Million Veteran Program

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MVP information

Become a MVP in the nationwide Million Veteran Program

What is the Million Veteran Program?

CERV proudly supports the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ national Million Dollar Program (MVP). This voluntary research program is designed to help researchers better understand how genes affect health and illness with the goal of improving health care for Veterans.

What will MVP study?

MVP aims to be one of the largest programs on genes and health 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. An increasingly common way to gain knowledge in this area is to collect genetic samples and health information from large groups of people.

Researchers may use this information to learn how genes, lifestyle, and military experience affect health and disease.