Studying the impact of sexual assault reporting
The Department of Defense has invested heavily in encouraging service members to report sexual assault. Two VA studies looked at the experiences of women who reported such assaults—or chose not to.
Study focuses on diagnostic errors
A recent VA study, part of a wider effort to better understand and to reduce or eliminate diagnostic errors, estimated that 12 million such errors occur yearly in the U.S.
Lab will advance personalized medicine
Using robotics and other high-end technology, a new VA lab in Columbia, S.C., will look for "protein signatures" in blood samples to help personalize medical care for Veterans.
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