Audiology pioneer looks back on career
Dr. Richard Wilson recently retired from VA after more than four decades leading groundbreaking work in hearing science. His work, applied in clinics throughout VA and beyond, has improved assessment and care for a multitude of Veterans and other patients.
A new way to diagnose mild TBI
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be difficult to diagnose. A team with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has validated a new tool they say can help make the process more reliable and accurate.
Deployments and risky driving
In a study of Ohio guardsmen, prior deployment was associated with increased rates of drinking and driving, passing on the right, running red lights, and ignoring seatbelts. In related research, VA investigators are using simulators to probe how PTSD and other conditions affect driving abilities and patterns.
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