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Houston VA Hospital Selected as Women’s Health Research Center

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The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston was recently selected as a Women’s Health Practice-Based Research Network Member Site by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Women’s Health Research Network focuses on women’s health research. Through this consortium the VA will develop and train health care providers focused on women’s issues as well as develop new research techniques toward women’s care.

A top priority of the Women Veterans Health Care Network will be to ensure all eligible female veterans who request care are able to receive it in a timely manner with the most modern equipment and technology at a level equal to that provided to male veterans.

The VA strives to be a national leader in the provision of health care for women, thereby raising the standard of care for all women.

Women are the fastest growing group among veterans. They currently comprise 13% of the total U.S. Armed Forces.

“We believe our participation in the VA Women’s Health Practice-Based Research Network will result in improved health and health care for our women Veterans,” said Rola El-Serag, M.D., Women’s Health Center medical director.

El-Serag received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and is also an assistant professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located at 2002 Holcombe Blvd, in Houston.

For more information please visit http://www.houston.va.gov.