June 16, 2011

Three HSR&D Researchers Awarded Best Abstract At AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

The VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) was well-represented at the recent 2011 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. In total, three abstracts by VA HSR&D investigators were included among the 21 award winners. Awardees are selected from the entire field of all qualifying research papers submitted in response to AcademyHealth's Call for Papers. In addition, a separate review committee considers all 21 category-based winners, and selects three as "Best Overall Abstract" awardees—one of these was also by a VA HSR&D investigator.

AcademyHealth is the professional organization for health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners, and is a non-partisan informational resource for health services research and policy. The ARM offers VA HSR&D investigators an annual forum in which to present their research to, and intersect with, over 3,000 attendees from government, private industry, and academia.