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The Research Service at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital aims to provide comprehensive, superior-quality services that support VA investigators and advance their basic and applied research while adhering to the highest scientific, ethical, and regulatory standards.  

The Million Veteran Program

The Million Veteran Program (MVP) is a national research program to learn how genes, lifestyle, and military exposures affect health and illness. Since launching in 2011, over 865,000 Veterans have joined MVP, making it one of the world’s largest programs on genetics and health.

The MVP is seeking volunteers to participate in research that aims to improve health care for Veterans and their families. To learn more, call toll-free 866-441-6075 or visit

The VA Office of Research and Development aspires to discover knowledge, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our Veterans and the nation.  

Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center - GRECC

Through conducting cutting-edge research, the GRECC is able to provide the most up-to date and innovative care possible. It also provides geriatric education for hundreds of health professionals in training to improve the quality of care for all older persons. Learn more about the VA Madison GRECC