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VA Research Week

Research Week

Research Week provides an opportunity to honor Veterans and to highlight outstanding achievements in VA research.

Dates: May 18-22, 2015

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Mission Statement

The VA Office of Research and Development (ORD) aspires to discover knowledge, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our Veterans and the nation.

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See also Declaration of VA Research Principles (942 KB, PDF)
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Participating in Research

Each year, dedicated researchers and volunteers work together on thousands of studies at VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. These studies have contributed significantly to advancements in health care for Veterans and the larger population. VA Research aspires to discover knowledge through research, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our Veterans and the nation.

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Research news from local VA Medical Centers and our university partners

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Avoiding medication errors

Avoiding medication errors

A VA study found that a simple redesign of two confusingly similar IV-bag labels could help avert potential disaster in the OR. The study was led by the Veterans Engineering Resource Center at the Pittsburgh VA and published in the Journal of Patient Safety. Read more here.

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