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Featured Videos

Kupersmith video

VA's Chief Research and Development Officer Joel Kupersmith, MD, talks about this year's Research Week activities and the importance of VA Research. Kupersmith will host the 2013 VA Research Week Kick-off on May 13, 2013 at the Washington, DC VAMC. Click to watch video (4:52 min - Windows Media)

Hypertension video

VA researchers at the Milwaukee Healthcare System are teaming up with Veteran Service Organizations to tackle hypertension. Click to watch video (4:02 min - Windows Media)

Non-profit video

VA researchers from the Phoenix VAMC show how non-profit foundations help keep VA Research on the cutting edge. Click to watch video (2:40 min - Windows Media)

VA Research helps paralyzed Veterans stand, walk

VA researchers at the Cleveland Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center are using a hybrid of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and conventional bracing to allow Veterans who are paralyzed from the chest down to stand and walk. (3:55 min - Windows Media)

MVP video

VA employee Susan Hall tells about her participation in VA Research's Million Veteran Program. Click to watch video (3:47 min - Windows Media)

DEKA video

"I was a one-sided person": THE DEKA Arm, a VA Research partnership with DoD
VA researchers join forces at the Manhattan VAMC to help a Veteran who lost his arm 40 years ago. The DEKA Arm is a joint collaboration between VA Research and the Department of Defense. The goal is to produce the world's most advanced prosthetic army system to help improve Veterans' lives. Click to watch video (5 min - Windows Media)

TRACTS video

TRACTS: VA Research explores unique issues of Veterans with both TBI and PTSD
VA researchers in Boston are examining the links between mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder that occur conjointly in Veterans returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. The hope is to get a better evidence-based treatment for this type of Veteran population. Click to watch video (7 min - Windows Media)


View VA and Academic Affiliates: Partners in Health Care Discovery and Innovation by clicking the image above. (6:06 min)

85 years of research video

85 years of VA R&D

Watch this story of the history of VA research, and see the amazing discoveries that make Veterans' lives better every day.
(8:01 min - Windows Media)

Stephen Cochran video

Stephen Cochran music video!

Check out this brief interview with Veteran and country music star, Stephen Cochran, followed by an original music video made for VA Research Week! (3:05 min - Windows Media)



The VA ORD Research Videos and Brochure Series highlight VA research in many important areas.

The videos below highlight VA research in the following areas: cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, diabetes, genomics, equity, hearing loss, pain management, Parkinson's disease, PTSD, prosthetics, TBI, vision loss, and women's health.

The brochures highlight VA research in the following areas: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), PTSD, TBI, Women's Health, Mental Health, Prosthetics, Rural Health, and Federal Research Collaboration.

VA ORD Research Videos

Research & Development Overview
Description: This video gives an overview of VA's medical research and development program, highlighting the various achievements of the program and explaining why the program is important.
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Cancer Research
Description: This video shows a new way that doctors are treating Veterans for colon cancer using a special blue dye to detect flat lesions. It also highlights the work of Nobel Laureate Andrew Schally, who is working to cure cancer without using chemotherapy.
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Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke Research
Description: In Baltimore, VA Researchers are using robots and treadmills to help Veterans who have experienced a stroke regain their mobility.
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Diabetes Research
Description: This video highlights the various research being done at VA Hospitals to help the large number of Veterans with diabetes.
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Genomics Research
Description: Since the human genome was mapped, VA has been a leader in researching genomics medicine to try to make medical care in the VA system truly personalized.
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Health Equity
Description: VA research has shown that some groups of people have different access to health care than other groups. VA is currently studying what disparities exist and how to fix those disparities. This video highlights two programs aimed at mental health treatment and weight loss.
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Hearing Loss Research
Description: Many Veterans experience some form of hearing loss or tinnitus. This video highlights VA research programs focused on hearing.
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Pain Management Research
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Parkinson's Disease Research
Description: This video shows how deep brain stimulation surgery helped a doctor regain some of his mobility that was lost due to Parkinson's Disease. It shows how the surgery has helped him to lead a much more independent life.
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Description: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is very common among Veterans. The Department of Veterans' Affairs is conducting research programs to treat Veterans with PTSD, including using long-term exposure therapy and virtual reality therapy.
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Prosthetics Research
Description: This video shows Veterans who have receives prosthetic devices and are able to regain independence, due to research done by VA doctors.
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Spinal Cord Injury Research
Description: VA has many research programs helping Veterans with spinal cord injuries. One of those programs is a Vocational Rehabilitation Program, designed to help vets with SCI go back to work.
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Traumatic Brain Injury
Description: This video shows how Kara Wooten used the VA Medical System to restore her vision after being exposed to several IEDs in Iraq. It highlights the various research programs being conducted at VA Hospitals to help Veterans with traumatic brain injury or TBI.
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Vision Loss Research
Description: Macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa are two very common eye diseases. VA researchers are currently helping Veterans restore their vision through various therapies and prosthetic devices.
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Women's Health
Description: VA has an entire Women's Health system devoted to women Veterans. With the new generation of Veterans coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan, VA is taking the time to develop new clinics to meet the specific needs of female Veterans.
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