VA’s Million Veteran Program seeking female Veterans for genetic-based studies

Rosalie Liotta and her caregiver, Cathy Adkins, are both Veterans. Liotta enlisted in WAVES, the women’s branch of the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II. Adkins served in the U.S. Air Force from 1980 to 1995. In one of her assignments, she worked as an aerospace ground equipment maintenance technician during the Persian Gulf War.

That’s not the only commonality between the two. They’re both enrolled in VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), which is aimed at learning how genes, lifestyle, and military exposures affect the health of former service members. As a result, the two feel they’re making a sincere effort to give back to their country.

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