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Research and Development

The Office of Research and Development's mission seeks to improve the lives of Veterans and all Americans through health care discovery and innovation. VA Research is unique because of its focus on health issues that affect Veterans. Solutions are identified and developed through careful, rigorous research in labs and clinics. These solutions are then applied to patient care, or translated into new or improved programs, as rapidly as possible.

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Our Impact

  • Focuses on the unique care needs of Veterans, e.g., TBI, PTSD, toxic military exposures
  • Creates the innovations that improve Veterans lives, e.g., new prostheses, treatments for mental health and substance use
  • Identifies the best ways to improve Veteran care, e.g., new models of care, safer practices, faster adoption of new therapies

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