Veterans as tour guides around the VA
Seeing VA medical centers through the eyes of the Veterans who come there for care—that was the goal of recent studies by a VA team. The researchers used guided tours, given by the patients themselves.
Pilot study: Swedish massage OK with Veterans
VA and Duke University researchers found in a pilot study that Swedish massage is an acceptable and feasible treatment for VA health care users with osteoarthritis of the knee. Moreover, those in the study reported improvements in pain, stiffness, and function.
Training the next generation of nurses
Innovative partnerships between VA medical centers and their affiliated nursing schools are preparing a new generation of nurses who are well-attuned to Veterans' health issues, whether they end up working in VA or other health systems.
Mission StatementThe 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. 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. 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. Read More
RESEARCH NEWS FROM LOCAL VA MEDICAL CENTERS AND OUR ACADEMIC AND FEDERAL RESEARCH PARTNERS