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Veteran's Affairs Task Force

The Veteran's Affairs Task Force fosters communication and promotion of veteran issues and related activities throughout the SGIM membership. This includes sponsorship of events at the Annual Meeting and regional meetings throughout the year, publication of articles in Forum and JGIM supplements and promotion of key topics and resources to SGIM members with and without VA affiliations. 

2016 - 2017 Initiative

  1. Build collaborations with VACO outside of HSR&D:  We are continuing to explore collaborations with VA Office of Academic Affiliation as well as with VA Women’s Health Services (formerly named Women Veterans Health Strategic Planning Group).

SGIM Annual Meeting Proposed VA Activities:

  1. VA HSR&D Sponsored Special Symposia and Workshop(s).
  2. VA Lunch with Leadership: VA discussion with key leaders from the VA HSR&D and veterans.
  3. Health Administration.
  4. VA Primary Care Interest Group Meeting.


If you have questions regarding the work of the SGIM VA Task Force, please contact Erika Baker, SGIM Staff Liaison, at or 202.887-5150.  

David Haggstrom, M.D.

Chair, VA Task Force
Roudebush VAMC
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Attila Nemeth, M.D.

Co-Chair, VA Task Force
Case Western Reserve University
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Monica Peek, M.D., M.P.H
SGIM Council Liaison
University of Chicago
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Interested in joining the VA Task Force?

Please visit the SGIM Volunteer Center

for available task force volunteer opportunities.