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Newsletter and News Briefs Archive

NFFRE ReCurrent Newsletter

News Briefs Archive

Paige Webb, NFFRE Operations Manager, Wins Award for Excellence  <>  Paige Webb earned the Best Practice and Innovation Award from the National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF).  NAVREF awardees are nominated by their peers for demonstrating excellence in support of research and education for Veterans. Paige earned the award for myriad contributions. She significantly reduced the time it takes for studies to begin with an improved system for meeting privacy and information security requirements.  She also made the NFFRE website a valuable repository of helpful resources for researchers. Her dependability, efficiency, and incredible attention to detail make Paige a valuable employee often sought out by researchers needing her assistance. Thank you, Paige!

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Identified as Nation's Most Complex VA Healthcare  <>  The North Florida/South Georgia  Veterans Health System has recently been identified as the most complex Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system in the country. Every three years, the VA categorizes its hospitals based on complexity, which consists of the type of patient populations, clinical services available, the services offered to Veterans, and the type of education and research programs available. ​


NF/SGVHS Begins Janssen COVID-19 Vaccinations  <>   North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) will begin COVID-19 vaccination with the Janssen vaccine on March 9, 2021 following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine.  In clinical trials, the Janssen vaccine showed an 85% efficacy in preventing severe/critical COVID-19 disease occurring at least 28 days after vaccination.  Read more here.

The ACT Initiative <> According to a 2019 medical news report, the VA has signed on to a goal for the VA that was first advanced by the Coalition to Heal Invisible Wounds and NFFRE's parent association (the National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundation): To shorten the time it takes the VA to partner with research sponsors to enable sponsored research to start more quickly.  This ACT Initiative will help build on the VA's impressive history of advancing care for Veterans, which often also improves care for the general public.  Read more about the history of VA research here. 

2019 NAVREF Awardee  <>  NFFRE Executive Director, Mrs. Teresa “Angie” Smith, took home the Board of Directors Distinguished Service Award from the 2019 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF).  She received this recognition for the turnaround success story she engineered at NFFRE .

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