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Research in Veterans Affairs Health Care System

The VA ranks as one of the nation’s leaders in health research. Thousands of studies are conducted at VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes each year. This research has significantly contributed to advancements in health care for Veterans and other Americans from every walk of life.

Learn about participating in a research study, MS Research and You.

Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence Research

The Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence (MSCoE) facilitate research to improve the understanding of MS among Veterans with MS. We advance forward the VA’s research mission by providing a structure and environment that facilitates MS laboratory, clinical, and epidemiologic and health services research. We also provide an environment for the incubation of ideas, and provide a structured network to advance research quickly. Our local and national multi-site trials enhance collaboration among VA medical facilities and increase the participation of Veterans in research activities. We also provide mentoring for VA Career Development Grants and National Institute of Health Awards.

MSCoE currently has funding from various sources including the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, National Institutes of Health, National MS Society, and private industry. In addition, MSCoE conducts several unfunded research and scholarly activities. To learn about MSCoE researchers and research, visit our VA MS Researchers page.

For VA healthcare professionals interested in starting a research study in the VA, visit our VA Research Resources page. 

MSCoE Research Study Articles