Depression, anxiety in Veterans versus non-Veterans
Contrary to what the researchers expected, a study of nearly 7,000 men aged 50 or older found that Veterans were no more likely than non-Veterans to have depression or anxiety.
New ways to deal with the opioid crisis
In any given year about a third of Veterans in VA care are prescribed an opioid for pain. VA researchers are working to minimize the risks, and identify alternative ways to manage the pain.
Gene variant predicts response to cancer drugs
In a study of 49 Veterans with advanced lung cancer, researchers with VA and Emory University pinpointed a gene variant that predicted the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
Mission StatementThe 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. Read More
Participating in ResearchEach 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. The VA Research Program 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. Read More
Media RoundtablesVirtual media roundtables provide reporters with an opportunity for direct discussion with leading VA researchers on key research topics and portfolio areas. Each hour-long session includes brief remarks by researchers on a designated topic followed by a question and answer session. Reporters may participate in-person at VA headquarters in Washington, D.C., or by teleconference. Read More