Social support and PTSD treatment
It seems logical that people with PTSD who have strong social support would be more likely to seek out treatment. New research suggests that might not be the case.
Helping those with vision loss find their way
Researchers and engineers at VA's Atlanta-based Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation are working on new technology to help people with vision loss get around independently.
Blood pressure gene tied to shrinking hippocampus
According to a Tennessee team of researchers, variants in a gene that helps regulate blood pressure appear to affect the size of the hippocampus—a brain area crucial for memory.
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