On May 17th, the Boise VA Research Department, with the help of the Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation (IVREF), celebrated National VA Research Week 2017.
The department hosted guest and keynote speaker Dr. Holly Krull, a Merit Review Program Manager for the VA Office of Research Development.
The day featured both individual morning conferences with Boise VA clinicians and current scientific staff, as well as multiple break-out sessions in the afternoon with SCRD, RRD, HSRD and BLRD. The focuses were on merit review funding opportunities and current merit review submissions.
The lunch session began with Mr. Wood, VAMC Director, welcoming Dr. Krull and the seminar attendants followed by Dr. Stevens, as the Acting Chief of Staff for Research, introducing the keynote speaker and presenting her with a Certification of Recognition for her efforts coming to the Boise VA.
John Huffman, VA Program Specialist, received a desktop Research Innovation Recognition for his outstanding efforts creating Research Office System Application (ROSA), a compliance program used by the Research Department at the Boise VA as well as three other VAs currently.
The day was a great success. The attendance was greater than anticipated, and the participants were outwardly appreciative of the information gleaned from the seminar.