Hampton VA Medical Center
Hampton MVP Recruitment Fair
Elizabeth City, NC – The Department of Veteran Affairs is launching the Million Veterans Program (MVP) at the Elizabeth City, NC , Albemarle Outpatient Clinic. This is a national, voluntary genetic research program. MVP is designated to help researchers better understand how genes affect health and illness with the goal of improving health care for Veterans.
MVP aims to be one of the largest programs on genes and healthcare in the United States. With an expected enrollment of one million Veterans over the next five to seven years, MVP provides an important opportunity to understand genes and health. Genes carry instructions for building and maintaining our bodies. Small differences in our genes may also explain why some people get diseases and others do not.
In addition, genes interact with our lifestyle factors and environment to influence our risk for common illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; they may also affect how people respond to certain medication and treatment. Researchers findings based on MVP may lead to new ways of preventing and treating illness in Veterans and all Americans.
Any veteran receiving care in a VA health care system can participate - enrollment only takes about 20 minutes. Representatives will be at the Albemarle Outpatient Clinic, in Elizabeth City, NC, on Monday May 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM through 2:00 PM. Participation in MVP is entirely voluntary and will not in any way affect Veterans’ access to health care benefits.
What: Million Veterans Program Research Kickoff
When: Monday, May 23, 8:30 AM through 2:00 PM
Where: Elizabeth City, NC (Albemarle) Community Based Outpatient Clinic
1845 West City Drive
Elizabeth, City NC 27909
For more information please contact Ms. Selma White at the Albemarle Outpatient Clinic at 757-722-9961 ext. 4800 or 4801.