women to get statistically valid results in biological and medical research. Women veterans are needed to participate in the Million Veteran Program (MVP). The goal of MVP is to enable genomic discoveries that can translate to improvements in the healthcare of Veterans. So far, only 8 percent of MVP enrollees are women. The goal is to increase the number to at least 11 percent in order to have enough women involved for the results to be statistically valid. Enrolling is simple. Visit the interactive map of all VA sites that are currently enrolling and then either schedule an appointment by calling 866-441-6075 or just walk in to a local MVP clinic to participate. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog and visit the MVP webpage.
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