Office of Research & Development

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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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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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HERL in the spotlight

HERL in the spotlight

Time magazine recently covered the cutting-edge rehab technology being developed at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and the University of Pittsburgh. Watch the video here.

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