Explore VA Pittsburgh's nationally recognized research initiatives, with specialty programs in geriatrics, mental health, human engineering, and health equity. You can also volunteer to participate in a research study.
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Our research programs
In fiscal year 2019, VAPHS received $18.2 million for 116 investigators to work on 350 projects. VAPHS is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. Major research emphases include:
- Clinical trials
- Clinical science
- Health services
- Rehabilitation and related technologies
- Basic science
- Animal Trials
Interested in participating in research?
Find out how and explore of Research Programs:
CHERP - Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
GRECC - Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
MIRECC - Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Center
HERL - Human Engineering Research Laboratories
StatCore - Research Office Data and Statistical Services
CTC - Clinical Trials Center
VA Research Currents
Read the latest edition of VA Research Currents for Veteran-centered research news.
Support VA Pittsburgh Research
The Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh is a private nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of Veterans by supporting and advancing VA Pittsburgh's research and education activities, while observing the highest ethical standards.
Volunteer for a research study
VA researchers wouldn't be able to make the advancements they do without help from the volunteers who take part in studies. If you'd like to contribute to VA's medical advancements, consider participating in research.
If you decide to volunteer for a research study, you can change your mind at any time. Your decision to participate (or not) will not affect your VA benefits.
For questions and more information about participating in VA research:
Veterans Research Foundation
The Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh is a private, nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of Veterans by supporting and advancing VA Pittsburgh's research and education activities, while observing the highest ethical standards.
The foundation depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and other organizations to continue its mission.