Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Veterans Corner

December 9, 2012

Some veterans continue to serve nation as research participants


MVP related discoveries also promise to advance the field of personalized medicine, which aims to tailor medical care based on people’s individual genetic profiles. Personalized medicine is expected to yield more effective treatments and reduce costs, given its emphasis on prevention.

Veterans privacy and confidentiality are top priorities in MVP, as in all VA research. Extreme measures are taken to protect MVP participants personal information, including secure storage of data and samples, using a bar code system. Researchers approved for access to MVP data, do not receive the name, date of birth, social security number, or address of participating Veterans.

Furthermore, authorized researchers conduct their analysis only within the VA’s secure, centralized computing environment known as GenISIS (Genomic Information System for Integrated Science). If you feel as though participating on a voluntary basis is worthwhile, visit www.research.va.gov/MVP

Local event

The Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the National Vietnam War Museum is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. For more information contact the museum at (940) 325-4003, Jim Messinger at (940) 452-1470 or Jim Vines at (940) 445-0734. Also watch for information in local newspapers.

Speak to you again next week.

Jim Vines is commander of AmVets Post 133 in Mineral Wells.

Text Only
Veterans Corner
Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index

Click on a photo to view our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read