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The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Research Service aspires to discover knowledge, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for Veterans and the nation. We strive to provide veterans with the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the continuing search for knowledge through research. Our goal is to use research in order to promote better health and healthcare for all.

Major areas of biomedical laboratory and clinical sciences research include:

  • Acute & chronic kidney disease
  • Burn Trauma
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes/Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics
  • Health services research
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mental health & Suicide prevention
  • Oncology & Hematology
  • Psychiatry & Psychology
  • Pulmonology
  • Substance abuse/Alternatives to opioids

Veterans can volunteer to participate in studies that are expected to make significant contributions to health care advancements. View studies under recruitment for Veterans in Colorado at

VA Research Core

VA Research Core facilities offer researchers access to cutting-edge instruments, technologies, services, as well as expert consultation and training. Learn more about the Eastern Colorado VA Research Core.

Research programs

Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

The goal of Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) is to improve the health of older Veterans through the development of innovative research, clinical and educational initiatives. Learn more about the Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center.